To inquire about this program:
Dr. Benito Velasquez | 423.869.6908 | [email protected]
The Sport and Exercise Science Department provides students with an understanding of the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological effects of exercise on the human body. The Department offers three different majors, each designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in fast-growing fields of wellness, fitness, and physical education.
Specifically, the Sport and Exercise Science Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in:
• General Exercise Science
• Pre-professional Exercise Science
• Physical Education leading to teacher certification in Physical Education (K-12)
Both the general and the pre-professional Exercise Science degrees will prepare students to enter the field of Exercise Science. However, the two degree options differ in terms of students’ preparation for post-degree programs. Students that plan to attend professional school, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training, should enroll in the pre-professional Exercise Science degree program.
The Department also offers concentrations in Health, Athletic Coaching, and Strength and Conditioning.
The Strength and Conditioning concentration is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and students that complete this concentration are eligible to earn the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) credential through examination.
The Sport and Exercise Science Majors Club offers students multiple ways to develop both socially and professionally with their field of study. Students are encouraged to attend state and regional conferences with instructors, where they can attend lectures, present research and participate in competitions.