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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 ...Read More[+]
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  Campus
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

 
Keiser University Campus  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:
  • Associate of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology
  • Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology

 
New England Institute of Technology  Campus

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs Offered:
  • BS - Health and Wellness

 
IBMC College  Campus

A career to support yourself starts with a supportive, experienced faculty. IBMC delivers a wide range of professional life changing opportunities to promote personal, social, and career development.

Programs Offered:
  • Associate-Personal Trainer Fitness
  • Diploma-Personal Trainer
  • Certificate-Personal Trainer Fitness

 
South University  Campus

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)

 
Branford Hall Career Institute  Campus
Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.
Programs Offered:
  • Professional Fitness Trainer

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

 
Kaplan University - KHE  Campus

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

 
Northcentral University  Campus

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • MEd - Corporate Wellness
  • Sports Management - PhD in Education
  • Sports Management - Master of Education
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Concordia University Nebraska  Campus

Concordia University, Nebraska offers accredited Master of Education and Master of Science degree programs online to help advance your career and become a transformative leader.

Programs Offered:
  • M.S. in Athletics Administration - Dual Concentration
  • M.S. in Athletics Administration - College Athletics Administration
  • M.S. in Athletics Administration - High School Athletics Administration

 
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