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Sports Science, BSEd

The Sports Science concentration will incorporate both classroom and supervised practical experiences to prepare undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work as professionals in the health and fitness industry. Candidates who compete this program will be eligible to apply for the ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor certification.

Entry-level health and fitness professionals will be skilled in evaluating health behaviors, risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, developing and implementing safe and effective exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. Health and fitness professionals can perform these activities in commercial, university, corporate, or community settings where their clients participate in health promotion, fitness, and sports performance activities.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

Career Opportunities:

Currently, sports scientists work and study in commercial, clinical, and workplace settings to increase health, fitness and quality of life of the general population. An entry-level career within the field of sports science may have a starting pay range of $25,000-35,000. Sports scientist employment opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Wellness program coordinator
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist
  • Cancer exercise specialist
  • Group exercise instructor
  • Biomechanist Exercise physiologist
  • Corporate or recreational fitness director
  • Certified personal trainer
  • Certified strength & conditioning coach
  • Exercise test technologist
  • Sales or marketing of medical/fitness equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals sales
  • Geriatric recreational therapist

The following career paths are additional options for sport science students. These positions may require further training and/or education.

  • Athletic trainer
  • Dietitian or sports nutritionist
  • Occupational or physical therapist
  • Medical doctor or physician’s asst.
  • Nursing Researcher
  • Academician
  • Chiropractor

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Courses

  • Strength and Conditioning in Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Pharmacology for Athletic Training
  • Personal Health
  • Health Behaviors
  • Health and Fitness for Chronic Disease and Disorders
  • Teaching Fitness in Physical Education

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