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Sport and Fitness Studies (BA)

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Lisa Bonner
Department Chair of Science and Mathematics; ​Professor of Biology
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Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science & Sport and Fitness Studies
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
From Passion to Profession: Explore the Dynamic World of Sport and Fitness at WPU

The Sport and Fitness Studies (B.A) major at William Peace University is your gateway to an exciting career in coaching, personal training, health and wellness, sport management, and strength and conditioning.If you’re passionate about impacting lives through health, fitness, and exercise, delve into a program that goes beyond the conventional, offering not just a degree but an immersive experience that shapes leaders in the dynamic realm of sport and wellness. Here, passion meets purpose, and each stride you take is a step towards not just a career, but a calling.

A Complete Approach to Sport and Fitness

The Sport and Fitness Studies major at WPU is not just a program; it’s a comprehensive exploration of the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the dynamic field of health and fitness. Our curriculum ensures that students develop a solid foundation in sports history, sport psychology, personal training, sports coaching, and strength & conditioning. Moreover, a holistic understanding of the human body, including courses in Biology 101, Fitness & Wellness.

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Immersive Learning for Real-World Impact

At WPU, we believe in learning by immersion. Our Sport and Fitness Studies program offers students the opportunity to work directly with both healthy individuals and special populations. Through internships, students gain hands-on experience in evaluating fitness levels and developing individualized exercise programs. This immersive approach not only enhances theoretical knowledge but also prepares students for real-world challenges in the ever-evolving field of sport and fitness.

Career Pathways with Impact

The Sport and Fitness Studies major opens doors to a variety of exciting career paths. Whether you aspire to be a coach, personal trainer, sport manager, or specialize in strength and conditioning, our program equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your chosen field. Our graduates are prepared to make a positive impact on individuals’ lives, promoting health and well-being through their expertise.

Join us in the dynamic field of Sport and Fitness Studies at William Peace University, where hands-on experience, comprehensive education, and real-world impact converge to shape the fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Beyond the Gym: Impacting Health and Wellness

Your passion for health, fitness, and exercise becomes a catalyst for positive change at William Peace University. With the Sport and Fitness Studies major, you’re not just gaining an education; you’re unlocking the potential to make a transformative impact on individuals and communities. As a graduate, you possess the knowledge and skills to influence lives positively, whether as a coach, personal trainer, sport manager, or strength and conditioning specialist. The effect of your expertise ripples, fostering healthier communities and promoting well-being on a global scale.

We believe in the profound impact that dedicated professionals can make, and our Sport and Fitness Studies program is your gateway to becoming a leader who leaves an enduring legacy of health, inspiration, and empowerment.


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Careers with a Sport and Fitness Studies Degree

No Shortage of Career Opportunities

The Sport and Fitness Studies degree is designed for students interested in a career in the health, fitness and exercise field, but do not want to pursue graduate school. Graduates with a WPU degree in Sport and Fitness Studies work as sports or fitness specialists in various settings including:

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Aquatics Director
  • Athletic Administration in a High School
  • Campus Recreation Specialist
  • Coach at a High School or College
  • Director of Youth Camps/ Sport Programs
  • Fitness Instructor at Commercial Fitness Center
  • Director of Corporate Fitness Center
  • Sports and Recreation Director at a Resort
  • Health Club Manager
  • Health & Wellness Consultant
  • Parks & Recreation Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sales Consultant for Pharmaceutical, healthcare, sport or fitness products
  • Sport Management or Information Director
  • Sports Journalist or Marketer

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Absolutely! Our program is designed to prepare students for careers in coaching, among other areas. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in sports coaching, allowing graduates to enter the field with confidence and expertise.


WPU emphasizes learning by immersion, and our program offers opportunities for internships where you can gain hands-on experience in evaluating fitness levels and developing individualized exercise programs. These practical experiences are invaluable in preparing you for the challenges of the sport and fitness industry.

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Exercise and Sports Science (BS)

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