Exercise and Sport Science

About the program

The Exercise and Sport Science program prepares students for many career options, by equipping students with the academic knowledge and practical experience necessary to work in a variety of recreational and fitness settings. Students interested in teaching physical education and/or coaching in secondary schools choose Exercise and Sport Science as a first or second teaching field. The major also serves as preparation for graduate study in areas such as exercise physiology, athletic training and sports rehabilitation.

Student interested in working in a “movement” environment, such as athletics, physical education, athletic training, fitness and personal training, would enjoy the Exercise and Sport Science major.

Students can pursue one of the following program options:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science with Teacher Certification
  • Minor in Exercise and Sport Science
Courses and degree plans

View the Exercise and Sport Science Requirements and Degree Plans

View the Exercise and Sport Science with Teacher Certification Requirements and Degree Plan

Internship Opportunities

Our students have gained internships in places such as:

  • Recreational or after-school programs
  • The San Antonio Spurs
  • San Antonio Sports Foundation
  • Kinetic Kids
Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gained employment as:

  • Athletic director
  • Athletic trainer
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Exercise Tech Technologist
  • Health/Fitness Instructor
  • Marketing Director
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sports Event Coordinator
  • Sports Information Director
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Wellness Coordinator

Some positions may require further education.

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