Sport and Exercise science

Enhance the quality of life for others as a sport and exercise science instructor.

NSCA Recognition

Our Sport and Exercise Science program has been approved and is now recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).


NSCA approval and recognition affirms our program’s commitment to quality in the training of Certified Personal Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches (CSCC).

What is sport and exercise science?

At Park University, our Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science degree program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to promote physical health for oneself and those around them. Students in this program will learn how to enhance their overall quality of life by coaching others to live healthier lifestyles.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science program, you will be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri and Gilbert, Arizona campuses. Students who choose to pursue a minor in fitness and wellness may take classes in Parkville and Online.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 53 hours of degree-specific core curriculum and approved electives. The minor in Sport and Exercise Science requires 19 hours of degree-specific curriculum courses. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.


  • Online
  • Parkville
  • Gilbert
  • Campus Centers





Rebecca Kudrna

Dr. Rebecca Kudrna

Department Chair
Associate Professor, Parkville Campus

Mike Swoboda

Dr. Mike Swoboda

Program Coordinator, Gilbert Campus

Ashley Bloodgood

Ashley Bloodgood

Assistant Teaching Professor, Gilbert Campus

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Gini Fite

Adjunct Instructor and Program Coordinator, Parkville Campus

Make a positive impact on the society around you as an advocate for sports and exercise.

At the Park University College of Education and Health Professions, we aim to provide our students with knowledge and skills that will not only benefit them as individuals, but to the society around them. In the Sports and Exercise Science program, students will be introduced to basic principles that assist and motivate them to reach their optimal fitness and wellness potential, while leading others to an overall healthy lifestyle. There are four concentrations to choose from including Exercise Physiology, Fitness Management, Health Promotion and Sports Performance.

Sport and Exercise Science Careers

  • Wellness Specialist
  • Strength Conditioning Coach
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Health Coach
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Sport and Exercise Science Program Highlights

When you pursue the Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science degree, you will be given the opportunity to take advanced-level courses and practice in the field. Courses in such subjects as exercise science, human nutrition and kinesiology will equip you with the knowledge needed to pursue a career in the field, and the experience attained in the Sport and Exercise Science internship requirement will provide you with the real-world experience to practice in the field.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.