Exercise Science

Concentration Overview

The Exercise Science concentration is a multidisciplinary approach to exercise, fitness, and wellness. The primary emphasis is on the effects of exercise on various body systems. Support studies provide a knowledge base oriented toward lifestyle maintenance and health promotion/risk reduction.

Post-graduate interests related to this degree include: Physical Therapy Schools, Occupational Therapy Schools, Physician’s Assistant Programs, Medical Schools, Chiropractic Schools, Athletic Training Programs, Cardiac Rehabilitation Positions, Personal Training, Corporate/Hospital/University Fitness and Wellness Jobs, Strength and Conditioning, and Sport Science.

ETSU Catalog Description


Advisement typically begins 3 week prior to registration. Your advisor will be determined by your last name.

a. Last names A - D:   Dr Sato, rm 233E, , 423 439-5138
b. Last names E - L:   Dr Ramsey, rm 316E, , 423 439-4375
c. Last names M - R:  Dr Dotterweich, rm 234E, , 423 439-5261
d. Last names S - Z:   Dr. Kavanaugh, rm 315E, , 423 439-5572


View these important documents:

Exercise Science Program of Study Check Sheet


Exercise Science Program of Study Check Sheet Review


Exercise Science Advisement Video (YouTube)



Internship Documents:

All internship forms can be found on D2L attached to their respective dropbox folders.

For more information on internship courses, please contact Dr. Mike Ramsey 


Major Program Sheet
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Exercise Science Honors-In-Discipline
At this time we are not accepting applications for Honors-in-Discipline due to the large growth in both our undergraduate and graduate programs.  Please check back next academic year.

Students successfully matriculating may declare Exercise Science as a major.



For more information please contact the Undergraduate Exercise Science Program Coordinator:

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Box 70671
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-1701
Telephone: (423) 439-5138
Fax: (423) 439-5383


Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, student assistant positions may be available within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

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