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Exercise Therapy

Career Description

Exercise science professionals can work with exercise physiologists in a number of settings to motivate individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion.


Exercise science programs can be completed in a 4 year bachelor’s degree program.


  • Students must have completed the following courses: Anatomy & Physiology, Physiology of Exercise, EKG Interpretation, and Exercise Testing and Prescription.

  • Approval for an externship opportunity at BMC may include an interview, as well as a cover letter and resume.

Length of Clinical Experience

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Internship experiences are approximately 3-4 months long.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness. Most students will begin their clinical experience in outpatient, which is phase 3 of cardiac rehabilitation.

  • The MIGHTY program

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and Other Information