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Sports science is an “umbrella” term that covers several specific academic disciplines.  These disciplines may be categorized into two main areas:

  • Clinical Aspects  -  medicine, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and health/wellness programs.
  • Science Aspects  -  biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and sports psychology.

The undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science is designed as a graduate school preparation program since most related career areas will require an advanced degree.

This is a four-year baccalaureate program with students graduating from the College of Health Sciences and Professional Studies. Requirements the Sports Science major include 51 credits of specific courses in the major plus a 22 credits cluster minor.  Courses in the cluster minor are selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

If you are interested in pursuing a major in Sports Science at NMU, please contact:

Lukus Klawitter, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor – Sport & Exercise Science
School of Health and Human Performance
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Fax: 906-227-2181
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