Colleges with Sports Science Majors

Explore undergraduate degree programs related to sports science. Review the course topics you could study in one of these programs, and learn about the hands-on training you'd gain. Check the availability of online undergraduate degree programs in sports science. Schools offering Fitness & Nutrition degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Are My Undergraduate Options in Sports Science?

Many 4-year colleges and universities offer Bachelor of Science programs in sports science or exercise and sports science. These programs generally require four years of study and cover disciplines such as anatomy, physiology and biology. Designed for students pursuing careers in kinesiology and athletics, most sports science programs allow you to choose a concentration, such as nutrition, athletic coaching, health promotion or physical education.

What Classes Might I Take?

Your curriculum is likely to cover a variety of topics designed to show you the effects of exercise on the human body. You also might take elective courses that allow you to explore different sides of sports science, such as sports marketing and sports law. The courses you take also will depend on the track you choose; for instance, if you choose a track in athletic coaching, you'll likely take courses that will teach you methods of effective coaching and fundamentals of the athlete/coach relationship. Courses common to this degree program include:

  • Nutrition
  • Sports in American culture
  • Kinesiology
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports management

What Training Might I Receive?

In addition to taking traditional classes, you may have the option of completing an internship or a fieldwork experience in a setting such as a fitness facility, hospital, community-based recreation program or even the headquarters of a major sports team. Some colleges also incorporate sports science labs where you could oversee exercise tests and motor learning exercises using state-of-the-art equipment.

Can I Earn My Degree Online?

Depending on the school you choose, you may have the option to take some of your classes online. As an online student, you'll watch lectures on your computer, interact with classmates through online forums and submit assignments via the Web. You still may be required to complete an internship or conduct research studies in a campus lab.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

  • 1. Degree Options:

Popular Schools

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Grand Canyon University:

    Online Programs Available

  • DeVry University

    DeVry University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at DeVry University:

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • Arizona: Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix
    • California: Alhambra, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Colton, Daly City, Elk Grove, Fremont, Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, Oxnard, Palmdale, Pomona, San Diego, San Jose, Sherman Oaks
    • Colorado: Colorado Springs, Greenwood Village, Westminster
    • Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Tampa
    • Georgia: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Decatur, Duluth, Stockbridge
    • Illinois: Addison, Chicago, Downers Grove, Elgin, Gurnee, Naperville, Tinley Park
    • Indiana: Indianapolis, Merrillville
    • Maryland: Bethesda
    • Michigan: Southfield
    • Minnesota: Edina
    • Missouri: Kansas City, Saint Louis
    • North Carolina: Charlotte, Morrisville
    • New Jersey: Cherry Hill, North Brunswick, Paramus
    • Nevada: Henderson
    • New York: New York, Rego Park
    • Ohio: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Seven Hills
    • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City
    • Oregon: Portland
    • Pennsylvania: Fort Washington, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
    • Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville
    • Texas: Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Irving, Richardson, San Antonio, Sugar Land
    • Utah: Sandy
    • Virginia: Arlington, Chesapeake, Manassas
    • Washington: Bellevue, Federal Way, Lynnwood
    • Wisconsin: Milwaukee
  • University of the Rockies

    University of the Rockies responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at University of the Rockies:

    • Doctoral
    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Penn Foster Career School

    Penn Foster Career School responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Penn Foster Career School:

    Online Programs Available

  • Capella University

    Capella University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Capella University:

    • Doctoral
    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Northcentral University

    Northcentral University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Northcentral University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Herzing University

    Herzing University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Herzing University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Full Sail University

    Full Sail University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Full Sail University:

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • Florida: Winter Park
  • Post University

    Post University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Post University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Brandman University

    Brandman University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Brandman University:

    • Certificates

    Online and Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Anywhere: Online Campus
    • California: Culver City, Fairfield, Hanford, Irvine, Menifee, Monterey, Ontario, Palm Desert, Palmdale, Riverside, Roseville, Salida, San Diego, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Victorville, Visalia, Walnut Creek, Yuba City
    • Washington: Lacey

 More Schools