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Make a Difference with Health and Sport Science

You have the chance to make a real difference in the lives of other people by improving their health and fitness. As you pour your energy into helping others, you'll also be staying active in something that has been an important part of your own life—physical fitness and sports. It's a highly rewarding career path.

How Can You Use What You Learn to Change Lives?

  • Combat the obesity epidemic by leading exercise and nutrition programs.
  • Improve the quality of life in your community with programs that reach all ages.
  • Guide professional athletes in the strengthening and conditioning they need to achieve peak performance.
  • Inspire young children to develop a healthy interest in sports and physical activities as a teacher or coach.
  • Give teens insight into their overall fitness and ways they can maintain it throughout their lives.
  • Help people who have suffered injuries or illnesses get their flexibility and strength back so they can return to their jobs and everyday activities.

Programs Designed for Lifelong Success

Your degree needs to prepare you for the next step you want in your career, but also for lifelong success in an ever-changing job market. That's why we give you a strong, flexible core education with additional focus on your major.

In our Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science programs, practical, hands-on labs are just down the hall from theory-based classes. You'll find all of your major classes and professors under one roof—an advantage that gives our department a collaborative, team environment.

Find Your Path for a Career that Changes Lives

Bring your passion for sports and fitness, and we'll help you develop the knowledge base, management skills, and expertise to enter a professional field where you can change lives for the better.

Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport, BS

In this major, you'll focus on strength and conditioning, which are essential to preventative medicine and rehabilitation.

Sport Administration, Physical Education and Sport, BS

Build stronger organizational and leadership skills in this major while learning about key topics such as liability and program development.

Pre-Athletic Training, Physical Education and Sport, BS

Start your path to becoming an athletic trainer with this major, which is designed to prepare you for a master's degree program—now the standard for board certification. Follow this degree with IUP's Athletic Training master's degree, a new program created to match the latest trends in the field.

Community Health Education, Health and Physical Education, BSEd

In this major, you'll strengthen your planning and management skills to develop programs that serve the needs of the community, changing people's lives by improving their health and fitness.

K-12 Teacher Education, Health and Physical Education, BSEd

By inspiring your students to appreciate the benefits of being active and fit, you can make a lifelong, positive difference in many lives.

Add Minors and Certificates

Along with seven majors, you can choose from two minors and two certificate programs offered through the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department, along with a variety of minors offered by other departments across the university. By adding a minor or certificate, you can give yourself additional credentials to match job opportunities.