Earn a B.S. in sport performance from Marian University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Performance

Why study sport performance at Marian?

Through hands-on and experiential learning, our degree programs are designed to help you prepare for professional careers in human health and wellness--from weekend warriors to professional athletes.

Sport performance students will complete coursework in a variety of clinical settings including health clubs, corporate fitness, athletic performance centers, or cardiac rehabilitation programs. Between our curriculum and hands-on learning experiences, you'll be prepared to complete professional certifications that will be attractive to a variety of employers.

With additional course work, you can seek advanced degrees in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise research, and other sport-health related fields.

What are your career paths?

  • Health Educator
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Sports Performance Specialist
  • Athletic Trainer*
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Athletic Director
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Group Exercise Instructors
  • Wellness Coach
  • Exercise Physiology*
  • Fitness Director

*Advanced degree required

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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credit Hours

    128-129 credit hours
    • General Education: 44-52
    • Major/Concentration: 27-28
    • Electives: 19
  • Standard Completion Time

    4 years
  • Accreditation


For admission information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
317.955.6300 or 800.772.7264

For program specifics

Dr. Loren A. Bertocci
Director, Program in Exercise and Sports Science
(317) 955-6345

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