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Sport & Exercise Studies

The Sport & Exercise Studies (formally Sports & Fitness Management) program was developed and initiated in 1992 to meet the varying needs of the recreational community in central Ohio.  As we near 15 years of service to the Columbus community, the emphasis in the program is placed on real work situations, hands-on training, and a strong theoretical base on which to derive decisions about career choice and direction.

Customer service is the core of the program. Meeting the needs of a varying student population diverse in gender, race, socio-economic status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, religious background, and educational level is a goal of the faculty in the SES program. In turn, instructing students to meet those same needs in the larger society is our challenge to the Sport & Exercise Studies student population.

Program Accreditation

The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and courses are approved for veteran's benefits.

Graduate Capabilities

Upon completion of the Sport & Exercise Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate current information on exercise, nutrition and health to clients.

  • Promote recreational fitness and health activities in the community.

  • Assess fitness levels through evaluation, recommending and monitoring client physio-logical and behavioral responses.

  • Design sports and fitness programs by using assessment data to prepare and apply the programs to individuals and groups.

  • Instruct individuals and groups in a variety of activities by describing and demonstration acceptable practices in the industry including the safe use of equipment, body mechanics and modification strategies.trainer

  • Apply safety procedures in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, and man-age  emergency situations.

  • Provide organizational and administrative skills in the delivery of sports and fitness activities.

  • Provide leadership by serving as a role model, establishing program direction and maintaining professional ethics.

Admission Information:

For applications, additional information on admission, financial aid, placement tests, etc., contact:

Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614)287-2453 or 1-(800) 621-6407