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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Sports and Exercise Sciences B.A./B.S.


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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/ Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree


(May be either depending on option selected.)

Major in Sports and Exercise Sciences


Exercise Science


(Major Code: 117)

This track prepares the major for employment in a variety of sport performance and rehabilitative settings. Additionally, this track, through appropriate use of electives, provides for preparation for graduate programs in exercise science, allied health or other related areas.

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Refer to the "University Core Curriculum " section of this catalog. Students must take the following courses.

From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)

Fourth hour from MATH 2412  or MATH 2413  (if taken) will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)

Lab hours will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Social and Behavioral Sciences - Code 80 (3 hours)

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (2 of 6 hours)

The remaining four hours for Code 90 (three if MATH 2412 or 2413 is taken for Code 20) may be satisfied by any additional courses from the full list of options (see "University Core Curriculum ").

Bachelor of Science/Arts Requirements (6-14 hours)


Electives (up to 27 hours by advisement)


Note:


All undergraduate SES majors must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses with an SES or ATTR prefix; failure to do so will require the student to retake the course.

Applied Sport


(Major Code: 150)

This track prepares the major for employment opportunities in a wide variety of sport fields, physical activity and wellness settings in the community, corporate, health-related, and therapeutic domains. Additionally, this track, through appropriate use of electives, provides for the preparation for an alternative format for teacher certification.

University Core Curriculum Requirements


Refer to the "University Core Curriculum " section of this catalog. Students must take the following courses.

From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)

Lab hours will count toward Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (2 of 6 hours)

The remaining four hours for Code 90 may be satisfied by any additional courses from the full list of options (see "University Core Curriculum ").

Bachelor of Science/Arts Requirements (6–14 hours)


Electives (up to 24 hours by advisement)


Note:


All undergraduate SES majors must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses with an SES prefix; failure to do so will require the student to retake the course.

Physical Education (Grades EC-12) Certification


(Major Code: 462)

This program track is for SES majors who want to teach and coach in a public school setting. Specific to this track are 27 hours of teaching and coaching oriented coursework, 27 hours of professional education courses (includes student teaching), and 24 hours of a selected second teaching field. Upon completion, the student is prepared for certification testing.

The Sports and Exercise Sciences All-Level EC-12 Certification Degree Checklist is available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists.

Professional Development Core (21 hours plus six hours additional requirements)(27 hours)


Second Teaching Field (24 hours)


Note:


All undergraduate SES majors must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses with an SES prefix. Failure to do so requires retaking the course.

For teacher certification requirements, refer to the “Department of Education ” section of this catalog.

*Students must also contact the Department of Education for teacher certification requirements.

Note:


For information about the master of science (M.S.) degree in sports and exercise sciences, refer to the “Graduate Catalog”.

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides


The following Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Sports and Exercise Sciences - Applied Sport B.A. or B.S.
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences - Exercise Science Emphasis B.A. or B.S.

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