Exercise and sport science (ESS) majors go on to careers in sport management, sport medicine, and physical education. ESS students who love the laboratory might choose to research rehabilitation options for cancer patients. Or they might attend graduate school to become physical or occupational therapists.
The ESS courses build on a foundation in psychology, chemistry, and physiology; as a graduate, you’ll become an expert in health and the prevention of lifestyle-related disease.
Put an Exercise Science Degree to Work
At Bluefield College, ESS majors work with the faculty to pursue research interests and land valuable practical internships. “Exercise is medicine,” says Dr. Doug Minnix. “It has the potential to prevent chronic disease, reduce depression and anxiety, and boost the immune system, which is especially relevant today.” Applying his own doctoral research, Dr. Minnix mentors sport science majors to develop mental toughness in pursuit of their dreams. “The physiology of growing strong is fascinating. It shows what a wonderful creator we serve.”
ESS majors who choose the sport medicine concentration receive personalized attention in the classroom, the Sport Medicine Lab, and their practicum and internship experiences. The program prepares them for careers as a certified exercise physiologist or sports medicine fitness specialist if they take and pass the national certification exams.
Sport & Recreation Management
The sport management concentration prepares students for a career in sports programs at the corporate, agency, professional, and amateur levels. Internships and coursework help students develop skills in the sociological, psychological, ethical, financial, and legal aspects of sport.
Multidisciplinary Sport Science
The multidisciplinary sport science concentration offers students the flexibility to design a personalized program of study to meet their career goals. Students can choose courses to give them a wide range of knowledge about exercise and sport science.
Email Dr. Minnix to learn how to join this program (he’s an alum!). We look forward to helping you see exercise as a “God-given tool” in your life.
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