Exercise Science

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in Exercise Science as a path in this field opens up a myriad of different opportunities.

Whatever your intended profession, one thing is clear; the U.S. needs students like you to enhance the health and well-being of the general public. From an increasing elderly population to a larger number of obese youth, there is no shortage of careers from which you can choose.

What makes the program unique?

  • Exercise Science includes an array of disciplines such as exercise physiology, strength & conditioning, biomechanics, health and wellness, nutrition, neuromechanics and much more.
  • Our program provides marketable skills and knowledge, preparation for advancement on the job, and a strong foundation for graduate study.
  • The capstone project allows each student to apply the concepts of Exercise Science and simulate many aspects related to careers in this area.
  • A culminating internship program is completed in Exercise Science during the student’s senior year.

What sets faculty apart from other colleges?

  • Faculty members are experienced practitioners in their field.
  • The professors and Dean work closely with students to provide personal and individual advising guidance throughout their college career, later serving as a career reference.


  • A Human Performance Lab provides state of the art metabolic testing, body composition analysis, EMG/ECG function, as well as anaerobic and aerobic program design.
  • The Fitness Center in the Al Wheeler Activity Center provides opportunities for engaging, hands-on practice of techniques.



“When choosing a college to transfer to I made the decision to attend Peru State College because of an athletic scholarship for volleyball. When I applied, however, I still had reservations about a degree choice that best suited me. Following my first course load, and the one-on-one help, I knew I had made an excellent decision. Never did I imagine this path I chose would be so life changing. My experiences and lifelong friendships at Peru State will never be forgotten. I will also be eternally grateful for the knowledge I obtained with the help of my professors and opportunities they supplied for me. Few college students get to have the relationships with their professors like the ones provided at this college. I will always call Peru State family as well as my home away from home. I can never thank my professors and coaches enough for the impact they have had on me.”

Rachael West (’15) -