Through the field of exercise science and sport studies, students have pursued careers in exercise physiology, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and sport and exercise psychology.

Our program has a strong focus on physiology, anatomy, and the analysis of human movement. We want to know how the body and mind work during sport and exercise, and how we can make them work even better. Our labs will provide you a place to figure that out, as you transfer your classroom learning to real-world practice. While you gain experience in the field, you’ll also have opportunities closer to home.

On the campus, we have a strength and conditioning facility, an athletic training rehabilitation room, and a human performance laboratory where you’ll hone your skills and learn more about your field. We believe practice, education, and a passion for the field, both from our faculty members and students, makes the exercise science and sport studies graduate program a good investment in a great future.

Concentrations for this program include athletic training, exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, and strength and conditioning.

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Faculty Member Liz O'Neill travels to Costa Rica to help with the opening of an exercise physiology facility.

Elizabeth O’Neill, PhD, second from left, and José Moncada-Jiménez, G’98, PhD, fifth from the left in the back row.

International Influence

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Elizabeth O’Neill, PhD, was invited to the University of Costa Rica to present during its ceremony for the opening of their Exercise Physiology Research Facility. She was in good company with José Moncada-Jiménez, G’98, PhD, director of the facility

Faculty like O’Neill are the international experts and educators you’ll learn from in our programs.

Exercise Science and Sport Studies Chair Honored by NATA

Springfield College Exercise Science and Sport Studies Chair M. Sue Guyer will be awarded both the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence during the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) annual conference.

Exercise Science and Sport Studies Chair Honored by NATA
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American Kinesiology Association Membership

The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

An advocate for kinesiology at the national and international levels, the American Kinesiology Association supports educational opportunities in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, health education and physical education, and sport management and recreation management.