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Sport and Fitness Science Major

The Sport and Fitness major is designed for healthcare professionals with an associate of science degree who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Sport and Fitness Science. The Bachelor of Science and clinical experience will enable candidates to successfully apply/obtain advanced certifications such as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS). This combination of credentials will prepare candidates for positions such as High School Strength and Conditioning Coach, Strength and Fitness Professional, or Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the sport and fitness industry at the community, medical, athletic and/or corporate levels. Professionals with a sport and fitness or exercise science background, and physical therapists assistants also often choose this major to continue on for a master’s in athletic training.


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Sport and Fitness Science Major (30 semester hours for major)

Health Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours)
HLSC 301 The American Healthcare System (3)
HLSC 495 Seminar in Health Science (3)
HLSC 307 Health Communications and Promotions (3)

Choose one of the following:
HLSC 304 Statistics for the Health Sciences (3)
HLSC 305 Health Informatics (3)

Foundational Core Requirements (9 Credit Hours)
HLSC 333 Motor Learning and Performance (3)
HLSC 336 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
SPST 441 Sports Management and Marketing (3)

Sport & Fitness Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Choose Four of the Following:
BIOL 346 Pathophysiology (3)
BIOL 385 Topics in Biology: Advanced Study in Pathophysiology (3)
SPST 4xx Psychology of Injury (3)
HLSC 330 The Human Body: Structure and Function (3)
HLSC 331 Nutrition and Health (3)
HLSC 337 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)


Customize Your Curriculum Plan

MAP majors are designed to accomodate the demands of your career and personal life. Most courses are offered multiple times per year within four 10-week terms. This allows you to:

  • Adjust your course load: take only 1 or up to 4 courses each term
  • Choose the pace at which you will complete your program: take courses in just one term each year,or in all 4
  • Customized dual majors and or/minors: Your Health-Related Program Advisor will help you create a curriculum plan to meet your career goals

Click here for Muskingum Adult Program (MAP) General Education and Degree Requirements

Connect with Jan Winland, the Sport and Fitness Science Advisor. Click here to contact Jan.

For a complete listing of MAP requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Muskingum Adult Program Guidebook(pdf).