Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology is the systematic and research-based study of the body’s responses and adaptations to exercise including how they interact with body composition, certain disease conditions, diet, environment and training.

Graduates are prepared for professional or graduate school in exercise biochemistry, exercise physiology, medicine and allied health, and nutrition.

Program Overview

Through the exercise physiology program, you will have the opportunity to explore the field through an extensive offering of courses and research experiences associated with biochemistry, biomechanics, clinical assessment, exercise, nutrition and research design. The program’s strong science curriculum prepares you for entrance to schools of dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine, among others.

As exercise physiology is one of the most competitive majors at UD, the minimum ACT composite for incoming first-year students is 27, and the minimum grade point average for transfer students is 3.2 (which must include adequate preparation in the sciences).

Academic Requirements

Program requirements for all programs can be found in the online Catalog.

Additional Information

A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in exercise physiology. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.