The Arkansas State University Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for a variety of jobs in commercial fitness, corporate fitness, and the clinical settings through the combination of course work and practical experiences provided in a supervised environment. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take certification exams offered through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Obtaining this degree along with nationally recognized certifications will prepare individuals to work in commercial, corporate, and clinical settings. For more information please contact the Exercise Science Program Director at (870) 972-3066.
The purpose of the Health Promotion program is to prepare health education and promotion specialists who will have the skills and competencies to exhibit leadership in developing effective health education and promotion programs. With such skills, graduates can make major contributions in improving the health of individuals and communities in Arkansas and beyond.
The mission of the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program is to develop graduates who recognize the importance of continuing professional development and have the ability to deliver developmentally appropriate curriculum to diverse learners. By effectively providing an appropriate curriculum, our graduates will positively impact their students by empowering them to develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to pursue healthy, active lifestyles.
The M.S. Sport Administration degree in the Department of Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences is designed to serve graduate students interested in preparing for management or administrative opportunities in professional sports, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, sport facilities, and sports marketing and management agencies. The residential graduate Sport Administration degree program began in the Fall, 2010. The program is housed in the Department of HPESS. Additionally, the online M.S. Sport Administration program began in Spring, 2013. Four full-time, tenure-track professors teach in both the traditional, on-campus and online graduate programs.
The BS degree in Sport Management is designed to provide students the needed background, knowledge, and experiences to be prepared for careers in intercollegiate and professional athletics organizations, sport facility management (arenas/stadiums), campus and community recreation programs, sports information/public relations, sport marketing, sport news media, sporting goods, and academic programs in sport management. The undergraduate Sport Management degree program began in 1990 as a concentration in B.S., in the Physical Education degree program in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences (HPESS). This emphasis continued through the 2002-2003 school year. Beginning in 2003-2004, the SM program was approved as a bachelor’s degree tract program where it currently remains. Three full-time, tenure-track professors teach in the B.S. Sport Management program. The online B. S. Sport Management degree launched in the Fall of 2022.