A World of Movement

Creating professionals in evidence-based sport and exercise science

Sport and Exercise Science, BS

Students majoring in Sport and Exercise Science complete a combination of basic and applied science courses to explore how the human body functions during physical activity and exercise. As part of the curriculum students will apply the principles and concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition and exercise psychology to the study of the human body's responses and adaptions to acute and chronic bouts of physical activity and exercise.
Students who complete this degree often continue their studies at the graduate level in fields related to exercise science or allied health. Students not intending to pursue a graduate education are prepared for employment with community, medical, corporate and athletic fitness programs or in the sales or marketing division of exercise and/or medical equipment manufacturers. 

Thinking about changing your major to Sport and Exercise Science?

Start by reviewing the degree requirements and program summary and feel free to contact our Program Coordinator Tori Moffat if you have any questions. Contact us to:

  • Attend a course lecture
  • visit the Human Performance Lab
  • schedule a meeting with one of our faculty to discuss admission to the program and your intended career path

For more information regarding Change of Major, please visit the Major and Minor Selection section on the A&S Academic Advising Website.

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    P. Sven Arvidson, Ph.D.
    Interim Chair
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    Tori Moffat
    Program Coordinator

    Lauren Van Fossen
    SPEX Academic Advisor