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Sport & Wellness (BSSW)

The Sport & Wellness degree program at the University of Dayton is the start of your path towards a career related to health promotion, education and the sport industry. Choose one of three concentrations to help tailor your education experience to you career goals:

  • Sport Management: Applied understanding of facilities, finance, human resource management, law, marketing, media and sales — and how they relate to sports. Includes a minor in Business Administration. Career options include positions with collegiate & pro sports, public & private recreation, event management, media organizations, higher education, sales & marketing.
  • Health & Fitness: The intersection of understanding the business of taking care of our bodies. Students are prepared to be leaders in the booming wellness industry. Career options include positions with fitness facilities (personal trainers & managers), corporate wellness programs, coaching, sales & marketing.
  • Community Health: For students who want to work to better health at a population level. Career options include positions with public health agencies, non-profit organizations, schools.

Not sure what your future career plans are? With the flexibility of our major, you don't need to choose a concentration until your second year. All three concentrations 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.

Why choose UD Sport & Wellness?


Concentrations to choose from


Raised by Sport Management students to support philanthropy and career development


Placement rate (with employers & graduate programs)

Student experience

Engage in a variety of activities to encourage both professionally and person growth. You'll complete practicums and internships connecting you to your future career. Hands-on learning varies by concentration and includes partnerships with local elementary schools, UD Campus Recreation and Dayton Athletics, needs assessments with community partners, and an annual philanthropy tournament.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968