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Undergraduate Academics

Holistic preparation with every program

The University of Dayton Department of Health & Sport Science offers four undergraduate majors: two for specific professions (Nursing, Dietetics) and two that have concentrations tailored to your specific interests (Health Science, Sport & Wellness).

We also offer an undergraduate certificate program in Sport Communication for students interested in media production and sport management.

Whether you're looking to start your career right away, or continue studies at the graduate level, we have a program for you.

Career-ready degree programs

These programs prepare you for career opportunities after earning your bachelor's degree. You can also choose to continue your education at the graduate level, either directly after earning your bachelor’s degree or after you’ve gained valuable working experience.

  • Nursing (BSN): Prepares you to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in a variety of healthcare settings. Awarded as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • Sport & Wellness (BSSW): Prepares you to work in fields related to health promotion, education and the sport industry. Choose from multiple concentrations — Sport Management, Health & Fitness, Community Health. Awarded as a Bachelor of Science in Sport & Wellness (BSSW).

Pre-graduate degree programs

These programs typically require additional schooling, either at the graduate or doctoral level, after earning your bachelor's degree. Want to take some time before earning advanced degrees? You’ll also be prepared to enter the workforce.

  • Dietetics (BSHS): Prepares you for post-baccalaureate dietetic internships or preprofessional practice programs. Awarded as a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.
  • Health Science (BSHS): Prepares you to further your education at a graduate or professional program, related to health and medicine. Choose from multiple concentrations — Integrative Physiology, Exercise & Movement Science, Occupational & Behavioral Studies. Awarded as a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Certificate program

The School of Education and Health Sciences, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a Sport Communication Certificate. The program, open to students from multiple majors across the University, is designed to respond to both the needs of students and the trends within sport industries. By acquiring skills in both media production and sport management, you can enhance your course of study and also help promote your marketability in the workplace. Learn more about the Sport Communication Certificate >>

Transfer students

For students who won't currently attend the University of Dayton, minimum ACT/SAT scores and minimum cumulative GPAs are required. Visit the Office of Admission for more information >>

Please contact the Department of Health & Sport Science with program-specific questions.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968