Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Exercise Science - Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences


The Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences major prepares students for graduate study in one of the exercise sciences ˗̶  physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training exercise physiology, biomechanics and cardiac rehabilitation.

Future athletic trainers may choose an accelerated track in which they can earn a bachelor’s degree in clinical and rehabilitation sciences and a Master of Athletic Training from MU in as little as five years.

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Learning Objectives

Upon completing the requirements and training for this major, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of:
    • Normal structural anatomy and function of the human body
    • Typical acute and chronic adaptations of the body to exercise
    • Nutritional concepts as they effect the exercising human
    • Administrative principles associated with health and fitness organizations, including facility design, human resources, budgeting, and risk management
    • Fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry
    • Accepted research procedures in human performance
    • Statistical concepts as applied to human performance
  • Demonstrate skill in::
    • Accurate measurement of various physiological parameters (e.g. oxygen consumption, body composition, blood pressure)
    • Accurately and critically interpreting relevant research in human performance