Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Make your move in an exciting, high-demand field.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for physical therapists, exercise physiologists, fitness trainers and instructors will grow faster than most occupations between now and 2026 as businesses, insurance companies and other organizations recognize the benefits of health and wellness and offer incentives for joining gyms and other health clubs.
More students go to physical therapy school to earn their Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Exercise Science undergraduate degrees than any other degree program.
At Edinboro, you’ll spend 600 hours - a full semester - getting hands-on experience in a setting that is aligned to your career goals. During this time, you will earn 12 credits and learn more about your chosen field. Placements may be anywhere in the country and include:
Fitness centers and gyms
Physical therapy practices
Our alumni represent us well. Many have gone on to Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs, Master’s programs in Athletic Training and master's and Ph.D. programs in Exercise Science and related fields. Here’s what a few recent graduates of our program are doing now:
Jared King (BS ’10) - Physical Therapist at King Physical Therapy & Fitness, Scottdale, PA.
Zack Zenko (BS ’11) - Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Stephanie Smigiera (BS ‘13) - DPT from Slippery Rock University, now a Physical Therapist at Excelsior Orthopaedics, Buffalo, NY.
Cory Beaumont (BS ’16) - Doctoral student, Kinesiology focus on Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
Prepare for a rewarding career.
Dr. Jim Roberts, Department Chair
219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444