EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE MAJOR
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Through coursework, research, and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) prepares students for entry into this dynamic and growing field. Students in the EXSS program acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities of effective beginning professionals. Students study scientific and foundational content of human movement, engage in scholarly inquiry, and apply knowledge and theory to practice.
Graduates of the EXSS major are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise programs for healthy individuals as well as those with chronic disease. They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. The exercise and sport science professional has demonstrated competence as a leader in university, corporate, commercial, or community settings in which their clients participate in movement and fitness-related activities. They are also prepared for advanced study in allied health or medical-related fields (e.g. physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation). Students will complete their undergraduate education with a full-time internship experience (9-12 credit hours) and will have the opportunity to sit for a nationally
RECREATION AND SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Through coursework, practicum, internship, research, and scholarly activities, the Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management (RSM) provides students with opportunities to study, analyze, evaluate, and successfully lead and implement programs in the fields of recreation and sport management.
The RSM program prepares students for professional employment in a variety of public, nonprofit, and private recreation and sport settings or graduate studies in the recreation and/or sport disciplines. The RSM major offers students a wide range of exciting career choices within many professional fields. Specialists in these areas manage recreation and/or sport activity facilities, supervise and plan indoor and outdoor recreation and sporting events, and develop recreation and sport services among diverse settings and populations.
The RSM curriculum responds to the growing number of students desiring to study management and leadership in either the recreation or sport fields. All RSM students complete a common core of study and one of two specialized concentrations, recreation management or sport management. The curricula for both concentrations of study align with the program approval competencies of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM). The program culminates in a semester-long internship in the field.
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