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The BS program in sports science and performance programming prepares students to work with participants whose primary objective is maximizing their performance potential, regardless of the environment. Pushing the limits of performance for success in sports, combat or other tactical situations as well as understanding the stress the body undergoes during training for sport, work or recreational activities allows degree recipients to best plan successful exercise and recovery programs. Graduates are well-prepared to sit for the test to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, to work in the sports performance field or for graduate study in advanced sports science programs.
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Career options for this degree include opportunities in sports performance training in high school, collegiate, professional and private sector markets. In addition, students are prepared for careers in tactical performance training with local, state and national governmental agencies including work with police, firefighters and military personnel.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians||9.9%||$55,270|
|Coaches and Scouts||12.9%||$32,270|
|Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||10.1%||$39,210|
|Fitness and Wellness Coordinators||10.6%||$81,630|
|Physical Therapist Aides||29.4%||$25,730|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).