What will I learn?

The Exercise and Sport Science degree prepares students for a variety of fitness, human performance, and health science careers, using a demanding curriculum and numerous hands-on experiences. Students also have the opportunity to earn nationally-recognized certifications in the field, making them highly marketable in this quickly growing field.


With classes like Advanced Strength and Conditioning Sport Nutrition, and Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription, students get the latest information about techniques to improve the health and performance of a variety of clients or patients. The curriculum also includes space for prerequisites to a number of health-related careers such as physical therapy, physician assistant, and others, without adding extra hours to the degree.

Career Opportunities

Our students have completed internships at locations state and nationwide. From working with professional hockey players at Fast Fitness in Westport, Connecticut, young tennis players at Club Med Academy in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and clients at sport training centers, cardiac rehabilitation facilities, and physical therapy clinics across the Upstate, students get a chance to make a great impression and learn how the industry works firsthand.

Which department am I in?

School of Education, Human Performance, And Health

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,710.00 per year
USD $11,355 per semester, USD $208 per credit hour for each hour above 16 hours
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


University of South Carolina Upstate

800 University Way,


South Carolina,

29303, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must earn a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses to be considered for admission.

For international students

An international student at the University must be proficient in English (i.e., a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (paper based) or 173 (computer based) or 61 (internet based) or IELTS of 6; TOEFL is not required of students whose native language is English) and be a high-school graduate (which means you must have completed about 12 years of pre-collegiate education in your country of origin).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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