Pre-Professional (BS)

This BS track prepares students for graduate school:

Recommended minimum GPA for acceptance into the following graduate degree programs

  • Physician Assistant (PA)                                                          3.5 GPA and above recommended
  • Physical Therapist (DPT)                                                         3.5 GPA and above recommended
  • Occupational Therapist (OTR)                                                 3.3 GPA and above recommended
  • Chiropractor (DC)                                                                     3.3 GPA and above recommended
  • Registered Dietician (RD)                                                        3.3 GPA and above recommended
  • Prosthetist (design/fit artificial limbs for amputees) (CP)         3.3 GPA and above recommended


Some Other Degrees to Consider after Graduation with a Bachelors in EXSC:

  • Masters in Exercise Science specializing in human performance, nutrition, community physical activity, clinical exercise physiology, research, and teaching.
  • Masters in Biomechanics
  • Masters in Sport Psychology
  • Masters in Athletic Training
  • Masters in Public Health – Global Health, Nutrition, Community Health (beneficial for educating general and special population groups through private or government agencies, epidemiology research, excellent for Missions, and preparation for other medical degrees)
  • Masters in Sport Management
  • Masters in Health and P.E. with teacher licensure
  • Bachelors/Masters in Recreational Therapy/Recreational Therapist (RT)


Attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in EXSC will help to set these students apart from other applicants for acceptance into the following competitive associate degree programs:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)


Other Healthcare Careers:

  • Office Medical Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiology Technician (x-ray, MRI)
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Paramedic (emergency medical care)
  • Massage Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP)
  • Audiologist (Au. D)