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Exercise and sport science

Exercise and Sport Science

Inspiring health and wellness.

You’re inspired to take care of your body, and you work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It takes dedication, and a strong devotion to improving your diet and exercise regimen. At Marian, we understand your passion, and strive to help you share that passion for a healthy lifestyles and enhancing performance in physical activity with others.

The Program
You’re experience in Marian’s Exercise and Sport Science program will be characterized by personal attention with expert faculty, hands-on learning opportunities, and the same excellence that Marian is known for. In addition to integrating our liberal arts core, students in the program can select from two concentrations, including Kinesiology and Health and Wellness.

The Possibilities
As a student in the Exercise and Sport Science program, you’ll be presented with numerous opportunities to learn and grow. You’ll benefit from knowledge and skills related to biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, social sciences, physical fitness and conditioning and administration, as well as hands-on experience through Marian’s Nursing Resource and Simulation Center.

The Results
The Exercise and Sport Science program is designed to offer you the best possible preparation for careers in fitness, sport, and wellness. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared for a fulfilling career in a wide range of settings in both the private and public sectors, in a field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will grow by 19 percent through the year 2022.

The Marian Difference
At Marian University, care and compassion for others is at the heart of our legacy, especially in the sciences. You’ll find faculty who bring experience and a strong passion for a personal teaching experience that’s hard to match. With more than 75 years of educating future healthcare professionals, you’ll find that employers throughout the reason look to Marian for health and wellness professionals who are inspired to succeed.

Program Information

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including School of Nursing and Health Professions course requirements (48–51 credits): BIO 100; CHE 103; COM 232; MAT 114; PHI 220; PSY 105.

63 credits: complete the Exercise and Sport Science core and one of the two areas of concentration.

Exercise and Sport Science Core
45 credits:
BIO 150 Life Systems Laboratory, 1 cr.
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIO 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.
ESS 200 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science, 1 cr.
ESS 205 Health, Safety, and First Aid, 2 cr.
ESS 320 Current Issues in Sport, 2 cr.
ESS 325 Sociology of Sport, 3 cr.
ESS 330 Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, 3 cr.
ESS 340 Exercise Physiology, 3 cr.
ESS 345 Biomechanics, 3 cr.
ESS 350 Organization and Administration of Athletics, 3 cr.
NUR 225 Nutritional Concepts, 2 cr.
NRS 230 Health Assessment, 4 cr.
PHS 211 Elementary Physics, 5 cr.
SRM 301 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management, 3 cr.

Complete one area of concentration below:
Health and Wellness concentration
18 credits:
ESS 430 Health and Wellness Leadership, 3 cr.
ESS 431 Personal and Group Wellness, 3 cr.
ESS 432 Community Outreach and Health Promotion, 3 cr.
ESS 433 Psychological and Motivational Aspects of Sport, 3 cr.
ESS 497 Exercise and Sport Science Internship, 6 cr.

Kinesiology concentration
18 credits:
ESS 420 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3 cr.
ESS 421 Exercise Prescription, 3 cr.
ESS 422 Strength Training Program Design, 3 cr.
ESS 423 Theories and Principles of Weight Management, 3 cr.
ESS 497 Exercise and Sport Science Internship, 6 cr.

14-17 credits:
University electives


Fun Fact

77% of adult students self-report that they feel welcome at Marian University (Source: Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey, April 2014).

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Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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