Exercise Science Transfer Tips

Exercise Science graduates, especially those that have taken advantage of practicum and internship opportunities, are prepared to work in fitness/performance professions such as strength and conditioning, sport coaching, personal training, and group fitness. A degree in Exercise Science also offers excellent preparation for health profession programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation (and other clinical exercise fields), chiropractic, and medical school.

Prior to transferring, students should complete:

  • The Anatomy and Physiology sequence equivalent to HHP:1100 Human Anatomy and 1300 Fundamentals of Human Physiology.
  • The major Mathematics or Statistics requirement.
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements.
    • Transfer students with an AA degree from an Iowa community college or Black Hawk College in Illinois will enter the university having fulfilled all of the General Education Program requirements (except world language and Diversity and Inclusion) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Admission Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Prospective transfer students should contact the University of Iowa Office of Admissions, 319-335-1566, for information about applying.

Prospective Exercise Science majors should contact Dr. Clay Peterson (clayton-peterson@uiowa.edu) or Dr. Lucas Carr (lucas-carr@uiowa.edu) with questions about the major.