College of Health and Human Sciences

Department of Kinesiology

Overview of the Bachelors of Science Degree in Sport Science and Fitness Management (SSFM) 

The Sport Science and Fitness Management degree will prepare undergraduate students for careers in a variety of sport, fitness or recreation environments. Graduating seniors apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems through internships in a variety of health, wellness, sports and other recreational settings. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills needed to conduct and interpret assessments of health and fitness, as well as to determine safe and effective exercise programs. Employment opportunities for the SSFM major may include:

  • Personal training
  • Fitness instruction
  • Wellness coaching
  • Strength and conditioning coaching
  • Fitness specialists in cardiac rehabilitation facilities
  • Sales representatives in pharmaceuticals and medical and fitness supplies

As of December 31, 2020, students are no longer permitted to declare SSFM (Sports Science and Fitness Management) as their major. Students with an interest in this degree area are encouraged to declare Kinesiology as their major and choose either the Exercise Science track or the Recreation Sport Management track.

Kinsesiology Curriculum Guides


Department of Kinesiology 
1601 East Market Street 
Corbett Sports Center 
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-334-7712
Fax: 336-334-7258