Exercise Science and Sports Performance
Why a B.S. Degree in Exercise Science and Sports Performance?
Exercise science and sports performance is a growing area of study useful in a wide range of different professional careers, from coaches and fitness trainers to sports psychologists and athletic directors. Courses in this program are designed to prepare students for additional certifications and real world experience that will enhance their marketability in the professional world.
About the Exercise Science and Sports Performance Major
Located within the Division of Health Professions, the B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Performance prepares students to teach and/or coach in the community and school settings and to obtain professional certifications recognizable in athletic, exercise, and fitness professions.
2016-2017 Program Catalog
2016-2017 4-Year Plan
McKendree University provides you with interactive learning opportunities through our small class sizes, experienced faculty, and unique internship experiences that move you beyond the classroom. We are committed to your success in the degree programs we offer, the internships and extracurricular activities that will set you apart, and the college experience you’ll get here. Just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, McKendree University is located in historic Lebanon, Illinois, and affords students a host of enriching cultural, career, and entertainment opportunities.
Graduates are eligible to receive additional certifications, such as:
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Instructor
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Personal Trainer through the ACSM
- Clinical Certifications through the ASCM
Foundations of Human Movement
Sport and Health Psychology
Administration and Development of Physical Education and Athletic Training Programs
Club Information / Honor Societies
- Fitness Club
Colleges Against Cancer (affiliated with the American Cancer Society)
Pre-Professional Students in Health Care
- Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training Honor Society)
Meet the Faculty
Instructor of Physical Education
Clark Lower Level (LL) 6
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Clark Hall 202B
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Melvin Price Convocation Center (MPCC) 1st Floor
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