Pre-Athletic Training & Kinesiology

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Science in exercise science with a concentration in pre-athletic training/kinesiology prepares you for a career in athletic training or kinesiology. You’ll gain a well-balanced foundation in science, nutrition, sport medicine, exercise physiology and prescription, and fitness assessment. Coursework culminates in three unique practicums that will give you valuable field experience.

Program Benefits

  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Graduate with practicum experience and a versatile and applicable knowledge base.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville market.


What to Expect

Trevecca’s pre-athletic training/kinesiology program is a concentration track within our exercise science major that prepares you to serve as an athletic trainer, kinesiologist or more. Athletic trainers work to prevent injuries and/or provide treatment and rehabilitation when injuries occur. Similarly, kinesiologists help individuals cope with injuries, work to alleviate muscle ailments and prevent/manage disorders that restrict movement.

This degree gives you a solid foundation with courses like biology, anatomy-physiology, kinesiology, sport medicine and nutrition. Our faculty will build mentoring relationships with you and will help you tailor your coursework to match your career goals.

This degree also provides incredible opportunities for hands-on learning with three practicums in a variety of healthcare fields. This field experience gives you insight into career opportunities as you work with trainers and/or therapists in a variety of settings. You’ll also find that Nashville is an exciting city in which to study exercise science since the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds are located just a couple miles from Trevecca’s campus. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your pre-athletic training/kinesiology degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.


Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

Read More
Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

Learn More

Career Opportunities

With your degree from Trevecca, you’ll be equipped to pursue graduate studies or to enter the workforce in a variety of careers and settings. More specifically, your degree prepares you for roles such as:

  • Strength and conditioning specialist  
  • Exercise specialist 
  • Corporate/community health and wellness facilitator
  • Group exercise instructor 
  • Personal trainer 
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialist 
  • Exercise physiologist 
  • Athletic trainer 
  • Health coach 
  • Respiratory therapist 
  • Researcher 
  • Biomechanist 
  • Kinesiologist