Select Your Track
Students electing the integrative exercise science major will complete tracks in sports health, human performance, and/or sport and fitness management, accomplished through elective coursework and their chosen minor. Students will work closely with the integrative exercise science faculty to determine the best academic minor to meet their individual goals and objectives.
Sports Health Track: prepares students for various graduate opportunities in the medical and allied health professions including, but not limited to: physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, or clinical exercise physiology. Recommended complementary minors are biology, biomedical humanities, chemistry or neuroscience.
Human Performance Track: prepares students with an interest in sport, fitness, and wellness professions including graduate studies in areas such as interscholastic, intercollegiate, or professional sport strength and conditioning, personal training, coaching, wellness and health promotion, or corporate fitness. Recommended complementary minors include business, education, psychology, sociology or biomedical humanities.
Sports and Fitness Management Track: prepares students with an interest in sports management, administrative, and marketing professions including athletic administration, sports information, sport facilities management, or sport entrepreneurship. It is highly recommended that students interested in this area major in business or a related field and minor in integrative exercise science. Students who do, however, choose to major are recommended to pursue the following minors: business, communication, education, or entrepreneurship.
Select Your Minor
The major is accompanied by a requirement that students concurrently complete a minor in a second discipline aligned to their individual learning or professional goals. Students interested in the sports health track may elect to complete a sports health concentration instead of a minor, which can facilitate the completion of prerequisite courses required by medical and allied health graduate programs.
Students will complete either an internship or research project during their last semester. This serves as a culminating experience that provides the opportunity for students to apply the theoretical knowledge of coursework and laboratory experiences into a practical or research environment.