Students studying exercise and sports science have a wide variety of internship and work opportunities both on- and off-campus. These positions offer practical experience and a sound knowledge base in any number of related careers. 

Off-Campus Opportunities for Exercise and Sports Science Majors

Physical Education & Health

  • Early and extensive field experiences with K-12 students in Wake County public schools (settings associated with all teaching methods courses)
  • Internships in Wake County public schools

Health & Wellness

Students intern in a variety of settings with opportunities to experience general fitness programming, cardiac rehab, athletic performance, physical therapy, and community health education. Recent placements include:

  • Abil-OT
  • Valencell
  • NextStep Raleigh
  • Shaw University Athletic Training
  • Pediatric Possibilities
  • Developmental Therapy Associates
  • The Templeton of Cary

On-Campus Opportunities for Exercise and Sports Science Majors

  • Meredith Human Performance Lab – perform basic fitness testing to extensive metabolic evaluation
  • Employee Wellness Program – deliver fitness and educational programs to the employees of Meredith College
  • Fitness Center – work as an instructor and gain hands-on experience in exercise instruction, implementation and site supervision
  • Angels in Motion – lead classes in an exciting, student-led fitness program offered to all Meredith students

Health, Exercise and Sports Science Practicum Manual (PDF)

Exercise and Sports Science Program

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Contact Information
Dr. Stephanie Little
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Health, Exercise and Sports Science
122 Martin
(919) 760-8176
littlest@meredith.edu

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