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Exercise Science and Health Promotion Major

The Exercise Science & Health Promotion (ESH) major is science-based and provides students with training for careers that follow the present and future trends for health awareness and wellness.

The content of this program focuses on physical activity as a preventative discipline in maintaining good health, cardiovascular stamina, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and athletic performance.

A signature component of the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program has been the integration of the academic curriculum with the daily operations of the Dixon Center (Cabrini’s sports and recreation center).

The integration of academics with the Dixon Center’s fitness, aquatics, intramurals, recreation, and athletic training programs provides an excellent model of preparation for the future workplace.

Tracks for ESH Majors
Students have a choice between two tracks of study. All majors must select one.

  • Health and Wellness Management Track
  • Sports Science Track:

Affiliated Programs
Doctor of Physical Therapy (Widener University)
Master's in Athletic Training (Jefferson University)

Preferred Acceptance Agreement
Master's in Athletic Training (Neumann University)

Learning Outcomes
Exercise Science and Health Promotion majors will demonstrate:

  • the competency to administer physiological assessments that incorporate laboratory and technical skills appropriate to professional practice
  • entry-level professional competence in analyzing client’s physiological needs and prescribing appropriate exercise regimens (resistance training, cardiovascular, and/or nutrition)
  • the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in one-on-one counseling settings and when making presentations to groups
  • scientific or business writing skills appropriate to the exercise science/health promotion discipline and the student’s anticipated work setting
  • a level of information literacy and resourcefulness that will allow the student to remain current in the discipline throughout his or her career
  • professional behavior appropriate to the field and the anticipated work setting

ESH Career Resources and Links

The American College of Sports Medicine offers an in-depth guide about the field, careers, and how to get started.


Students from Cabrini’s Health and Exercise Sciences Department annually attend the American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference the first weekend in November.

  • For more information about this conference, visit marcacsm.org.