The exercise science program at Shawnee State is designed to prepare individuals for
fitness and health promotion, strength and conditioning, and wellness programs. Students in the program learn how to assess and evaluate fitness levels for individuals and groups and design, implement, manage, and evaluate fitness programs. All students complete a mandatory three month internship in a local health/fitness facility.
Graduates of the program find employment opportunities in both public and private
health and fitness facilities and in worksite and health care settings. The program
also provides appropriate
preparation for individuals desiring to pursue graduate study in fitness, health, and exercise
The sport management program is an interdisciplinary program leading to a bachelor
of science in sport studies. All students complete a common sport management core
and then select a track (in
business or communication) based upon their professional goals. Two practicum field experiences are required, and internships with sport organizations are strongly encouraged and recommended.
Former students have completed internships with such organizations as the LPGA, the United States Olympic Committee, NASCAR, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Indiana Pacers, as well as several minor league sport franchises.
In addition to college and professional sport organizations, employment opportunities are available in health clubs, sport facilities, and with various other sport organizations.