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What are the secrets of human performance? How do training, nutrition, psychology and other factors affect competitive athletes and "weekend warriors" as well as a person's general health and well-being. Majors in exercise biology address the physiological, biomechanical and psychological aspects of sports, exercise and physical activity. This unique interdisciplinary major can prepare you for a career in any field related to human biology and performance, such as medicine, physical therapy, nursing, athletic training, coaching, teaching and research among many others.
Exercise biology majors from UC Davis have a range of career and graduate study options available. Many pursue graduate study in such fields as medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, education and nursing. Others find employment in teaching, coaching, and various community, corporate or hospital based exercise or research programs. The major is excellent preparation for students who wish to work in any field dealing with human biology.
You will begin your studies with foundation courses in natural sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) and mathematics. You may choose to pursue either an A.B. degree, allowing you more flexibility in course choice and providing the choice of a biological or psychological emphasis; or a B.S. degree, offering a more rigorous natural science curriculum and preparation more specific for students interested in eventual graduate study in the biological or health sciences.
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