Athletic Training, Health & Exercise Science

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* Certain programs within the School of Health Professions apply through centralized application services. Please read more about your program of interest prior to applying through the LIU Brooklyn Admissions website.

Eugene Spatz, Director
Division of Athletic Training, Health, and Exercise Science
Health Science Building, Room 309
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-780-1026
Eugene.Spatz@liu.edu

B.S. in Sports Sciences


The 120-credit B.S. in Sports Sciences is designed to meet the growing need for health professionals versed in the science of exercise, physical activity and sport performance. Our four-year program focuses on such areas as exercise physiology, motor learning, conditioning for sport, nutrition, biomechanics, sports management and fitness programming for healthy and unhealthy populations, as well as those with disabilities. Our Exercise Physiology minor is accredited by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists and our program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine.


Admission Requirements

To qualify for acceptance into the B.S. in Sports Sciences program:

  • Entering freshman must have a high school grade-point average of at least 80 and a combined SAT score of at least 800
  • Transfer students must have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.0

To apply, submit a general application for admission through My LIU.


Program Requirements

All Courses Listed Below Must Be Completed.

SPS 21 Sport, Functional Training and Performance I (2 credits)
SPS 22 Sport, Functional Training and Performance II (2 credits)
SPS 103 Exercise Prescription I (3 credits)
SPS 120 Anatomy of Exercise (3 credits)
SPS 121 Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science (2 credits)
SPS 140 CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Provider (3 credits)
SPS 146 Principles and Philosophy of Coaching I (3 credits)
SPS 148 Nutritional Aspects of Fitness and Sport (3 credits)
SPS 150 Motor Learning and Development (3 credits)
SPS 151 Functional Kinesiology (3 credits)
SPS 152 Exercise Physiology I (3 credits)
SPS 154 Adapted Physical Education I (3 credits)
SPS 156 Evaluation in Health and Fitness (3 credits)
SPS 195 Culmination in Sports Sciences (3 credits)
SPS 264 Field Experience (3 credits)

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 120
Minimum Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 60
Minimum Major Credits: 43
Minimum Credits of Courses > 100 Level: 48
Ancillary Course Requirements: See Above
Minimum Sports Science Major GPA: 2.0
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0


CONTACT

School of Health Professions

Barry S. Eckert, Dean
Ph.D., FASAHP

718-780-6578
Barry.Eckert@liu.edu