Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science – The University of Akron


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The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education is housed within the College of Health Professions.  The exercise science program prepares students for a variety of careers in health and fitness instruction, wellness, personal training, strength and conditioning, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Program Sheet


Parallel LCCC Program

Associate of Applied Science in Sports & Fitness Management


Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enroll in the Exercise Science partnership should have completed the LCCC Associate of Applied Science in Sports and Fitness Management.  Students must have earned a minimum of 2.5 overall GPA, a minimum 2.5 GPA in Exercise Science, and earn a grade of “C” or better in all required courses.

The following courses must be taken at LCCC prior to applying to the UA program.

  • HPED 156      Health & Wellness
  • HPED 274      Kinesiology
  • HPED 173      Biomechanics/Resistance Training
  • HLED 153       First Aid & Safety
  • HPED 151      Phys. Ed for the School Age Child
  • HPED 265      Prevent/Care of sports Injury
  • HPED 272      Exercise Physiology II
  • BIOG 153       Basic Human Nutrition
  • PEWL 151 186, 188 or 189,  PEFT 151 Stress Management, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, or Lifetime Fitness
  • HPED 278      Cert. Prep Course
  • HPED 162      Fundamentals Sports Fitness Man
  • HPED 222      Fund. of Strength and conditioning
  • AHLN110       Medical Terminology
  • HLED 221       Health Promotion and Behavior Change
  • HPED 261      Exercise Physiology I
  • HPED 166      Group Exercise Instructor
  • HLED 181       Nutrition & Weight Mgmt
  • HPED 172      Exercise for Special Populations
  • HPED 285      Practicum & Seminar
  • HPED 277      Measure & Evaluation


Application Information

  1. Submit a University of Akron undergraduate application online 
  2. Include a $45 application fee. This is a one-time fee. If you have previously paid this fee, you do not need to pay again.


Advising Information

Please contact Joan Ogg at for more information.