Department of Sport Science & Management


Athletic Training

Athletic trainers collaborate with doctors, physical therapists, registered dietitians and others to provide care for the entire person-not just the injury. Graduates of Xavier Universities athletic training education program are eligible to sit for the BOC exam. Employment opportunities after graduation and certification depend upon the interests of the individual. Athletic trainers provide care for athletes in secondary schools, universities and in professional settings. They can be employed in hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy clinics, as well as in corporate, industrial and military settings. Athletic trainers also work in the world of NASCAR, rodeo, NASA and Cirque du Soleil.

Coaching Education & Athletic Training

Coaching is a fundamental component of all sport whether it is with community-based youth sport to the professional level. Coaches of the future will also need to be evidence-based coaches regardless of the level, where an educational preparation required to coach will become the preferred model. To that end, our graduates fill roles as coaching directors for community-based youth sport organizations, scholastic, and collegiate coaches, as well as at the professional level.  

Exercise Science

Students with an undergraduate degree in exercise science are prepared to work in many fields and industries, including fitness facilities, colleges and universities, clinical rehabilitation facilities and sport and athletic conditioning programs. An undergraduate degree in exercise science also prepares students for graduate studies in athletic training, clinical exercise science, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other fitness and healthcare-related specialties.

99% of students from Xavier's undergraduate Health & Medicine programs, including exercise science, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Find more information about our career placement rates on our Student Outcomes Page.

Sports Management / Marketing

Graduates of Xavier University's Sport Management/Marketing program work in a variety of sport or sport-related settings. While many graduates go on to work with professional sport teams, many work in other exciting settings. Recent graduates are employed in intercollegiate athletics, specialized sport management and marketing firms, in high school athletic administration, in commercial sport, as well as with traditional business.