The concentration in Exercise and Sport Science provides a comprehensive exposure
to the field of exercise science, with coursework in areas such as kinesiology, physiology,
biomechanics, motor behavior, and exercise programming. Graduate study is complemented
by coursework in research design, scientific writing, and statistical analysis. Both
undergraduate and graduate students have internship opportunities (required for undergraduate
students; optional for graduate students), in addition to the opportunity to work
as a research assistant within faculty-directed laboratories.
Upon graduation, students wishing to pursue more advanced training in exercise science
or related areas (e.g., physical therapy, medicine, nutritional science) can do so.
Students are well-prepared to seek certifications offered by professional organizations
such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning
The undergraduate and graduate programs in EXSS are endorsed by the National Strength
and Conditioning Association.