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.
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."