MAJOR – Exercise Science & Sport Management

Exercise Science

Schreiner University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Exercise Science. Exercise Science is the study of scientific applications to human movements and performance. Since it is the means to all accomplishments, movement is one of the most important things that man does. The study of Exercise Science seeks to determine the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors influencing simple movement and/or exercise. The program emphasizes the scientific application of these factors to human performance.

The ability to logically and scientifically analyze and evaluate human performance is useful in many areas. Many professional possibilities exist in the study of Exercise Science, and more are becoming available each year. Some students elect to pursue a teaching certificate in order to teach Physical Education in public or private schools. Other students may choose to work as exercise leaders or fitness directors in private athletic facilities or corporate fitness programs. There are two tracks in Exercise Science: Fitness and Wellness Track and Pre-professional Track.

The Sport Management major prepares students for careers in the fields of sport business, management of sport, and sport marketing by combining business related courses with studies of sport and physical education. Possible employment opportunities in Sport Management include professional sports teams, intercollegiate athletic programs, intercollegiate athletic conferences and associations, public and private facilities, corporate wellness programs, high school athletic programs, private sport clubs, sport marketing firms, and various amateur sport organizations. The Sport Management major at Schreiner University is designed for those individuals who wish to embark on one of the following career paths: (1) pursue a career in Sport Administration, such as an Athletic Director at a high school; (2) go on to graduate studies and work on college/university level; (3) work with professional sports teams and professional athletes; and/or (4) manage and direct sport facilities such as health clubs, sports arenas, ball parks, and stadia.

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Program Coordinator

Kristen McAlexander, PhD
Associate Professor of Exercise Science & Sport Management
Exercise Science & Sport Management

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