Sport and movement science offers students a strong academic program with state-of-the-art labs and other facilities. Clinical and non-clinical tracks allow students to pursue the educational and career paths that fit their needs. Required internships add real-world experience to students' classroom work.
Jobs in exercise science fields are expected to grow by up to 10 percent in the next decade. Industries include elementary, secondary and higher education, recreation, health care and more. Average salaries for jobs requiring bachelor's degrees range from $41,000 to $83,000.
SMS Faculty: Brett Ely
Faculty Spotlight: Brett Ely
Sport and movement science professor Brett Ely on her academic research and her athletic career.
Sport and movement science offers students a strong academic program with state-of-the-art labs and other facilities. Clinical and non-clinical concentrations allow students to pursue the educational and career paths that fit their needs.
The exercise science concentration is designed to provide the student with the competencies necessary to become a skilled and competitive professional in the marketplace. The pre-rehabilitation science track will help prepare you to pursue an advanced degree in the allied health sciences such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, speech pathology, etc. Additional pre-requisites will need to be taken based on your specific allied health interest.
The exercise science concentration is designed to provide the student with the competencies necessary to become a skilled and competitive professional in the marketplace. The professional track will prepare you to work with clients on the front lines of exercise, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation and/or health and wellness.
The Health Education concentration prepares students for initial licensure at both the elementary and secondary levels of the Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (PreK-12) teacher license. Students interested in teacher licensure in Massachusetts must take and pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Students will gain practical experiences with students in public school settings through courses with pre-practicum components and a full semester of student teaching in a Massachusetts Public School.
The recreation management concentration curriculum is designed to provide students with the theoretical background and the applied experiences necessary to be managers/leaders in the recreation field upon graduation or to continue studies in a graduate degree program.
The Sport Management concentration is designed to prepare students in the rapidly growing and dynamic field of sport management. The program of study emphasizes providing a well-rounded education utilizing global best practice delivered locally with a variety of theoretical and practical opportunities available to students. The curriculum provides the student with the knowledge necessary for today’s sport manager, reflecting the needs of the profession and the competencies required by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
The Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Program is designed to prepare students for Board of Certification (BOC) for a career as a licensed Athletic Trainer in a variety of different clinical settings.
Salem State University’s MSAT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The sequencing of athletic training courses takes two years to complete. In addition to the required didactic and laboratory experiences, this program requires the completion of 1,040 hours of direct patient care clinical experiences under the direct supervision of a licensed athletic trainer.
The MSAT Program offers an integrative approach to classroom and laboratory course work that is combined with extensive hands-on clinical experiences. The program faculty utilize contemporary research, clinical expertise, and technology to provide students with an integrative perspective and understanding of comprehensive sports medicine care. This program has limited enrollment and specific requirements for admission and retention.
Unique and versatile, the graduate certificate in sport development and management is designed to prepare graduates to move into leadership positions at any profit and non-profit sport, fitness and leisure organization. This program expands and deepens professional knowledge of strategic aspects of sport management such as finance, marketing, event and facility management. The program also explores the world’s most systematic and progressive ways to develop sporting organizations and services with a focus on lifelong nurturing of participants for better performance, health, education, and social harmony.