UMass Boston


The Department of Exercise and Health Sciences offers students with the training and preparation for careers in high demand in the field. 

The BS in Exercise and Health Sciences program prepares student to work in settings focused on cardiac rehabilitation, fitness and wellness, health promotion, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and other clinical settings across the life span.  Students may tailor their undergraduate curriculum to meet the prerequisites for graduate programs in Allied Health (such as Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy), Medicine or Research and still graduate in four years.

The MS in Exercise and Health Sciences program prepares students to pursue careers in research or to become practitioners and leaders in areas that include exercise physiologist, fitness director, health promotion practitioner, project director, research coordinator, research scientist or worksite wellness director.

The PhD in Exercise and Health Sciences program prepares students to be employed by universities, research centers, and state and federal health and research agencies. Graduates are trained to become high-level, independent scientists, and are also prepared to teach in academic settings and to fulfill meaningful service obligations.