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How to Contact the Department of Human Performance and Sport

The Department of Human Performance and Sport's main office is currently working remotely through the Fall 2020 semester. Faculty and staff are prepared to support you via email, phone, and/or video conferencing. If you need assistance, please email and be sure to include your 900#.

If you are trying to reach an advisor, please contact Clare Kost at To learn more about temporary changes to general studies academic advising, please visit the College of Health and Sciences Advising website. 

For official University updates and resources, please visit the MSU Denver's Safe Return to Campus page.


Reimagining Health, Fitness, and the Business of Sport


With a degree in exercise science, athletic training, or sports management from MSU Denver, you will gain the skills and expertise needed to grow along with the industries. 

Our faculty members and instructors offer a blend of scientific and technical expertise. You’ll enjoy a hands-on experience, individual attention, and learning opportunities that provide you with the foundation for a fulfilling career in the sport industry. A degree from MSU Denver’s Department of Human Performance and Sport can get you just about anywhere in your desired industry. 

Whatever your passion is, our faculty can help you develop the skills necessary for a successful career. Our graduates have the knowledge and flexible skills for a successful career in whichever industry they choose to pursue.  


Exercise Science Degree

The Exercise Science major 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 Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences


Exercise Science Career Opportunities:

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation    Physical medicine research    Public and private wellness programs
Worksite health promotion Strength and conditioning Personal training




Athletic Training Degree

CAATE LogoThe Athletic Training program is composed of a diverse group of students pursuing a rigorous degree that prepares them to be health-care professionals in the sports medicine community. The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the state's statutes, rules, and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.


Athletic Training Career Opportunities:

Youth Sports ProgramsCollege and university athleticsSport medicine clinics
Health clubs Professional and Olympic sports organizations Athletic training education
  Corporate wellness and industrial health care programs  




Sport Management Degree

The Sport Management major is dynamic, applied, and career-focused education. The major also emphasizes the unique business skills and knowledge required for success in the sports industry. Located in one of the best sport cities in the nation, the Sport Management major has close relationships with the Denver Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Rapids, USOC, NCAA, and many more professional and amateur sport organizations. The COSMA-accredited curriculum develops graduates who are prepared to enter this competitive field. 


Sport Management Career Opportunities:

Game and event operations  Facilities management  Ticketing and sales
Sports marketing/promotions Sport communication Sport law
  Player relations  





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