The Department of Exercise and Sport Science offers the following programs:

Master’s Degrees

Athletic Training, M.S.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training is a full-time residency program that prepares students for successful completion of the national Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination and for careers in athletic training.
Physical Education, M.S. (also online)
Prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science.
  • Sport Management (also online)

Combined Programs

Physical Education, M.A., and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization
Designed for candidates who possess a teaching credential in physical education and who seek to teach both adapted physical education and general physical education at the K–12 and community college levels.
Physical Education, M.A., and Single Subject Teaching Credential (Non-Intern and Intern)
Build the skills needed to teach physical education and coach at the K-12, junior college, and four-year university levels. Coursework covers advanced topics in physical education, ranging from sociological and ethical issues, to leadership and administration. Note: Only the master’s portion of this program is available online.


Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization
This is a secondary authorization that enables the physical education teacher to teach students ranging from preschool through adult school, conduct assessments, and report findings through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Applied Exercise Science Major
This program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become health fitness instructors and human performance specialists through a strong academic and applied background.
Physical Education Major
Physical Education is a teacher preparation program. Students study such topics as fitness and wellness development and assessment, movement exploration, and motor development, as well as gain a thorough preparation in teaching methods.


Athletic Coaching Minor
Academic majors other than physical education may complete 22 units of specific courses for an Athletic Coaching Minor. A coaching practicum or other related field experience, in cooperation with the local schools or other organizations, is required.
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.