Undergraduate Kinesiology Exercise and Sport Science Track


The Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) undergraduate program is a discipline encompassing several distinct areas including biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and sport and exercise psychology.  Students will develop knowledge and skill in sport and fitness activities, apply knowledge about human movement systems from the various subdisciplines to fitness/wellness, and analyze and evaluate human performance of individuals in various age groups and at fitness levels. Competency in these areas enables the student to use and apply these skills in a variety of careers in adult fitness, corporate fitness settings, exercise therapy, entrepreneurial pursuits, and cardiac and physical rehabilitation.  Additional certifications may be needed for some areas within these specializations.

Program Overview

Our program is a Bachelor of Science degree and requires a minimum of 124 credit hours, including General Education. Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all courses in these categories, including Biology 2870. A 2.5 grade point average in all professional preparation courses is required for graduation.  When a student is admitted into our program, advising is handled by Academic Services

Admission Requirements

Admission questions should be directed to the Office of Academic Services, College of Education, 489 Education, phone (313) 577-1601.

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