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Exercise, Sport Science and Athletics (minor)
Hiram College’s minor in exercise/sport science, coupled with a major in a related discipline, prepares students for graduate study and careers in sports medicine, strength and conditioning, sports administration and human performance and to work in settings such as: schools, clinics, sport clubs, recreational centers, medical settings, YMCAs, retirement communities and more.
To complete the minor, students must complete:
- a minimum of six courses (or equivalent) within the Exercise/Sport Science Department
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (offered through the Biology Department)
- one specialty course
- an internship, research project or competency testing
Students interested in the exercise/sport science minor should meet with the program coordinator during freshman year to properly plan a four-year course schedule:
Area of Specialization
Students must choose one of the following areas of specialization.
The sports health concentration is designed for the student interested in allied health care professions and working in a sports medicine environment. Students typically pursue additional education through a specialized allied health area or graduate studies. Potential employment opportunities include:
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapy
- Athletic Training
Strength and Conditioning
The strength and conditioning concentration is designed for the student interested in the scientific aspect of the fitness industry and specific certification programs. Potential employment opportunities include:
- Strength coach
- Personal trainer
- Fitness management
Interested students can pursue certification as a strength and conditioning specialist or certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as other certifying organizations.
The sports administration concentration is designed for the student interested in the administration and organization of athletic programs, facilities and personnel. Potential employment opportunities are available in:
- Academic environments
- Marketing, promotion and sales
- Facilities management
The human performance concentration is designed for the student interested in the emotional and intellectual function of performance and athletics. Students who choose this concentration usually pursue graduate study in sports psychology or sports administration. Potential employment opportunities are available in:
- Academic environments
- Private business sector