Undergraduate Programs

The Exercise Science Department offers a B.S. degree in athletic training, and a B.S. degree in exercise science with concentrations in human performance and teacher education (required for certification).

B.S. in Athletic Training

Our Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program is the longest accredited athletic training education program in Connecticut. Graduates are prepared to work as athletic trainers in high schools, college/universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics and private corporations.

B.S. in Exercise Science - Concentration in Human Performance

The Human Performance program is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. Students are provided with an understanding of the exercise sciences including exercise physiology, kinesiology, sports medicine, nutrition and sport psychology.

B.S. in Exercise Science - Concentration in Teacher Education

Southern’s Teacher Education Program is designed to prepared students to teach physical education in public and private schools. Successful completion of this program fulfills the academic requirements of the Connecticut Initial Educator Certificate for K-12 physical education.