Exercise and Sport Science
A popular Nike ad campaign emphasized Just Do It. In today's world, however, it seems that the more we see exercise, sport and physical activity on TV, the less people are actually doing it. Why is that the case? This is just one example of the types of questions you will find the answers to by studying with us in Concordia's Exercise and Sport Science Division.
Students in Exercise and Sport Science study the broad area of human movement. This means that you will study sport, but it also means you will study more than sport. You will study God's greatest creation, the human body, how it moves, why it moves, and the beauty of that movement. If you are interested in athletic training, coaching, being a PE teacher, health and fitness, exercise, rehabilitation, or physical therapy; or if you like sport and all its facets, including sport psychology, sport writing, sport sociology, or sport history, this is the area of study for you.
Students who graduate from these programs continue on toward graduate school; work in elementary schools, secondary schools, and other educational settings; work in business and sales; work in the fitness industry; are personal trainers; are firefighters; are paramedics; are athletic trainers; are physical therapists. The paths are endless, because your book for study was and is the human body.
Concordia provides you with several emphases within Exercise and Sport Science:
We also offer an avenue for Pre-Physical Therapy.
What makes these programs unique is their faith-based approach. At Concordia, we prepare Christian citizens who use their careers to serve the health of the body and the life of the soul. In Victorian England it was termed Muscular Christianity. We call it our ministry.