Within the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies, students select innovative programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Licensure, and Sport Management.
Over the last forty years, the sports science field has evolved into a professional enterprise. Consequently, the knowledge base in the sports science disciplines has increased in both depth and breadth. These developments and adaptations within the sports domain are reflected in the interdisciplinary program specializations.
With today's dynamic and changing sports industry, our mission is to:
- Prepare students to learn theoretical concepts in the traditional classroom setting,
- Assist students with acquiring practical knowledge through the internship/clinical component, and
- Motivate students to achieve success in their professional career of choice.
Under the direction of the Sport Science and Fitness Studies faculty and staff, students select internship, clinical, and practicum experiences that match their interests, needs, and capabilities. In addition all students complete a thesis which prepares them for advanced study or strengthens their skills for employment in their respective fields.
Many students pursue advanced degrees at Endicott such as the MBA or the Masters in Education in Athletic Administration Programs.
Athletic Training Major
After completion of specific program requirements, athletic training students are eligible to sit for the BOC Examination. The certified Athletic Trainer seeks employment with:
- High school athletics,
- College and university athletics,
- Corporate health programs,
- Sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics, and
- Professional sports teams.
Students also choose to pursue advanced degrees in physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacology, chiropractic medicine and other allied health fields.
Exercise Science Major
Exercise science students can pursue a variety of professional opportunities and is an excellent option for those interested in the short and long term benefits of exercise for diverse populations. Upon completion of the program students, students are prepared for a variety of health, sport and wellness careers such as:
- fitness programmers
- hospital or corporate wellness directors
- strength and conditioning coaches
The program also prepares students for advanced degrees in applied and clinical exercise science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant.
Physical Education Teacher Licensure Major
The physical education program for teacher licensure meets the standards required by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE). Students who complete this program and pass the state licensing examination (MTEL) will be endorsed to receive a license to teach physical education at one of two levels:
- Pre-K through grade 8 and
- Grades 5 through 12.
There are options for students to earn licensure both levels. Students who major in Physical Education Teacher Licensure may also pursue a minor related to a complimentary area of study including Exercise Science, Psychology or the Coaching Certification Program.
Sport Management Major
Sport management students are prepared to utilize their acquired skills in many settings including:
- Intercollegiate athletics,
- Professional/amateur sports organizations,
- Facility management,
- Corporate sponsorship,
- Event planning, and
- Health/fitness management.
School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies Faculty - Get to know more about our distinguished faculty - read profiles.
Study Abroad Opportunities - Students have the opportunity to study abroad or participate in other distance offerings such as the alternative spring break or faculty led study tours in January or summer months. Past opportunities have included Australia, Madrid, Costa Rica, South Africa, Belgium, China, Italy and the UK. For more information visit: studyabroad.endicott.edu.
College Laptop Requirement All incoming freshmen are required to bring laptops to campus. Specifications regarding appropriate models can be found on the Laptop Program and Support web page: www.endicott.edu/laptop
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Swanton
Dean - School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies