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Exercise Science and Human Performance

The Science of Wellness

The Exercise Science and Human Performance major focuses on the study of bodily movement and how health and healing can be affected by exercise and nutrition. The major will appeal to students with an interest in allied health, science (biology/chemistry) and the mechanics of human movement.

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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

An Exercise Science degree from Newberry College will equip you with the knowledge and experience to work in the health and fitness industry or to further your education in graduate school. Exercise Science graduates are employed in a variety of fields in the health and fitness industry or in allied health fields, such as kinesiotherapy or cardiac rehabilitation. Graduates also are prepared to pursue advanced degrees in allied health fields, such as Physical Therapy or Chiropractic.


Exercise Science and Human Performance



Sport Management



In addition to the Newberry College Liberal Arts Core, Exercise Science and Human Performance majors are required to complete 65 credit hours, which includes 42 hours in Exercise Science courses, an internship approved by the program chair and 23 hours drawn from Biology, Chemistry and Math courses.

Sport Management

The Sport Management minor provides a comprehensive overview of the Sport Management field, from accounting and marketing to sport psychology and facility management. Students are required to complete 9 credit hours of required courses in Sport Management, one elective in Business Administration, and one elective in Communications.



A minor in Coaching requires 16 credit hours in Physical Education and Sport Management courses.

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Career Possibilities

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Medicine**
  • Kinesiotherapist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Physical Therapy**
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Biomechanics**
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Chiropractic**
  • Sports Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • ** Additional study required


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