Help people to restore their physiological health or empower them to maintain their overall wellness. A bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Michigan Tech will provide you with a strong scientific basis and an eye toward disease and injury prevention. Our rigorous, scientifically grounded program will prepare you for any health or allied health career pathway. This diverse field offers career opportunities spanning physical therapy, traditional and alternative medicine, sports psychology, personal training, cardiac rehab, coaching, and more.
If you have a passion for sports or fitness—or both—a bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness management will help you create a winning career. As a major, you will gain a strong grounding in both the business of sports/fitness and the science of human movement, physiology, and more. Graduates are prepared to enter the health/fitness or sports industry. Employment opportunities include personal trainer, fitness center director, strength and conditioning coach, sports and fitness administrator, sports marketing and communications specialist, coach, and more.
Do your interests lie in cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, fitness training and management, sports administration, or research/teaching in health and kinesiology? Kinesiology is a highly interdisciplinary field, involving areas such as biological sciences, human factors, and biomedical engineering.
In five years you can earn a BS degree in Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Management, or Biological Sciences—Pre-Professional Option, Biomedical Engineering, as well as an MS in Kinesiology.
This graduate program allows students to earn Central Michigan University’s doctorate in physical therapy at Michigan Tech. Lectures and laboratories held at CMU are transmitted live to the Michigan Tech campus in an innovative, distance-learning format.