Sep 28, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences

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Lorna Strong, department head
  Virgil Henson Activities Center, Room 217
  WTAMU Box 60216
  806-651-2370 • Fax 806-651-2379


Faculty: Bartlett, Brown, Casebolt, Chase, Dane, Ferrell, Fiaud, Haasl, Hernandez, Kasper, Nelson, Price, Strong

The Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences offers courses meeting West Texas A&M University certification of physical education teachers for public schools in Texas, and preparation of students in sports and exercise sciences. The department is housed in the Virgil Henson Activities Center, a multi-purpose building which provides outstanding facilities for various programs the department offers. Specialized departmental facilities include state-of-the-art athletic training, biochemistry, biomechanics, environmental and human performance laboratories.

Classes offered by the department are designed to create interest and develop skills in lifelong sports and to enable persons to use leisure time to benefit physical and mental health. Emphasis is placed on both individual and small-group recreational sports with portions of each class devoted to understanding the relationship of personal physical fitness to lifetime participation in vigorous activity.

The Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences prepares students for careers in Athletic Training, Exercise Sciences, Applied Sport and Teaching/Coaching. Athletic Trainers are prepared to pursue employment in the traditional, clinical, or emerging practices setting. Exercise Science students are prepared with foundational knowledge and skills for employment in a variety of rehabilitation and sport performance settings; curriculum can also lead to a graduate program in biomechanics, exercise physiology, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy and many others. Applied Sport students are prepared for employment opportunities in a wide variety of sport fields, physical activity/wellness settings in the community, corporate, health related, therapeutic domains and coaching. A program leading to teacher certification is available in all-level physical education, plus a second teaching field for secondary level.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.


Discipline - Course Prefix
Athletic Training - ATTR
Physical Education - PHED
Sports and Exercise Sciences - SES

NOTE: See the “Course Descriptions ” section of this catalog for a complete list of courses offered by the University.



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