D'Youville's ESS program builds on a tradition of educational excellence in the liberal
arts and allied health professions.
Exercise and Sports Studies
Pursue your love of sports and wellness with a BS in Exercise & Sports Studies.
D'Youville's Exercise & Sports Studies program prepares students to understand various
dimensions of the health professions, fitness industry and/or competitive athletics.
With a degree in exercise and sports studies, you can enter directly into industry
or pursue advanced graduate degrees in a number of fields.
The program builds on D'Youville's tradition of educational excellence in the liberal
arts and current strengths in the allied health professions such as dietetics, nursing,
physician assistant and physical therapy.
Pathways to Earn a Degree
D'Youville offers 3 degree pathways to earn a earn a bachelor of science degree in
exercise and sports studies:
Exercise Studies Track
Learn the health and fitness aspects of the exercise sciences. Prepare for a career
in the fitness industry such as strength and conditioning, or personal training.
Sports Studies Track
Learn the social, psychological, business and management aspects of the sports and
fitness industries. Prepare for a career in sports and fitness management and administration,
Health Professions Track
Enter the combined degree program as a freshman and graduate in six years with a bachelor's
degree in ESS and a doctor of physical therapy degree. This track features direct
entry into the Physical Therapy program upon successful completion of the B.S. in
ESS. You will not need to compete for entry into the doctoral program as long as you
maintain overall GPA of 3.0 and B or better and 3.2 GPA in all DPT prerequisite courses.