Integrative Exercise Science Degree

Our integrative exercise science major in Hiram, Ohio offers a curriculum that connects health and science with fitness and exercise. While pursuing the exercise science degree, students in the program will develop an in-depth understanding of: 

  • The movement of the body
  • How various systems of the body respond to exercise
  • Injury biomechanics and prevention
  • Nutrition and its role in disease prevention and sport performance
  • Exercise testing and prescription for athletic, healthy, and special populations (e.g., individuals with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.)

The goal of this program is to help students prepare for graduate school or a variety of job opportunities in clinical, private, athletic, educational, or corporate fitness settings.


Hiram College’s integrative exercise science major is recognized as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program (ERP). Hiram’s new ERP designation will bring hands-on clinical work, discounted certification exams, regional and national conferences, and opportunities for internships, assistantships, scholarships, and grants to students.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

The Hiram integrative exercise science degree focuses on incorporating a combination of experiential learning opportunities, theoretical study, and rigorous coursework in the sciences designed to give students the opportunities to successfully pursue careers within the rapidly growing field of exercise science.

The curricular aim is to stay abreast of innovative educational opportunities via scholarship, research, practical learning experiences, and technological applications. By the time students graduate with their exercise science degree from Hiram College, they will know how to conduct health and sports-related assessments, take measures for disease prevention, and prescribe physical activity or exercise interventions.

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Career Paths

Some of the career paths that students can pursue with their exercise science degree include, but are not exclusive to, the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Occupational therapy
  • Registered dietician
Joslyn Marion

JOSLYN MARION ’25 | Integrative Exercise Science Major

“I have known for a long time that I am interested in the field of sports medicine and this major will help me explore all of the possible opportunities I can have in the field.”

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Ways to Get involved

Looking for a club or organization that is specific to the integrative exercise science major? If so, another way students can prepare for the future is to get involved on campus by joining the IES club and the health and wellness program. Students can also build their professional networks by joining the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Hiram College IES was the 2022 Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Quiz Bowl Champions.

Why Choose Hiram College for Your Exercise Science Degree in Northeast Ohio

Located in the village of Hiram, Ohio, which is central to Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron, Hiram College is home to a vast array of off-campus activities for students, such as enjoying fine dining, attending lively concerts and sporting events, and much more.

Alongside our convenient location, Hiram College is home to a wide range of programs for students, including our integrative exercise science major. With approximately 33 majors and 37 minors to choose from, students are able to tailor their degree to coincide with their passions, aspirations, and future career field.

Students who choose to pursue their Hiram, Ohio exercise science degree will have numerous opportunities to expand their skill set while attending our distinguished university. While pursuing your degree with us, you are qualified to participate in various internships and field work terms if you are looking for hands-on experience in the field before graduation. Additionally, students are also encouraged to join one of our 30+ clubs, as well as expand their studies through various study abroad opportunities.

For more information regarding the benefits of pursuing your integrative exercise science major in northeast Ohio, please visit our about page.


Elizabeth Jacobs

Elizabeth Jacobs

Administrative Assistant to the School of Science and Technology and the School of Health, Education, Sustainability & Society

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