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Excellence in Fitness, Sport, Health and Performance

With today’s increased focus on fitness and health for all ages, and the increasing prominence of the sport industry, there are more career opportunities in these industries than ever. By majoring in Human Performance and Sport at MSU Denver, you’ll gain the skills and expertise needed to grow along with the industry.

Our faculty members and instructors offer a blend of scientific and technical expertise.  You’ll enjoy hands-on experience, individual attention and classroom lectures that provide you with the foundation for a fulfilling career in wellness programs, health maintenance organizations, community health agencies, physical education, sport management, athletic facilities management and more.

Whether you’re motivating a team of trainers, teaching physical education, handling media relations for a professional sport team, helping a client in a rehabilitation setting or managing game day operations for a sport facility, the Human Performance and Sport Department will provide you with the tools, training and guidance you need to succeed.

 

Beyond the Classroom

Students who pursue major within the department benefit from the wide variety of internship and part-time job opportunities that exist in the Denver area.  MSU Denver is within walking distance to many of the area’s professional and amateur sports teams and facilities, as well as located near many major medical/wellness facilities, and regional and national employers. If you want hands-on experience in your chosen field before graduation, the Human Performance and Sport Department is the place for you.


Adult Fitness & Exercise Science

The Adult Fitness Exercise Science concentration is designed for students interested in becoming an exercise professional, which includes studies in kinesiology, sports medicine, exercise physiology, sport science, human performance or wellness.

The Adult Fitness Exercise Science concentration is designed for students interested in becoming an exercise professional, which includes studies in kinesiology, sports medicine, exercise ‌physiology, sport science, human performance or wellness. Learn more…



Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Program is composed of a diverse group of students pursuing a rigorous degree that prepares them to be allied health care professionals in the sports medicine community.  The Athletic Training Program is composed of a diverse group of students pursuing a rigorous degree that prepares them to be allied health care professionals in the sports medicine communityLearn more…

K-12 Physical Education

The K-12 Physical Education teaching concentration allows students to earn a teaching license in physical education in Colorado elementary, middle and high schools. The K-12 Physical Education teaching concentration allows students to earn a teaching license in physical education in Colorado elementary, middle and high schoolsLearn more…  



Sport Industry Operations

The Sport Industry Operations concentration covers sport facility and event management, sport and social media, governance and management of amateur and professional sport, high school and collegiate athletics administration, and sport promotion and sponsorship.Sport Industry Operations covers sport facility and event management, sport and social media, governance and management of amateur and professional sport, high school and collegiate athletics administration, and sport promotion and sponsorship. Learn more…