Gain a Competitive Advantage for Your Fitness-Focused Career

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a rewarding career. Nova Southeastern University’s B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science gives you the knowledge and real-world experiences you need to understand the movement sciences—kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and more. You’ll gain a competitive advantage through working with experts in the field and using state-of-the-art equipment.

At NSU, you’ll have a number of opportunities to work directly with physically active populations. You’ll learn how to understand your body as well as the bodies of everyone you work with. NSU prepares you for any workplace setting, and because many of your professors are currently working in the field, they are able to share real world stories and encounters to help you prepare. At the end of the program, you’ll be more than ready to land an exciting job, pursue a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (or related certifications) or advance even further by entering a professional graduate program in exercise sciences and other fields.

Pursuing a degree in Exercise and Sport Science has opened many doors for me and given me the knowledge and confidence to pursue my career in the fitness industry.

Allison S., Class of 2016

Why Should You Major in Exercise and Sport Science at NSU?

Become an Exercise Specialist, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator or Sport Performance Researcher

With your degree in exercise and sport science, you can pursue research-related careers, like laboratory technician, research assistant, and research scientist, or become a leader in a variety of professional positions, including clinical exercise scientist, fitness manager, and exercise physiologist.

If you’re interested in sports training, NSU can help prepare you for a career as a strength and conditioning coach, speed-agility-quickness coach, personal trainer for high-level athletes and more. There are also a variety of opportunities open to you within fitness and wellness programs with clients of all ages and fitness levels.

If you’re interested in training athletes, NSU’s B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science degree program offers an Advanced Strength and Conditioning course that’s geared towards preparing you to pass the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The CSCS is the premier certification in the field of strength and conditioning.

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Average Starting Salary

According to a 2020 report from, graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science make an average of $59,605 per year.

Shark Destinations

NSU exercise and sport science alumni start their careers at organizations like CrossFit Downtown Miami, Boca West Country Club, Fit Speed, Youfit Health Clubs, Svetness, Stretch Zone Bloomfield, Special Olympics Florida and CHG Healthcare. Many choose to continue their studies to obtain an advanced degree from NSU. A few popular master’s degree programs include M.S. in Sport Science and M.S. in Nutrition.

I have decided to stay at NSU for a reason, and that is because of the elite professors that are passionate about what they do, outstanding facilities that allow me to enhance my degree of learning, and of course, because I think it’s fun and I genuinely enjoy what we do!

Denvyr T.