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Exercise & Sports Sciences

What You’ll Study

How are elite athletes different? What types of training best prepare endurance athletes versus sprinters? How do you get your body to perform to the best of its abilities? The exercise and sports science major at Queens University of Charlotte encourages you to dig into questions like these and more as you examine the science of human movement. You will have opportunities to apply your learning outside the classroom with internships and connections to professional sports teams such as the Charlotte Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets and the healthcare community. 

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How Can You Use This Degree?

Partner with faculty mentors to tailor your education so that you are prepared to enter fields such as:

  • Clinical Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning Instruction or Coaching
  • Hospital Administration
  • Applied Physiology

A Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Sciences will also prepare you for graduate studies in fields like:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Sports Psychology, Physiology, or Sociology
  • Graduate work in Exercise Science and Physiology

Highlighted Courses

  • Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science (KIN 120) 
  • Sport History (KIN 210) 
  • Sport Sociology (KIN 310) 
  • Biomechanics (KIN 318) 

Program Contact

Amy Knab, Ph.D.

Chair, Health & Human Performance Department
Professor of Kinesiology
Director of the Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory

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