North Hennepin Community College and Southwest Minnesota State University are proud to offer a convenient and affordable bachelor's degree in exercise science at NHCC’s University Center in Brooklyn Park. This degree program offers two different emphases, including Exercise Specialist, and Corporate Wellness and Exercise Leadership. This program is designed for students who want to pursue professional positions in the rapid growing health and fitness industry.

NHCC programs that transfer:


Career Opportunities

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Health & Fitness Specialist
  • Fitness Industry
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Personal Training
  • Assisted Living
  • Athletics Coaching
  • Athletic Enhancement (Sport Specific Training)

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Corporate Wellness
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Speech Pathology
  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science Graduate School