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Kinesiology and Sport Management: Bachelor of Science

This major sets students on one of two specialization tracks - exercise science or sport management.

Exercise Science: Our program prepares students to be involved in improving the health and overall wellbeing of people. Students learn skills in exercise assessment, prescription and programming for athletic, healthy and special populations. The curriculum prepares students to pursue further education for a variety of careers:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Strength coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical/Occupational therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Sports medicine physician

Sport Management: Our sport management specialization focuses on the expanding business of athletics, sport entertainment and business. The curriculum prepares students for careers in:

  • Sport event management
  • Intercollegiate athletic departments
  • Minor league sports
  • Sport facility management
  • Sport marketing and promotions

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Physical Education: Bachelor of Science in Education

The Bachelor of Science in education for physical education degree provides aspiring teachers with the knowledge and skills to develop and deliver quality K-12 physical education programs. Our curriculum aligns with South Dakota's physical education standards and the beginning teacher standards established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Students pursuing a degree in this program receive content-specific teaching methods, practical applications and field experiences in classroom and local community school settings. Content methodology courses are required for both elementary and secondary levels and all students are required to pass a physical education content exam in order to be certified to teach in the state.

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Four-Year Program Guides

After Graduation

Recent Careers Recent Employers
Aquatic Event and Operations Coordinator University of Minnesota
Season and Group Sales Associate Atlanta United FC
Events Coordinator Nike Golf
Box Office Manager Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Executive Assistant-Human Resources Coordinator Portland Timbers

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Research Focused

    Our students not only get hands-on experience through internships, they also are very active in departmental research using a wide range of equipment.

  • Internships

    An internship is a component of all our academic programs giving students the opportunity to get field experience to supplement their time in the classroom.

  • Active Student Organizations

    The division houses the USD Young Professionals of Exercise & Sport, an organization for students interested in all areas of kinesiology and sport management.