Undergraduate Programs

Currently the department has 750 undergraduate students who will go on to further study in health professions (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine), sport-related professions (sport management, sport marketing, coaching), fitness-related professions (exercise leader, personal trainer) and other health and physical activity-related careers. Others will pursue a graduate program in research. There are currently 72 students enrolled in the Honors Program.

Athletic Training – BS

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in athletes as well as physically active populations. Listed as one of the “Top 10” fastest growing occupations by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic training is a pathway to an exciting career as a skilled healthcare professional.

Athletic Training BS:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Thomas Kaminski

Curriculum and Areas of Study
Curriculum

UDel 2017-18 Catalog Athletic Training BS Curriculum

Areas of Study

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Emergency Management
  • Athletic Injury Evaluation
  • Athletic Injury Rehabilitation

Exercise Science – BS

The Exercise Science major provides students with an outstanding educational experience that prepares them for careers in the health professions or health sciences. This is primarily a pre-professional program, preparing students for subsequent clinical, graduate, or professional programs. A limited number of students may pursue the optional Medical Scholars concentration within the major, which bridges the divide between science and cultural needs of the medical profession.

Exercise Science BS:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Christopher Knight

Curriculum and Areas of Study
Curriculum

UDel 2017-18 Catalog Exercise Science BS Curriculum

Areas of Study

  • Biology & Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics & Motor Control
  • Sports Healthcare
  • Statistics & Research Methods

Exercise Science – Minor

This minor is designated for students in majors other than Exercise Science who are planning careers in the health sciences and clinical fields and who wish to acquire knowledge regarding the mechanical, neurological, and physiological aspects of exercise.

Exercise Science Minor:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Todd Royer

Curriculum and Requirements
Curriculum

UDel 2017-18 Catalog Exercise Science Minor Curriculum

Requirements

  • Students must have completed at least one semester of full-time study with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee entry into the minor; approval is contingent on available space
  • A grade of C- or better in required courses is needed for successful completion of the minor

Strength & Conditioning – Minor

This minor is designed to provide students with in-depth understanding of the theory and practical considerations associated with physical training to enhance strength and conditioning. Students successfully completing the minor will be prepared to take the Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification examination offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

Strength & Conditioning Minor:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Jeffery A. Schneider

Curriculum and Requirements
Curriculum

UDel 2017-18 Catalog Strength & Conditioning Minor Curriculum

Requirements

  • Students must have completed at least one semester of full-tim study with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Meeting the minium criteria does not guarantee entry into the minor; approval is contingent on available space
  • Enrollment in the minor for at least four semesters is necessary due to sequencing of courses
  • A grade of C- or better in required courses is needed for successful completion of the minor