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Exercise Science Degree at SNU

Exercise Science at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaWhen you graduate with your degree in Exercise Science from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Personal Trainer 
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach 
  • Cardiac Exercise Specialist

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Exercise Science Overview


The Program

  • Aligns its core requirements with the professional preparation standards published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Provides a variety of internship opportunities tailored to the interests of each individual student
  • The curriculum provides NASM certification in Personal Training and/or Performance Enhancement Specialist (Strength and Conditioning Coach).

The Professors

  • Have years of practical experience in their fields of study
  • Have experience directing a grant from the Oklahoma County Health Department
  • Have clinical experience in cardiac rehabilitation
  • Have clinical experience in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy

The Preparation

  • Graduates are ready for careers in health-related fields, fitness/wellness in schools, hospitals, clinics, and community or private fitness centers
  • Our graduates are successful in graduate school and the workforce

Alumni Spotlight

Jeremy Johnson
Exercise Science alumni, Jeremy Johnson at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Currently: Owner of Health and Conditioning Systems and SNU Adjunct Professor

Responsibilities: Johnson uses his knowledge of the latest research in the classroom to address the needs of his patients while his practice allows practical application examples for the classroom.

Achievements: He has 13 years of personal training experience and has worked as an exercise specialist for Mercy Health Center before opening his company and becoming an adjunct professor.

In His Words: “SNU is certainly pivotal in my success and I just really enjoy teaching so I’ve always made time for it, whether presently being President of my company or previously working for Mercy. My education opened doors for me at mercy and really helped me develop my company and gain an understanding of the needs of the community and fitness industry.”



Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage