Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Are you interested in Exercise Science?
CSB/SJU has two options:

Integrative Science Major
with an Exercise Science Emphasis

Exercise Science
Sport Studies Minor

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.

Meet Our Students

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.


Caitlin Rudd is looking forward to the DPT program at the College of Saint Scholastica. Read more.

Read about other ESSS students too.


Vikings’ training camp internship leads to Super opportunity

Not every internship at CSB and SJU leads to an opportunity to work at the Super Bowl or the NFL Experience. But for Mason DeMorett — an ESSS minor — his internship did just that. Read more.

Hear from more students.

Program Highlights

  • 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.