Within the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies, students select innovative programs in:
- Athletic Training
- Sport Management
- Physical Education Teacher Licensure
- Physical Education Exercise Science and
- Exercise Science minor.
Over the last forty years, the sports science field has evolved into a professional enterprise. Consequently, the knowledge base in the sports science disciplines has increased in both depth and breadth. These developments and adaptations within the sports domain are reflected in the interdisciplinary program specializations.
With today's dynamic and changing sports industry, our mission is to:
- Prepare students to learn theoretical concepts in the traditional classroom setting,
- Assist students with acquiring practical knowledge through the internship/clinical component, and
- Motivate students to achieve success in their professional career of choice.
Under the direction of the Sport Science and Fitness Studies faculty and staff, students select internship, clinical, and practicum experiences that match their interests, needs, and capabilities.
Sport Science and Fitness Studies students are actively involved in the:
- The Athletic Training Club, which hosts a lecture series devoted to special topics in the field of sports medicine and allied health,
- The Sport Management Club, which provides students an additional outlet to obtain experience in running on-campus events, and
- The Physical Education Club, which provides students the opporutnity to participate in local events and professional conferences.
The School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies sponsors four lecture series each year with experts from the fields of nutrition, orthopedics, gender equity, sport finance and marketing.
Athletic Training Distinctions
After completion of specific program requirements, athletic training students are eligible to sit for the BOC Examination. The certified Athletic Trainer seeks employment with:
- High school athletics,
- College and university athletics,
- Corporate health programs,
- Sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics, and
- Professional sports teams.
Sport Management Distinctions
Sport management students are prepared to utilize their acquired skills in many settings including:
- Intercollegiate athletics,
- Professional/amateur sports organizations,
- Facility management,
- Corporate sponsorship,
- Event planning, and
- Health/fitness management.
Physical Education Teacher Licensure Distinctions
The physical education program for teacher licensure meets the standards required by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Students who complete this program and pass the state licensing examination (MTEL) will receive a license to teach physical education at two levels:
- Pre-K through grade 8 and
- Grades 5 through 12.
Students who major in physical education teacher licensure may also pursue a complimentary area of study including health or the coaching certification program.
Physical Education Exercise Science Distinctions
Exercise science students can pursue a variety of professional opportunities (e.g., fitness, strength and conditioning) or professional programs (e.g., Occupational Theray, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant). Internship placements include:
- Achieve Performance
- Athletic Revolution
- Attain Therapy & Fitness
- Boston College Strength & Conditioning
- Harvard University Strength & Conditioning
- Muscular and Sports Therapy
College Laptop Requirement
All incoming freshmen are required to bring laptops to campus. Specifications regarding appropriate models can be found on the Information Technology Hardware Recommendations web page.
For More Information Contact:
Dr. Deborah Swanton
Dean - School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies