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Sport Sciences and Physical Education Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The sport sciences and physical education College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your second year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major, you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some sport sciences and physical education majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, for example Associate of Science (AS) in Sport and Exercise Studies. Diploma and certificate programs don't have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance Certificate in Sports Nutrition) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the diploma or certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Southern California Health Institute
Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.
Programs Offered:
  • Personal Fitness Trainer/Health and Wellness Professional Program

 
Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • BS in Nutrition Science
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Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
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Regent University
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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Business Administration - Small Business Data Analytics
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Keiser University Campus

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership

 
South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs Offered:
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)

 
Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs Offered:
  • MS in Health Education
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Bachelor of Science: Nutrition Science

 
Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Health & Fitness Trainer

 
Eagle Gate College
Give your career a boost with an education from Eagle Gate College.
Programs Offered:
  • Diploma in Personal Fitness Training
  • Associate of Science in Personal Fitness Training

 
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
Welcome to the Swedish Institute's College of Health Sciences. The Institute was founded in 1916 as the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy and is the oldest continuously operating massage therapy institution in the country.
Programs Offered:
  • Personal Training Certificate

 
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