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Exercise and Wellness
What's the Difference? Exercise Science vs. Exercise & Wellness

Program Overview

Exercise and wellness is a departure from the typical U.S. medical model, in that the focus is on helping individuals achieve optimal health and fitness, rather than on discovering and treating disease. Recent research findings, along with rising health care costs, have spurred an interest in keeping people healthy to improve the quality of life and avoid unnecessary medical expenses.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 60.5 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: EXSC 221

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Corporate Wellness Coordinator
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Wellness Coach
  • Health Coach
  • Lifestyle Coach
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Cardiac Rehab

With a Masters

  • Corporate Wellness Program Director
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Cardiac Rehab

With a Doctorate

  • Professor
  • Researcher

Potential Employers

Student Advisor Assignments

Carol Stepan: Last names A–G
Farris Child: Last names H–Z

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Carol Stepan

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Carol Stepan

Carol grew up in a large family in rural Ohio, where her chores included milking goats and taking care of chickens. She became the first member of her family to obtain a college degree, and as a first generation college graduate, she can be a great resource to other first-gen students. In her words, “I enjoy helping students explore their possibilities and discover that I’m their advocate.”

She enjoys spending time with her five children and two grandchildren. Besides her children, she says one of her other greatest achievement in life is getting her master’s degree.

Before working at Life Sciences Advisement, Carol had experience working as a high school counselor, a BYU admissions counselor, and an academic advisor in the BYU Salt Lake Center.

Carol advises students in the Exercise and Wellness major with last names starting with A-G.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Carol, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Farris Child

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Farris was born and raised in Idaho, served a mission in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and lived for four years on the Navajo Reservation while working as a high school counselor. 

Farris and his wife DeeAnna have been married for almost 20 years, and have been blessed with five children ranging in ages from 8-17.  During his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, serving, running, playing sports, gardening, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors. 

Farris has a BS degree in Family Development and an MS Degree in Psychology.  He has been working at BYU as an advisor/advisement administrator for 13 years. 

Farris advises students in the Exercise and Wellness major with last names starting with H-Z.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Farris, contact the Life Sciences Advisement office at 801.422.3042 or by visiting 2060 LSB.

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed for devotionals and holidays.