Health and Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science

Help people lead healthy, balanced lives.

Are you passionate about health and wellness? Do you dream of helping others improve their lives by becoming a knowledgeable change agent in the public health sector? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science at Regis.

Our Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science offers the foundation for you to use strategies to help others reduce health risks and increase overall health, as well as evaluate and advocate for policies that influence public health for the common good. In Jesuit education it’s known as Cura Personalis. To our students, it means looking at all aspects that affect individuals’ and communities’ health including social justice issues along with each individual’s unique circumstances, challenges and gifts. Be a change agent; help others make the most of their health by improving their well-being physically, mentally and socially.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Health & Exercise Science Classes

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HES 374: Applied Human Anatomy

Examines the relationships of the different body systems.

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HES 430: Physiology of Exercise

Explores concepts of nutrition and energy production and expenditure during exercise.

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HES 460: Community Health Assessment

Examines strategies to assess community health and considers community-identified assets and needs.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.S. Health & Exercise Science program, including course requirements and application materials.

Health and Exercise Science Career Paths

Exercise Specialists

Exercise Specialists identify risk factors and design specialized strength and conditioning programs for patients.

Health and Wellness Coach

A health and wellness coach helps their clients develop sustainable strategies for overall health and well-being.

Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists analyze their patients' fitness in order to help them improve their health or maintain good health through wellness activities and exercise recommendations.

By the Numbers

pass rate for internship experience, 2022-2023
In grad school or working in the field within 1 year of graduation, classes 2021-2022
Pass rate for ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Exam, 2023
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Considering a Career in Health Care?

If you’ve ever aspired to combine your unique interests and passions with a career of helping others, the Regis College Pre-Health Sciences Track is for you. At Regis, there are no set pre-health majors such as pre-med or pre-physical therapy. Rather, you’ll choose a major that aligns with your interests while also meeting the prerequisite requirements for your graduate health program ambitions. With the assistance of your designated pre-health advisor, you’ll choose the major that will best prepare you for entrance into professional school.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.S. Health & Exercise Science program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

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Choose Jesuit Education

Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

Accreditation and Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES).

Regis University is proud of our alumni and what they accomplish after graduation. View the HES Graduates First Year Path from the class of 2016 through the class of 2023, and the annual report for 2022.

  1. Translate principles of foundational sciences to evaluate and analyze function and movement across the lifespan.
  2. Interpret relevant and current published literature as it relates to exercise science, health and wellness applications.
  3. Apply basic concepts of function and movement to skill acquisition, learning, and retention in functional activities of daily living, sport, work and recreation.
  4. Examine biopsychosocial models on health and wellness behaviors, sports and exercise.
  5. Synthesize the physical, psychosocial and environmental variables necessary to prescribe and modify recommendations for health, wellness and exercise across the lifespan.
  6. Employ physical activity and nutritional recommendations for optimization of health and wellness status across different ages and to match differing client goals.
  7. Incorporate principles of leadership and ethical decision making in the application of decisions regarding health and wellness at the individual, community and societal levels.

The Regis health and exercise science program meets the performance domains and associated competencies set forth by CoAES accreditation standards.

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science is offered by the School of Physical Therapy within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.