Sport Science and Health Education

Athletic Trainer working with a student

The Sport Science and Health Education Department will help guide you towards a career in medicine, health, sport management, teaching PE and/or health, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehab, health coaching and more. In addition, many of our students have gone on to graduate studies in various related fields.

Previous students have experience working in the White House Athletic Center; assisting the staff of the Minnesota Vikings; and working with USA Track and Field. They’ve also landed jobs in high schools, colleges, physical therapy clinics and fitness centers across the country. If you have the drive and ambition to work in the field of sport science and health education, Simpson will help you succeed. 

For more information:

Interested in Athletic Training, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistant? Contact Mike Hadden.

Interested in teaching PE and/or Health or Sport Management? Contact Bob Nutgrass.

Interested in Strength and Conditioning, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Corporate Wellness, Health Coaching, Health Promotion or Sport Management? Contact Nicolle Whalen.

Alex McCarty Sitting on Campus

Success Stories

Alex McCarty ’12

“For what I want to go into, being so close to Des Moines was hands-down the best thing that could have happened for me, because I got two internships with two very respectable organizations.” More…

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A Dream Come True for Brady Buresh '08


Brady Buresh ’08 is the Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion manager at the University of Minnesota, where he oversees the facilities and organizes events for the Big 10 university. It’s a dream job, and Simpson helped make that dream come true.