Undergraduate Focus

Sport Science and Fitness Management Degree Options  

In addition to the core coursework required for a degree in Sport Science and Fitness Management, students also take courses in other areas of interest including Business Administration, Leisure Studies, or Physical Therapy prerequisites (Pre-Physical Therapy). Students will graduate with a degree in Sport Science and Fitness Management with additional course work in one of the three options. Course requirements are different for each option, so students must identify their desired option when admitted to the university.


Students in the Business Administration option take additional courses such as marketing, management information systems, and entrepreneurship. Employment opportunities for the Business Administration option include:

  • Fitness Club Manager
  • Personal Training Studio Owner
  • Corporate Wellness Management
  • Fitness, Personal training, or Wellness Director


Students in the Leisure Studies option take additional courses in recreation such as camp administration, outdoor recreation, and programming and planning in recreation.  Employment opportunities for the Leisure Studies option include:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Youth Leadership
  • YMCAs
  • Convention and Business bureaus


Students in the Pre-Physical Therapy option take additional courses in preparation for future graduate study in physical therapy. 

These courses include chemistry, physics, statistics, psychology, and medical terminology.  (Courses in this option may not meet all the required prerequisites for a particular physical therapy program). Students in the Pre-Physical Therapy option may also pursue other allied health professions requiring further study and training such as:

  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Medical Assistant