Exercise Science

What exactly is exercise science?
At its core, Exercise Science is a multifaceted field of study in which the acute and chronic responses of movement and physical activity are the intellectual focus. The Exercise Science program is designed for students interested in fitness, sport performance and health-related fields. It is designed to prepare students for positions in the exercise and fitness industry, or for post-graduate study in exercise science or other health-related disciplines.


Sport and Human Performance
Sport and Human Performance:

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Training
  • Sport Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Professional
  • Biomechanist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sport Psychology Consultant
Allied Health
Allied Health:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Chiropractic

Master's in Strength and Conditioning

The LaGrange College M.S. in Strength and Conditioning equips students for careers in athlete development and physical preparation. Graduates are ready to begin work as strength and conditioning coaches and sport performance specialists in a range of environments—from high school to the professional level.
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Why LaGrange College?

LaGrange College students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in class while working directly with athletes. The SPEED (Sport Performance Enhancement Education and Development) Center is designed to enhance student learning of exercise science concepts while also enhancing student athlete performance. Students work with faculty and coaches to design and implement effective training and monitoring programs.

Train & Test Collegiate Athletes
Train & Test Collegiate Athletes

Sport Performance Laboratory Classroom
Sport Performance Laboratory Classroom

Research Opportunities
Research Opportunities


Message from Dr. Arya Alami,
Chair of the Exercise Science Department

Dr. Arya Alami

The Exercise Science program is designed to equip undergraduate students with the tools and skills to succeed. The program consists two concentrations: Sport and Human Performance and Allied Health. Students in the Sport and Human Performance concentration work toward developing skills for careers as personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and sport coaches, while students in the Allied Health concentration take courses and serve as interns in preparation for graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, physician's assistance, and chiropractics.

Exercise Science graduates leave campus with all of the necessary coursework and practical skills to succeed in graduate school and in the workplace. Through active involvement and a learn by doing/hands-on approach, our students get invaluable experience applying concepts learned in the classroom in our SPEED Center lab, working with student-athletes, faculty and staff, and during internships with local physical therapy clinics and Kia Motors' med unit.

The exercise science program encourages students to practice civility, develop an affinity for diversity, answer the call of service, and strive for excellence.