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

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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Millikin ESS Students
Academic | College of Professional Studies | Exercise Science & Sport
In it for the Long Run
November 25, 2015, 10:30am
Millikin University athletic training students in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport (ESS) have the benefit of gaining practical learning experiences that build the skills...
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