Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Exercise Science & Athletic Training

Career Preparation

Manchester University's Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences prepares students for careers as athletic trainers, coaches, fitness and exercise leaders, physical therapists, sport managers, youth sport and recreation leaders and teachers. Our graduates are service oriented and strive to continue professional development throughout their lives. Each program emphasizes the importance of fitness as it relates to the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

Students may choose majors in athletic training, exercise science and fitness, or sport management. Our physical education teacher education (PETE) program offers K-12 teacher certifications in health and physical education and physical education. Students across campus can minor in physical education, adapted physical education and coaching. Students who want basic knowledge and skills in the area of promoting behaviors which positively affect health, including exercise adherence and access to health care, can minor in health promotions.


“The National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes Manchester University’s Strength and Conditioning Program for successfully meeting established criteria"