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Exercise & Sport Science Bachelor’s Degree

Prepare to Thrive in the Exercise and Sport Science Fields

Experience a top-tier education in a flexible online format.

Build the proficiencies you need to enhance health and wellness for individuals and communities with an online Exercise & Sport Science degree from Methodist University. Working with an experienced and dynamic faculty, you’ll complete flexible, asynchronous online coursework that explores topics including emergency care, nutrition in sports and health, sport-related injuries, strength and conditioning programs, human development and motor skills, and health promotion programs. Exercise & Sport Science also prepares graduates with overlapping sub-disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, chemistry, and nutrition in sport, along with sport psychology and sport sociology.

At MU, learning extends beyond the online classroom. You’ll complete two internships to finish MU’s online Exercise & Sport Science degree, gaining valuable hands-on practice under the guidance of field experts. Graduate from a program that uses cutting-edge technology and delivers an immersive learning experience for online students. MU’s online Exercise & Sport Science degree offers all this and more.

Methodist University offers distinctive educational experiences in a flexible format that fits your schedule. You’ll receive the same academic support as on-campus students, with personalized assistance that includes access to our tutoring and writing centers.

8 Week Courses

Affordable Tuition

Transfer up to 93 Credits

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Study a Wide Range of Courses

With Methodist University’s online BS in Exercise & Sport Science program, you can explore topics relevant to careers across the health and wellness fields. Thanks to the asynchronous format, you can complete the coursework when and where it’s convenient. The courses delve into these and other topics:

Learn the biochemical and physiological rationale for optimal nutrient intake related to sustaining health and preventing disease.

Explore the psychological and sociological problems of leadership, coaching, and motivation in exercise and physical fitness.

Get an introduction to basic physical conditioning and fitness concepts informed by American College of Sports Medicine guidelines.

Study the application of mechanical principles related to the human body and the performance of motor skills.

Empowering and Flexible Online Programs

We design each online program to match the quality of in-person classes, regardless of where you are. You’ll learn from expert faculty in a flexible environment that lets you study at the times and locations that work best for you. Moreover, you will access the same guidance and support offered on campus, getting assistance from student advisors, enrollment counselors, and tuition planners from the moment you enroll through graduation.

Promote Health and Well-Being in Your Career

After completing your online bachelor’s in exercise and sport science, you’ll be equipped to provide top-tier care to clients seeking strength and conditioning, personal training, and health and fitness support. You may choose to pursue roles in fields such as athletic training, sports medicine, nutrition, or exercise physiology. You will also be equipped to seek higher learning through graduate programs, including those dedicated to physical therapy and occupational therapy. Whatever your career ambitions, MU’s online Exercise & Sport Science degree will prepare you for success.

Exercise and Sport Science Careers

  1. Athletic Coach: $50,550 per year1
  2. Exercise Physiologist: $48,979 per year2
  3. Group Fitness Instructor: $45,870 per year3
  4. Rehabilitation Specialist: $52,777 per year4

About Methodist University

Founded in 1956 as a liberal arts college, Methodist University now serves approximately 2,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries. Our expert faculty members offer top-tier experiences, nurturing moral values and ethical decision-making while preparing students for many careers and pursuits.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 27-2022 Coaches and Scouts.” Retrieved March 13, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  2. Payscale. “Average Exercise Physiologist Hourly Pay.” Retrieved on March 13, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021: 39-9031: Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Retrieved March 13, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  4. Payscale. “Average Rehabilitation Specialist Hourly Pay.” Retrieved on March 13, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.