As a student majoring in exercise and sport sciences, you will examine human movement from the perspective of a performer (gymnast, soccer athlete, runner, etc.), practitioner (fitness leader, exercise rehabilitation specialist, coach, etc.) and scientist (researcher). This major involves the application of scientific principles to better understand and improve the outcomes of exercise and sport performance. Our liberal arts curriculum provides a holistic foundation for students interested in the scientific aspects of science and sport. You will earn a Bachelor of Science degree under this program.
General Education Requirements
Exercise and Sports Sciences in Motion
- Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratory
Housed in the Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation, the 700 square-foot exercise and sport sciences lab offers you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with modern testing equipment. You will be properly trained to use and interpret data from the equipment throughout lectures and lab sessions.
- Did You Know?
In addition to your choice of exercise, your body also responds differently to variables such as the order of exercises, number of repetitions, load or intensity, and rest time in between sets. Enabling a variety of these variables long-term, called periodization, can help the body progress and recover.
You will have opportunities to intern at a diverse group of sites including:
- Novant Health
- Carolinas Healthcare System
- Community health agencies
- University, semi-pro and professional sports teams
When You Graduate
When you graduate with an exercise and sport sciences major, you will be prepared for employment opportunities in fitness and wellness (corporate, hospital, university), cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning instruction or coaching. Students may seek advanced study in physical therapy, sports (sport psychology, sport physiology, sport sociology) or exercise (exercise physiology).
Jena Ready '15 was delighted when Queens introduced the exercise and sport sciences major. She says "I've always been into exercise, sport nutrition and sport endurance. I will use my degree toward becoming either a personal trainer or a strength and conditioning coach. I may even apply to physical therapy school."
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.