Sports Industry Management and Leadership

The Department of Exercise Science & Sport at Millikin University prepares professionals to provide leadership for fitness and sport activities, manage in the sport industry,  provide care for athletes, and teach physical education in a school setting.

Our majors allow graduates to receive the education they need to become certified and/or licensed in diverse fields. Here are our majors and a few examples for how they apply to careers.

  • Physical Education: Plan and teach developmentally appropriate PE curriculum to K-12 students, Endorsements in Safety and Driver Education, or Health are also available.
  • Athletic Training: Assess and manage care of athletes.
  • Health, Fitness & Recreation: Be a fitness trainer, sport programs coordinator or recreation program director.
  • Sport Management: Lead the administration of a sports business or sport organization.
  • Nutrition Minor: Prepare yourself for a career in health and human services or health education and health promotion.

ESS News

Tina Cloney
College of Professional Studies | Community | Exercise Science & Sport
Millikin professor, chef lead nutrition course for families
November 1, 2017, 10:30am
Nutrition course emphasizes cooking at home, reading labels Dr. Tina Cloney, associate professor of health and nutrition at Millikin University, and Brian Pehr, executive chef for dining...
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Mark Tonelli
Academic | Center for Entrepreneurship | Chemistry
Five Millikin professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows
August 9, 2017, 2:15pm
Five Millikin professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows The Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship has selected five faculty members to serve as Coleman...
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Karla Wessels ’07
Alumni & Friends | Exercise Science & Sport
Gold Standard
April 1, 2017, 4:30pm
Gold Standard Last September, Karla Wessels ’07 traveled to Rio de Janeiro to serve as athletic trainer for the U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball team at the  2016 Paralympic...
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