Within the thriving sport and medical hub of Nashville, Tennessee, is Belmont University’s Department of Sport Science, which prepares students of Exercise Science for a variety of career paths. With five major universities, four professional sport franchises and a large variety of top-tier hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers in the area, Belmont Exercise Science majors can shape their future accordingly.
Often people will ask, “What is Exercise Science? and "What can I do with an Exercise Science degree?” We’re glad you asked! Exercise Science includes the knowledge of anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics and physiology as it applies to human movement and exercise. Students will be equipped for a number of careers following graduation, while many pursue related graduate degrees.
The Belmont University Undergraduate Exercise Science Program will prepare students for advanced study and career pursuits in becoming a(n):
- Physical Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Strength & Conditioning Professional
- Physician Assistant
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Athletic Trainer
- Corporate Wellness Specialist
- Fitness Manager
- Sport Coach
- Lifestyle Coach
The Department of Sport Science offers three minors for students to choose from:
- Sport Medicine
- Strength & Conditioning (Recognized by the NSCA)
Both Exercise Science and Strength & Conditioning Courses are designed to prepare students for top tier certifications listed below:
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Health Fitness Specialist
- National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
- NSCA's Certified Special Populations Specialist
- Functional Movement Systems, Functional Movement Screening
The Department of Sport Science is located in the Sport Science Center, which is building number 41 on the campus map. The department is also home to the graduate Master of Sport Administration program. Sport Science also provides courses to fulfill the wellness portion of the General Education requirements for all students.
From Here to Anywhere...
A current Exercise Science major, Colleen Arends, at the 2012 Olympics. Please view her story here.