The sport and exercise studies program focuses on introducing students to a framework of knowledge in areas supporting sport and exercise studies. A broad intellectual base challenges our students to explore foundations of human movement, personal health and fitness, and sport administration, with multidimensional courses such as kinesiology, motor development, exercise physiology, sport nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, sport management, and sport sociology. The integration of our classroom, laboratory, and field experiences with the college’s general education program provides a well-rounded liberal arts education experience.
Graduates are prepared for master’s programs in exercise science, kinesiology, health promotion, wellness management, athletic training, athletic administration, sport psychology, sport sociology, and therapeutic recreation, as well as careers in community, clinical, and corporate sport and exercise settings. A senior capstone and internship component are significant aspects of the educational experiences.
In culmination of the senior year, students will orally present a literature review paper of a topic of interest in sport and exercise studies. The required internship experience allows the students to gain first-hand experience in a discipline of choice related to sport and exercise studies.
Students are encouraged to supplement the sport and exercise studies major with a minor that supports their discipline of interest. Minors in biology, business, dance, communication studies, psychology, or sociology provide additional opportunities to expand knowledge in areas supporting sport and exercise studies.