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-Health/Fitness Track
This track prepares graduates for careers in areas such as personal training and/or conditioning in sports and fitness clubs, sport performance enhancement, and corporate wellness, as well as for graduate study in exercise science-related disciplines. Students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in either occupational therapy or physical therapy at Rockhurst University may have satisfied prerequisites for these programs with completion of this track, depending on the program. (See note below.) Students in this track complete a practicum related to health/fitness involving a minimum of 100 contact hours.