Exercise and Sport Science

The Exercise and Sport Science major is designed for students who seek careers in a broad range of areas related to exercise and sport science, including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Athletic Training
  • Chiropractic
  • Personal Training
  • Sport Management
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Coaching
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition 

Students interested in careers such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational therapy, chiropractic, athletic training, nutrition and sport management are encouraged to add a pre-professional emphasis, which contains courses required for graduate school that are not included in the Exercise and Sport Science major.

The Exercise and Sport Science curriculum is aligned with American College of Sports Medicine standards.  All Exercise and Sport Science students are required to take an ACSM certification exam in their final semester.  This can lead to a highly valuable national certification. 

Program Highlights

  • An experienced and dynamic professional faculty that teach evidence-based practices.
  • State-of-the-art facilities, including the $63.5 million Falcon Center.
  • Students receive hands-on, personal instruction in classes of 36 students or less.
  • Every student has two internship experiences (one sophomore year, one senior year) to confirm their career choice, apply learning from their coursework, and make professional connections.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research in their specific field of study.