The Rockhurst University Exercise and Sport Science Department helps students reach their potential through quality instruction and application-based learning focused on recognizing and caring for the whole person.The Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science is an interdisciplinary program. The major requires the successful completion of no fewer than 128 semester credit hours, which includes an internship. All students complete a one credit hour practicum experience involving a minimum of 100 contact hours. Students should be aware that a criminal background check is required. The presence of any criminal conviction on a student’s record may affect his/her eligibility for participating in clinical internships, becoming certified or licensed, and/or securing a job in the student’s field.
Exercise and Sport Science-Sport Management Track
Management of sports teams, organizations, programs or facilities requires knowledge of general athletics, but also demands that the individual have skills in business administration. Graduates of this track are prepared for positions such as sport marketing and communication, and facilities and event management. The major also requires the HSOM Business Administration certificate. A full-time practicum experience (400 hours minimum; one semester, 12 credit hours) in sport management is required. Students in this track may opt to pursue the Rockhurst MBA.