Melissa Goodwin, Program Director
The B.S. in athletic performance integrates exercise science and psychology to prepare students to apply a holistic approach to athletic performance. Building on an understanding of the biological basis of human performance as well as an understanding of psychological influences on motivation and performance enhancement, students gain a science-based foundation from which to promote health and improve athletic performance in the fitness and health industries and beyond. Central to this approach is a knowledge of the areas of psychology, biology, nutrition, physics, biomechanics, an applied knowledge of strength and conditioning, as well as experiential learning opportunities in the field.