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Gain a Competitive Edge in the Exercise Industry

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of sport science and gain the skills to assess, plan, and implement effective exercise programs for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals seeking optimal health and well-being. Benedictine University’s Sport and Exercise Science program equips you with the knowledge, expertise, and professionalism to excel in this rewarding field.

Become part of a vibrant learning community where you’ll collaborate with fellow students, engage in hands-on experiences, and gain the support of dedicated faculty who are passionate about shaping the future of fitness professionals.

Invest in yourself and prepare for a fulfilling career in the sport and exercise science industry. Enroll in Benedictine University’s rigorous and engaging Sport and Exercise Science program and unlock your potential to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

The BenU Difference

Elevate Your Fitness Career with Benedictine’s Sport and Exercise Science Program

Our comprehensive curriculum provides a solid foundation in the principles of exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and exercise psychology. You’ll develop the technical skills to assess athletes and clients, evaluate their fitness levels, and design individualized exercise programs to achieve their specific goals.

Our program prepares you for entry-level positions in fitness centers, sports teams, rehabilitation facilities, and wellness programs. Additionally, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue graduate studies in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, or related fields.

Our experienced faculty is committed to fostering a supportive learning environment where you can gain the confidence and skills necessary to excel in the professional world. You’ll hone your communication abilities, develop strong interpersonal skills, and learn to conduct yourself with professionalism in various settings.

 

Embark on a Path to Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Accreditation

Our program aligns with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) standards, preparing you to take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. This nationally recognized certification validates your expertise and opens doors to advanced career opportunities.

Our Sport and Exercise Science (SES) program also prepares you for graduate studies in athletic training by providing the opportunity to complete prerequisite coursework. Please note that prerequisites for graduate programs in athletic training may vary between universities. We encourage you to work closely with an advisor to determine which courses are most suitable for your specific graduate school goals.

The Expanding Landscape of Sport and Exercise Science Careers

A sport and exercise science (SES) degree opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in the field of physical activity and related fields. Graduates can pursue careers in fitness and personal training, athletic training, rehabilitation sciences, sports coaching and management, research and education, corporate wellness and health promotion, the military or public safety, and more. SES graduates possess valuable transferable skills such as interpersonal and communication, problem-solving and decision-making, leadership and teamwork, and adaptability and resilience. With its diverse career opportunities, strong transferable skills, and growing demand, a SES degree is a valuable investment in your future.

What our alumni have done with this degree

Students in sport and exercise science can take advantage of field experiences and internships at locations such as Optimal Health Medical Fitness, Functional Effect, Tenacity Performance Training Inc., local park districts and more.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Sport and Exercise Science program:

  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Motor Learning
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Principles of Organismal Biology

Sport and Exercise Science courses (SES)

Includes CHEM, BIOL, MATH, PSYC, SOCL, BALT, NUTR,

Lisle undergraduate courses and descriptions

Programs

9

Sport and Exercise Science, BS – Lisle

Concentration

9

Pre-Professional Health Studies – Lisle

Location

9

Lisle

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