Integrative Exercise Science

This program offers a curriculum that connects health and science with fitness and exercise. 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 program 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 integrative exercise science program focuses on incorporating a combination of experiential learning opportunities, theoretical study and rigorous coursework in the sciences designed to enable students the opportunities to successfully pursue careers within the rapidly growing field of Exercise Science. The curricular aim is to stay abreast innovative educational opportunities via scholarship, research, practical learning experiences and technological applications. By the time students graduate, 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

  • 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

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 to build their professional networks by joining the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).


Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

Director, School of Health & Medical Humanities; Professor of Biology Edward J. Smerek Endowed Chair in Mathematics, the Sciences & Technology; Director, Center for Scientific Engagement
CONTACT Brad Goodner, Ph.D.

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