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

Department News

John Storsved
Academic | College of Professional Studies | Exercise Science & Sport
Dr. John Storsved named Chair of Department of Exercise Science and Sport
August 23, 2016, 1:30pm
Millikin University has named Dr. John Storsved the new chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport (ESS) and director of the Athletic Training program. An associate professor of...
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Millikin Golf
Academic | Athletics
Millikin Golfers earn Academic Honors
July 21, 2016, 11:45am
Millikin University men's golfers Alex Koulos '16, from Naperville, Ill., and Cole Sondgeroth, a senior from Bloomington, Ill., were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for...
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Millikin Exercise Science and Sport
College of Professional Studies | Community | Exercise Science & Sport
Millikin students assess health
May 9, 2016, 1:00pm
Millikin University Exercise Science and Sport students held a free health workshop in Decatur, Ill., on May 5. Adults from the local community had their health assessed by the Exercise...
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Roberto Hernandez
Alumni & Friends | Exercise Science & Sport
Millikin alum wins "The Biggest Loser"
February 25, 2016, 3:30pm
Millikin University graduate Roberto Hernandez '02 won the Season 17 title of "The Biggest Loser" and the show's $250,000 prize. The Cicero, Ill., physical education teacher lost 160...
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Roberto and Luis Hernandez
Alumni & Friends | College of Professional Studies | Exercise Science & Sport
Millikin alumni on NBC's "Biggest Loser"
January 19, 2016, 4:30pm
Twin Brothers and 2002 Millikin University graduates Roberto and Luis Hernandez are two of 16 contestants on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." The weight-loss competition began its 17th season on...
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