Exercise Science

Exercise Science students working out in a gym to learn specific exercise techniques during class near Wichita at Butler Community College

Get fit. Stay fit, and teach others how to be fit. When you study exercise science at Butler, you learn biomechanics, nutrition, sport psychology and athletic training. You also acquire skills on how to maintain an athlete’s optimal performance and well-being. Through hands-on learning experiences, Butler will help you succeed in this dynamic field.



ICYMI: Exercise Science is Eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

Kansas Promise Scholarship LogoKicking off 2021, students qualifying for the Kansas Promise Scholarship can now go after their degree and have their costs for tuition, fees and books paid for by the state. That’s right – tuition, fees and books at no out-of-pocket cost. This revolutionary $10 million program only gets better with the Butler Advantage – quality education respected by employers. Get the Butler Advantage! Visit our Kansas Promise Act webpage to review scholarship qualifications, learn about the application process, and check out other eligible programs. Exercise science is currently approved for inclusion in this new opportunity.



Estimated tuition for Exercise Science = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

$43.11 hourly wage
31 annual job openings

382 Fitness and Wellness Coordinators are currently employed in Kansas.

*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.