The School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences at Lindenwood University is one of the largest schools within the university. Our 600 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels are active contributors to university life and the surrounding community by promoting healthy lifestyles and enhancing human performance. Our students are preparing to make outstanding accomplishments in their chosen disciplines.
We are proud of our personalized approach through small classes and close relationships between faculty and students. Our faculty members blend theoretical concepts within their field of study with real world applications to give students a diverse educational experience. We take pride in the fact that our classroom instruction is supplemented by considerable hands-on practice of the skills and knowledge necessary to become a highly-competent practitioner. Each of our academic programs provides the opportunity to immerse the student in situations that he or she will encounter in the real world.
The School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences promotes healthy, active living through undergraduate programs in athletic training, exercise science, physical education and health, and recreation, sport and tourism administration. Students can also pursue a Master of Science in Human Performance.
In addition, the school offers nine minors where any student can supplement his/her education in adapted sport and recreation, coaching, health and wellness, health and fitness management, nutrition, outdoor leadership, recreation administration, sport and fitness management, and strength and conditioning.
This school is the only one in which you can study physical activity, wellness, and play for a healthy, productive, and sustainable lifestyle. We want to inspire you to develop a healthier you and learn how to take what you have learned and experienced to improve the health and lifestyles of your family, athletes, and community.
Paula Costa has been a part of the Lindenwood family for the last six years. As an undergrad, she double-majored in physical education and exercise science, and she is currently working on her master of science degree in human performance while working as a certified strength and conditioning coach.
Costa implements programs with Lindenwood’s synchronized swimming, women’s rugby, men’s basketball, and football programs. In addition to her success in the classroom, Costa was recently accepted to the United States Olympic Training Center (USOTC) internship in Colorado Springs, Colo. At the USOTC, Costa will have the opportunity to observe several strength and conditioning coaches during the last few months of preparation prior to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her responsibilities will range from implementing programs designed by coaches to ensuring the facility is maintained and in great condition at all times.
This summer, Costa will have the opportunity to work with American Olympians in swimming, boxing, wrestling, and several other areas. Costa will return to Lindenwood for another year after her internship at the USOTC, bringing even more knowledge and experience to the Lindenwood Strength and Conditioning Department.
Dr. Cynthia Schroeder
Dean, School of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences
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