Degree offered: BS in Sport and Exercise Science
The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science is a science-based undergraduate curriculum that explains the contribution of chemistry, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning. and psychology to effective exercise and sport performance. Students wishing to enter the job market with a bachelor’s degree are prepared for entry level positions with community, medical, corporate, and athletic fitness programs delivered by health clubs, YMCAs, hospitals, industry, and intercollegiate or professional sports teams. They are equally prepared for employment in the sales or marketing division of exercise or medical equipment manufacturers.
The curriculum prepares students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Exam and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health/Fitness Instructor Exam and Exercise Specialist Exam.
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements for the university, high school students considering a major in exercise science should take courses in chemistry and physics, as well as a fourth year of mathematics such as calculus or probability and statistics.