Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Exercise and Sport Science Concentration
Have you always had a love for sports, exercise, and physical movement? Maybe you don’t miss a single sporting event of your favorite team or maybe you’re passionate about finding the best exercise regimen for longevity. If your passion lies in the world of fitness, movement, and sport, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Exercise and Sport Science Concentration is the place for you to dive in, discover your niche, and build the foundation you need to go from here.
What is exercise and sport science exactly?
Exercise and sport science focuses on the study of human movement from developmental, mechanical, motor control, psychosocial, psychological, and physiological perspectives. In this program, you will study the human body and how it functions in a variety of settings. You’ll research nutrition and exercise, physical conditioning and performance, sport performance (including developing talent and mental performance), as well as injury prevention and recovery. There are a variety of career paths you can choose upon graduating with this degree, but it is also a gateway for many pre-professional occupations including physical or occupational therapist, athletic trainer, physician's assistant, and other types of health professions.
The professors I had at IU Kokomo were some of the best I have ever learned from throughout my educational career. I love the small campus and the connections that I built with professors and students.
Heidi Hendryx, B.S. Health Sciences (Sport and Exercise Science), '17
he Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is a versatile degree that provides students with preparation for work and/or graduate school in the health field. This interdisciplinary degree is for students seeking a comprehensive understanding of the science of human health. The exercise and sport science concentration is appropriate for students interested in personal training, sports administration/management, sport leadership, exercise science, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, athletic coaching, and fitness specialties.
Upon completion, a number of students apply and are accepted into the following professional schools: physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic trainer. To accommodate these careers, we offer courses that are both academically and physically challenging. This unique degree offers science-based courses in the field of health and nutrition as well as performance-based activity courses.
In this course of study, you’ll have all kinds of cool classes related to your interests and passions. You’ll take courses with topics ranging from the psychology of sport and physical activity to first aid and safety. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with faculty as you work on undergraduate research projects. As a way to specialize your course of study and dive deeper, we encourage you to supplement your health science degree by adding a minor in related fields including nutritional science, coaching, or sport marketing and management.
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If you’ve decided a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Exercise and Sport Science Concentration is the degree for you, we’re excited to meet you! If you have any questions about our program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone in our department. If you’re ready to take the leap and apply, contact an admissions counselor today!
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