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Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Exercise Science

If you’re interested in helping others improve and maintain their health and fitness or if you enjoy sports, you may want to consider a degree program in Exercise and Sports Science (ESS). While not a teaching degree, a program in ESS will prepare you for a career in the multibillion-dollar fitness and sports industry.

In the exercise science program at Cumberlands, you’ll study with caring and experienced faculty who know how to help you tailor your degree program to fit your interests and career goals. As you build a strong academic foundation through this sport science degree, you will learn a variety of skills necessary to help individuals live healthier lives, including the use of technology and communication skills.

What can I do with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science?

Upon successful completion of the sport science degree coursework, you will be eligible to take a national certification examination from organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF), or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Career options include:

  • Personal Trainer (certification may be necessary)
  • Geriatric Fitness Instructor
  • Coach
  • Scout
  • Sports Club Instructor
  • Intramural/Recreational Sports Director
  • Camp Activities Instructor/Director
  • YMCA Fitness Instructor
  • Church Recreation Leader
  • Sports Information Director
  • Assistant/Associate Athletic Director
  • Fitness Equipment Sales
  • Health and Fitness Club Manager
  • Community Recreation
  • Parks and Recreation Instructor
  • Hospital-Based Fitness Instructor

Fill out the form on this page and become the health expert your community deserves – follow God’s call with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from UC.


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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.