Return To Campus Plan
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Kick your future into high gear with a degree in fitness and sports studies. This unique program combines the fundamentals of kinesiology with courses in business and psychology to equip you with all the skills you’ll need to thrive in the fields of fitness, wellness and strength and conditioning.
Explore how the human body grows stronger and healthier, and study how the human brain forms habits that change lives. Learn from compassionate, experienced professors who will propel you into motion to achieve your goals. And when you graduate, you will have the personal and professional skills to transform lives and in turn, help others achieve their goals.
Gain experiential knowledge and practice in a faith-informed setting to help discern your career path, whether that is becoming a personal trainer, founding a gym, leading in corporate wellness or creating a position that might not yet exist. You’ll be well-prepared for entrance and certification exams for graduate school or the workforce, and you’ll undoubtedly be a force for positive change in your community.
OR any other physical science approved by department chair
All students majoring in Fitness & Sport Studies must achieve a "C" or above in all department courses required for the Fitness & Sport Studies major. Students must complete both the business/management block and the psychology block.
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Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.
With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.
Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.
Associate Professsor of Exercise Science
Laurel Littlefield joined the Kinesiology department in 2018 as an associate professor. Prior to working at Lipscomb, Laurel was a faculty member at Lubbock Christian University from 2013 - 2018....Learn More
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Jeremy Townsend is currently an Assistant Professor in Exercise and Nutrition Science at Lipscomb University. He received his Bachelor's degree from Harding University where he was a captain of the...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
William Vantrease serves as an Assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department.Â He received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science both from Lipscomb...Learn More
Assistant Prof of Kinesiology
David Bender joined the Lipscomb faculty in 2020 as an assistant professor in nutrition and kinesiology. In 2002, Bender enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served from 2003 to 2011...Learn More
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities..
Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.