Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
Grand Canyon University offers high-quality degree programs in exercise science. These programs are designed for students who have a passion for learning about the human body in terms of exercise and sports-related principles in dealing with physical movement. With a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Sports Performance, there are many career paths you may choose to take.
Exercise Science at GCU
GCU offers several exercise science programs, including emphases in physical education, health education and sports performance. These options give students the opportunity to hone in on a specific aspect of exercise science they are most passionate about. In the sports performance emphasis, students are given the opportunity to learn about:
- Physiology and anatomy
- Corrective exercises
- Health administration and management
- Personal wellness and fitness
- Principles of sports performance
Students in this program take courses such as Kinesiology and Cardiovascular Fitness. The sports performance program emphasizes teaching through laboratory experiences to help students acquire the hands-on skills they need to succeed.
Many students who major in exercise science with an emphasis in sports performance degree do so to offer a helping hand to those in need. Athletes can sustain injuries and need special training following the injury. Graduates of the sports performance program can help provide athletes with a treatment program. If you are passionate about keeping athletes in good condition, the sports performance program may be the right choice for you to pursue the career you desire.
After earning your degree, a potential career path could include becoming an exercise physiologist or fitness professional. Graduates from the program may seek employment in physical therapy, athletic training, kinesiology and more. If a career in exercise science and sports performance is something you are passionate about, consider the benefits of enrolling in the program at GCU!
To learn about Grand Canyon University’s exercise science programs, check out the majors and programs offered by the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. For more information, visit our website or click the Request More Information Button at the top of this page.
Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.