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Majors in Sports Studies

Exercise Science

The exercise science program at Shawnee State is designed to prepare individuals for careers in
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
science programs.

Exercise Science Overview

Sport Management

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.

Sport Management Overview

Sport Studies

Contact Information

Sports Studies
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Office 150
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Steven D. Rader
Program Director 
(740) 351-3634 
srader@shawnee.edu

Nita Roark, Department Secretary 
(740) 351-3169 
nroark@shawnee.edu

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