School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership
Through the School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership, you’ll be prepared to help shape the world of health and wellness. We offer majors in the study of physical and health education, including applied exercise science, nutritional sciences, athletic training, physical education, recreation management, and sport management.
If your goal is a career in sport, wellness, physical education, nutrition, exercise science, athletic training or recreational activities, then Springfield College School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership will prepare you to excel.
The mission of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership is to steward the Humanics Philosophy by engaging students in building knowledge and skills to navigate their future by challenging and supporting their growth, fostering meaningful relationships and cultivating leaders.
Our major field of study – applied exercise science, athletic training, athletic leadership, exercise physiology, physical education, health education, adventure education, sports management, strength and conditioning, sport and exercise psychology, and recreation management – are nationally and internationally recognized as among the leading professional programs in the United States. All of our programs are accredited and/or approved by the appropriate national organizations or government agencies. Although each major is unique and prepares students to enter a variety of professions, they all have a deep theoretical foundation augmented by significant real-world experiences built into the curricula. Many of the majors require at least two practical experiences, including a full semester internship, fieldwork or student teaching.
Real World Experience
We have placed student interns with ESPN, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics, Disney World, Boston Children’s Hospital, Connecticut PGA, Cooper Aerobic Institute, the Buffalo Bills, Stowe Mountain Resort, National Park Service, the universities of Tennessee, Texas, Auburn, and Massachusetts, YMCAs, and with many other sites. A large majority of our graduates secured their first jobs because of their exceptional performance in these high-quality learning experiences. We place student teachers within a 90-mile radius of the College for supervision and Massachusetts teacher licensing purposes. Springfield College’s eminence in sport, wellness, physical education, nutrition, exercise science, athletic training and recreation is the result of:
- Excellent design of our programs
- Commitment and dedication of our expert faculty
- High quality of our students
- Competency and achievement of our alumni
If you’re up to the challenge of top-quality professional preparation at a truly prestigious institution, we’d like to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in the School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.
American Kinesiology Association Membership
The School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership 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.