SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Students in Benedictine’s sport and exercise science program graduate with an applied knowledge of sport science, are able to assess athletes and clients and apply assessment data to exercise programs.
Students gain the technical knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enter into a role as an exercise professional or continue on to graduate study. Our faculty pride themselves on being able to give students the tools they need to succeed — not just in knowledge of their chosen field, but also the communication skills and professionalism necessary to conduct themselves appropriately in the workforce. Our program also prepares students to pass the exam for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification administered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
The sport and exercise science (SES) program provides relevant, relatable and rigorous education for students. Faculty provide holistic education opportunities to students in order to develop the necessary competencies, professionalism and communication skills needed to acquire full-time positions and/or enter graduate study programs in the areas of sport, exercise and fitness.
The SES program provides the opportunity for students to complete prerequisite coursework that makes them eligible to apply for graduate programs in athletic training. Prerequisites for graduate programs in athletic training vary between universities. Therefore, students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor to determine which courses are most appropriate for their specific graduate school plans.
Graduates of the sport and exercise science major have a variety of career options available to them. These include sport coaching, strength and conditioning, health and fitness, personal training, corporate fitness, community recreation and fitness, as well as graduate study in athletic training and physical therapy.