• Exercise & Sports Science Program

    If you can’t get enough ESPN, have a closet full of sports equipment, and frequently find yourself in the midst of a pick-up game, an exercise and sports science major is for you.

    More than fun and games, majors gain a solid understanding of kinesiology, morphology, and physiology, as well as a firm grounding in the liberal arts.

    • An exercise and sports science major prepares students to work in clinical or academic settings or for careers in fitness instruction, scientific research, and nutrition.
    • Hamline offers athletic training and coaching minors to accommodate students’ wide range of career goals.
    • All exercise and sports science majors are required to participate in an internship and/or student teaching. The Twin Cities offer countless opportunities with physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation clinics, nutrition centers, biomechanical research firms, health and wellness centers, and the fitness industry.
    • In addition to their studies, majors are active in Hamline’s 19 intercollegiate athletic teams, as well as in the university’s extensive intramural and club sports program that includes competitive men’s and women’s lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, and men’s hockey teams.

    The exercise and sports science major begins with a set of core courses covering topics such as athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports management, sports psychology, and statistics. From there students choose complementary courses that meet their personal goals. Disciplines such as biology, chemistry, psychology, education, and business offer a range of suitable courses and/or minor options, as well as the pre-health track

    Career Opportunities

    Hamline exercise and sports science majors go on to a wide variety of careers, which include:

    • Coaching, teaching, or training
    • Nutrition specialist
    • Performance analyst
    • Sports and recreation management
    • Occupational exercise scientist
    • Physical therapist

    Read more about life after Hamline.


    HLTH 3630: Prevention and Management of Athletic Injuries

    This course familiarizes students with modern sports medicine techniques and helps them develop and understanding of the basic principles of prevention, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. 

    Read more about the coursework


    Hamline’s Walker Fieldhouse features a three-court gym, a gymnastics facility, an indoor running track, a cardio and weight center, racquetball courts, and a sports medicine facility. 

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