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Sport and Movement Science

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

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Faculty Spotlight: Brett Ely

Sport and movement science professor Brett Ely on her academic research and her athletic career.

Degree Programs

  • Physical Education, Teacher Prep

    BS/M.Ed
    Combined Undergraduate + Graduate

    If you see yourself as a physical education teacher, the dual degree 4+1 program is the way to get there. Major in sports and movement science and minor in education to reach your teaching goals.

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  • Athletic Training

    BS
    Undergraduate

    The CAATE accredited athletic training education program prepares the student for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination.

    Learn more about the BS in Athletic Training.

  • Sport and Movement Science

    BS
    Undergraduate

    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.

  • Sport Management

    Concentration
    Undergraduate

    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).

  • Recreation Management/Park Management Specialization

    Concentration
    Undergraduate

    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. 

  • Health Education, Teacher Education

    Concentration
    Undergraduate

    he 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.

  • Exercise Science - Professional Track

    Concentration
    Undergraduate

    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.

  • Exercise Science - Pre-Rehabilitation Track

    Concentration
    Undergraduate

    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.

  • Sport Development and Management

    Certificate
    Graduate

    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.

    Learn more about the Certificate in Sport Development and Management.

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