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Careers in Sports Science

Improve the Health of Individuals and Communities

100% Online Coursework

Two Internships

  • Gain-real world skills through immersive learning and two internships
  • Complete 100% online coursework on your schedule
  • Learn from expert faculty at a SACSCOC-accredited university

Launch or advance your career with Methodist University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science. Studying online in flexible courses, you’ll build a deeper understanding of human nutrition, sport psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and more.

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Qualify for Top Careers in Exercise Science

Athletic Coach1 $50,550 per year

Exercise Physiologist2 $48,222 per year

Group Fitness Instructor3 $45,870 per year

Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist4 $45,380 per year

Promote Health and Wellness with Evidence-Based Practices

The exercise and sport science industry is growing at a rapid pace, and completing your 100% online BS in Exercise & Sport Science at Methodist University will help you qualify for a range of promising careers. You’ll gain hands-on learning through two internships and enter the field with practical skills and relevant knowledge.

In small class sizes led by faculty with experience in the field, you’ll complete flexible online coursework that prepares you to launch or advance in your career. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to pursue openings in this growing industry or seek out higher learning through graduate study.

Program Outcomes

What You’ll Learn

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Skills You’ll Gain

  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Human Nutrition
  • Motor Learning
  • Personal Training
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Research
  • Weight Training

Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation

From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.

Individual and Group Workshops

Whether you need help with assessing your skills and defining your career goals or want a crash course in job searching, our staff can help.

Career Readiness

MU Career Services is committed to empowering students with career readiness tools. Contact us for details about our signature programs, the MU Career Challenge, and the Senior Seminar Series.

Mock Interviews

Learn how to respond confidently to general and behavioral interview questions while articulating your strengths with mock interviews.

Sources

  1. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 27-2022 Coaches and Scouts.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on December 22, 2022 from “https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes272022.htm.”
  2. “Average Exercise Physiologist Hourly Pay.” Payscale. Retrieved on October 12, 2022, from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Exercise_Physiologist/Hourly_Rate.”
  3. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 39-9031: Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on December 16, 2022, from “https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes399031.htm.”
  4. “Average Rehabilitation Specialist Hourly Pay.” Payscale. Retrieved on December 22, 2022 from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Rehabilitation_Specialist/Hourly_Rate.”
  5. “Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc), Exercise and Sport Science.” Payscale. Retrieved on October 7, 2022, from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Science_(BS_%2F_BSc)%2C_Exercise_%26_Sports_Science/Salary.”
  6. “Coaches and Scouts.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on October 7, 2022, from “https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/coaches-and-scouts.htm.”
  7. “Fitness Trainers and Instructors.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on October 7, 2022, from “https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm.”