Career Opportunities with a Sport Medicine Degree

Exercise and Sport Science

The mission of the Exercise and Sport Science major is to enable students to pursue career goals in the fields of exercise, sport science, sport management, and leisure studies. The student may select from three concentrations within the ESS major based on career goals.

Career exploration internships based on student major and interest areas are provided as early as the freshman or sophomore year. These internships help students decide if their chosen area of study is a good fit, and what a potential profession entails. In the junior and senior year, internship and experiential learning helps students connect theory with practice, and gain valuable hands-on learning. The global need for workers with expertise in health and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases is expected to increase in the coming decades. ESS graduates have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to facilitate improved quality of life in people groups around the world. Career opportunities in ESS are nearly as varied as can be imagined. The American Kinesiology Association has an extensive list of professions with associated explanations.

ESS majors are encouraged to join the American College of Sports Medicine if they concentrate in Sport Medicine, the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, and Dance if they concentrate in teaching, or the North American Society of Sport Management if they select Sport Management. Each of these organizations has local, regional, and national conferences where modern research in ESS is presented and discussed, vendors offer services, and career services can be accessed.

The mission of the Sport Management Concentration at Bluefield College is to expose students to a Christian worldview pertaining to the concepts and principles of sport management while preparing them to organize, administer and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional and amateur levels. Real-world opportunities are provided within a theoretical framework to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the performance of these functions. Working with our qualified and talented group of faculty and staff, students participate in learning environments based on the sociological, psychological, ethical, financial and legal aspects of sport, with job placement in sport as the ultimate goal.

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