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  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACT or SAT test is optional for prospective students applying for Fall 2020 to join the St. Mary’s University freshmen class of 2024.

Studying Exercise and Sport Science at St. Mary’s

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Exercise and Sport Science studies the holistic connection of Mind, Body and Spirit in each human being. Students study and practice how the body works in stillness and in movement with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of all the systems within the body.

At this time, Exercise and Sport Science is experiencing increasing growth as it has been recognized as a gateway for students interested in a variety of professions including fields such as Healthcare, Sports, Health and Wellness and Fitness.  

Students with Exercise and Sport Science degrees have become professionals in the Medical area (MD, DO, Nursing), Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy as well as in the Academic area (teaching/coaching). There are also students who become Fitness Instructors, Strength and Conditioning coaches and a wide variety of other professions.

  • Career Opportunities

    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.

    Our graduates have gained employment as:

    • Athletic director
    • Athletic trainer
    • Coach
    • Exercise Physiologist
    • Exercise Specialist
    • Exercise Tech Technologist
    • Health/Fitness Instructor
    • Medical Dr./Dr. of Osteopathy
    • Marketing Director
    • Non-profit Organizations
    • Nurse
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Personal Trainer
    • Physical Therapist
    • Research Technician
    • Sports Event Coordinator
    • Sports Information Director
    • Sports Psychologist
    • Teacher
    • Wellness Coordinator

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Learn more about the Exercise and Sport Science Program

Interested in pursuing a degree in Exercise and Sport Science? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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