Examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in promoting healthy lifestyles. The coursework includes aspects of human movement and performance as a reflection of personal values and an expression of an individual’s physical, psychological, and social nature.
Exercise and Sport Science comprises several overlapping sub-disciplines, including biomechanics, biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, epidemiology, nutrition, psychology, sociology, sports history, and sport management. The program of study is designed to provide a compelling blend of classroom instruction, immersive learning, community service, and practical experience.
View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Exercise and Sports Science.
FacultyDepartment Chair of Science and Mathematics; Professor of BiologyAssistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science; Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science & Sport and Fitness StudiesAssistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
The Exercise and Sport Science degree provides undergraduate preparation for a wide variety of careers in medical technology, athletic training, therapy, health and wellness coaching, teaching, and more.
The degree provides an excellent basis for those pursuing graduate work in sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, nursing, cardiac rehabilitation or other medical specialties.
Jobs in Exercise and Sports Science include the following (note that some require graduate degrees or additional certifications):
- Aquatics Director
- Athletic Trainer
- Campus Recreation Specialist
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
- Coach at a High School or College
- Director of Youth Camps/ Sport Programs
- Exercise Physiologist
- Fitness Instructor at Commercial Fitness Center
- Director of Corporate Fitness Center
- Health Club Manager
- Health & Wellness Consultant
- Medical Doctor
- Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist
- Physical Education Teacher at School or College
- Physician Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Sport Management, Journalist, Marketing
- Sports Journalist
- Strength and Conditioning Coach