Physical Therapy & Exercise Science | PES

1Jump into the in-demand field of physical therapy and exercise science.  The program includes the opportunity for accreditations/certifications in: American Heart Association; Adult, Child, Infant CPR certification with AED, First-Aid certification and Certified Personal Trainer.

The curriculum includes: exercise physiology, first aid and emergency procedures, fitness training, injury prevention, injury recognition and evaluation, sports psychology and research methods.

Career Options
  • Athletic Trainer Assistant
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength Conditioning Specialist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Technician
  • Chiropractor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Science Researcher
  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Program Specifics

The Physical Therapy and Exercise Science program is for the student who is interested in helping people prevent injuries or working with patients to help relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility. (Minimum 2.5 GPA and Algebra 1 required. Biology recommended.)

Opportunities In the Senior Year

College Articulation


Advanced Job Placement

Early Placement



Columbus State Community College-

semester hours vary for those majoring in Therapy and Rehabilitation Services