George Fox exercise majors study at a Christian university.

The exercise major at George Fox gives students a Christian perspective in the discipline.

George Fox University’s exercise science major provides students with a scientific foundation for careers in health care. The degree consists of a 53-semester-hour course of study and is tailored to students who wish to pursue graduate work in physical therapy or occupational therapy, become a physician’s assistant, or work in a variety of sports science-related fields.   

The core curriculum includes courses in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, physics and chemistry, while electives include classes designed to focus the student’s attention on requirements specific to a chosen graduate school’s prerequisites.

In addition to the sciences, students will take general education courses ranging from Bible and humanities to communication and mathematics – all taught in a Christian college environment where faith is integrated with learning.


Request information about the exercise science major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

What we offer …

  • Small classes

    Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.

  • Field experience

    Choose between field experience in conjunction with our biology department or fitness management field experience through our Department of Health and Human Performance.

  • Broad curriculum

    Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    Our laboratories and facilities are well-equipped with modern instrumentation for teaching and research.

  • Global opportunities

    Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges in study-abroad participation.

  • National recognition

    George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.

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