News Update!ESSS exchange program with Coventry University in London!
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are embarking on a great new exchange program with Coventry University located in central United Kingdom. The main purpose behind this semester long program is to connect students with an interest in Sports or Event Management to have international experiences in and out of the classroom. While our students will be going to the United Kingdom in the spring of 2014, CSB/SJU will be welcoming the first 6 students from Coventry University this fall. All of the students are Sports or Event Management majors entering their second year at of college. While here for the semester, the students will be fully integrated into our campus by living on campus and taking a full load of classes. In addition to the coursework, these students will also incorporate an internship to get pre-professional experience in the field of sport or event management. This experience will allow students to use classroom theories into real world applications.
For more information, contact Janna LaFountaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to Professor Mary Stenson talk about the highlights of the Exercise Science and Sports Studies department in this brief video introduction.
Exercise and physical activity are a cornerstone of healthy living. The Exercise Science and Sport Studies (ESSS) department is interdisciplinary by design, combining the science of human movement and exercise with social science and practical experience. At CSB/SJU, ESSS students extensively study the physiology of exercise, anatomy, the biomechanics of movement, and the practical and theoretical aspects of sport.
The ESSS minor appeals to students interested in a variety of health professions, graduate study in exercise physiology, physical therapy, cardiac and respiratory rehab, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and coaching. ESSS students take advantage of our Exercise Science lab by incorporating hands-on experiences and research into ESSS courses. The ESSS faculty are passionate about their fields of study and committed to helping their students become competent and competitive health and exercise professionals.
The ESSS department professor Janna LaFountaine has been selected to receive the Breaking Barriers Award from The Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership. This award will be presented to her at the Minnesota celebration of National Girls and Women in Sport Day on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the State Capitol Rotunda. This honor is awarded for individuals or organizations that have broken barriers, overcome challenges and strive to provide athletic opportunities to girls and women of all races, all ages, and all levels of ability. Congratulations Janna!
Overview of Program
The Exercise Science and Sport Studies curriculum provides students the opportunity to explore the topics related to exercise, sport, and physical health from a variety of perspectives.
- The science of exercise and sport
- Coaching education
- Research in exercise science
- Common Curriculum designated courses
Graduates of the Exercise Science and Sport Studies program continue their education in graduate school and/or go on to work in a variety of health, fitness, or sport fields. Meet Our Graduates.
- Small classes and labs give you plenty of faculty interaction throughout your degree program.
- Many opportunities for independent research. See Undergraduate Research.
- Excellent laboratory facilities and equipment. See the facilities.
- Student Employment opportunities a laboratory assistant, sports medicine assistant, personal trainer, or strength and conditioning assistant.
- Students that complete the Theory of Coaching Soccer course can now be awarded the U.S. Youth Soccer "E" Certificate through the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association. Additional information here.
- Sport Management/Marketing exchange program with Coventry University, UK
Contact Janna LaFountaine email@example.com