Exercise Science

Program Details

The Exercise Science program at Inver Hills teaches the disciplines of physical education, kinesiology, and exercise science while illuminating the diverse professional opportunities in these fields.

We offer an amazing array of sports- and recreation-based courses that give you the chance to explore yoga, tai chi, bowling, weight training, conditioning, golf, badminton, table tennis, pickle ball, tennis, softball, snowboarding, skiing, volleyball, jogging, karate, flatwater canoeing, winter skills, and more.

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Transfer Information

Earning your Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S. at Inver Hills gives you the ability to transfer as a junior to baccalaureate programs at the following Minnesota State universities:

* Southwest Minnesota State University offers a B.S. option in the Twin Cities metropolitan area

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit mnprivatecolleges.org/transfer for the most up to date information.

Exercise Science at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Exercise Science program:

  1. Help athletes and clients achieve superior athletic performance and lifelong wellness
  2. Use sports specific training, injury recognition, and physical therapy to prepare and rehabilitate the physically active
  3. Benefit from small class sizes and working out with likeminded classmates
  4. Create customized exercise plans for athletes
  5. Promote lifelong health and fitness to people of all ages
  6. Participate in a wide range of sports and activities
  7. Discover and teach how the body responds to physical activity and motion
  8. Work directly with industry-wise, student-focused physical education faculty
  9. Get hands-training in superb exercise facilities
  10. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.