Within the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies, students select innovative majors in Athletic Training, Physical Education, and Sport Management. Over the last thirty years, the sport science field has evolved into a professional enterprise. Consequently, the knowledge base in the sport science disciplines has increased in both depth and breadth. These developments and adaptations within the sports domain are reflected in the interdisciplinary program specializations.
With today’s dynamic and changing sports industry, our mission is to prepare students to learn theoretical concepts in the traditional classroom setting and to acquire practical knowledge through the internship/clinical component. Under the direction of the Sport Science and Fitness Studies faculty and staff, students select internship and clinical experiences that match their interests, needs, and capabilities.
A special feature of our programs of study is our affiliation with the Endicott College Athletic Department which broadens and increases opportunities within the sports field. As part of the Bachelor degree requirements, student athletic trainers work under the direct supervision of the Athletic Training Staff and sport management students serve as contest managers, tournament organizers, and event coordinators for athletic events on campus. Students also have internship/clinical education experiences at off campus sites. Physical education students complete two internships prior to their student teaching experience.
After completion of specific program requirements, athletic training students are eligible to sit for the BOC Certification Examination. The certified Athletic Trainer seeks employment with high school athletics, college and university athletics, corporate health programs, sports medicine and rehabilitation clinics, as well as professional sports teams. Sport Management students are prepared to utilize their acquired skills in many settings including intercollegiate athletics, professional/amateur sports organizations, facility management, corporate sponsorship, event planning, and health/fitness management.
The Physical Education Program for Teacher Licensure meets the standards required by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Students who complete this program and pass the state licensing examination (MTEL) will receive a license to teach physical education at two levels: Pre-K through grade 8 and grades 5 through 12.
As we move through the 21st century, career opportunities in sport management will continue to expand. Endicott’s commitment to a solid academic curriculum and extensive practical training provides students with both classroom and professional experiences necessary for entry into these fields.