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What are the majors are sports related?

I want to be an Athletic Trainer but also explore other options

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Naim’s Answer

Hello Vincent,

When it comes to picking a sports-related major, you've got a world of thrilling options to discover! Let's take a look at some of the most popular ones:

Exercise Science: This is all about understanding the science of human movement. You'll learn about everything from the mechanics of movement to the physiology of exercise.

Sports Medicine: This isn't just about athletic training. It's a comprehensive look at sports healthcare, covering everything from preventing injuries to diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating them.

Physical Education: If you're passionate about teaching and promoting physical fitness, this major will equip you to become an educator in the field of sports and physical activity.

Sports Management: If you're drawn to the business side of sports, this major will teach you how to manage, market, and operate sports organizations, facilities, and events.

Nutrition: This major delves into the vital role that nutrition plays in sports performance and recovery. You'll learn how to optimize athletes' diets and overall health.

Biomechanics: This major lets you investigate the mechanics of human movement and how it affects sports performance and injury prevention. It involves studying forces, motion, and the interaction of the body.

Recreation and Leisure Studies: This major allows you to study the social and cultural aspects of sports and recreation, including leisure behavior and community recreation programs.

Exploring these options will broaden your horizons and help you pinpoint the best fit for your interests and career aspirations. If you have any questions or want more guidance, don't hesitate to get in touch anytime!

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Naim Rahaim
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Paul’s Answer

Physical education, sports management, and recreational management are three options.
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Rachael’s Answer

Hi Vincent, there are many majors that are sports related. I see you mentioned you would like to be an athletic trainer. Becoming an athletic trainer takes 5-6 years of study. The undergrad major you choose is quite flexible, as you get into the meat of AT during your graduate study. For undergrad you can do exercise science, kinesiology, biology, psych, nutrition, sports management, etc.

For sports in general there are many avenues you can go through to work with sports. You can study sports marketing, sports journalism, event management, hospitality, sports communication, operations management, coaching, etc. The list is very long and gives lots of options for working with athletics.

I suggest speaking to the athletic director at your high school and speaking to other coaches and athletic trainers at your high school about their path to working in athletics to see if any of it appeals to you. You can also reach out to coaches or athletics personnel in your area, perhaps from a local college, to see if you can shadow for a day or even just sit down with them to ask them about their career.
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Thomas’s Answer

Hello Vincent!

Rachael and Naim provided great advice!

I was an Exercise Science major (@ NMSU). I learned a lot about athletic training and more! It allowed me to dabble in different career fields and specialties within sports medicine, education, fitness, athletics, etc.

Athletic Training falls under the Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Biology curriculums. They all share common subject areas like anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, sports safety, nutrition, sports psych, education, recreation and more! I thought about being an athletic trainer, but I chose to go into everything else (strength and conditioning, physical therapy, coaching, personal training, etc.). I was even able to teach physical education and health!

Athletic training courses and/or a degree that is broad like Kinesiology or Exercise Science will be able to provide you with different options or avenues to follow. Ultimately, most of these courses will teach you a lot about metabolism, injury prevention, well-being, and progression.

You can either choose to specialize in athletic training or find a career under the sports medicine umbrella that can also benefit you in different ways. If you can, find a program that will provide a well-rounded experience!

A few other career fields: occupational therapy, research, cardiovascular health, pulmonary health, surgery tech.

I hope this helps! Good luck!

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