Exercise and Sports Science - Courses
Exercise and Sports Science Courses
The Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Science offers courses that support a B.S. degree in Exercise and Sports Science. These programs of study support a major in Exercise and Sports Science with a Physical Education concentration, and a major in Exercise and Sports Science with a health and wellness concentration.
Courses taught within the ESS program include but are not limited to:
Introductory Courses: Foundations of Physical Education, Sport and Fitness. Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning, Lifespan Motor Development, Prevention and Care of Movement Injuries
Upper Level Courses: Issues and Management in Sport and Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription, Motor Learning and Skill Performance, Kinesiology, Research in Exercise and Sport Science, a variety of Teaching Physical Education Methods Courses, Senior Seminar, and Practicum in Exercise and Sports Science.
More information about courses required for majors in Exercise and Sports Science is available in the Undergraduate Catalogue. When you visit our academic catalogue refer to the table of contents under Academic Programs, Health Exercise and Sports Science. For a list of course descriptions, refer to the Course of Study section of the catalogue, including courses in Exercise and Sports Science, Health and Physical Education.
Physical Education Activity and/or Health Courses
The Department offer a wide array of physical activity courses in the areas of fitness, aquatics, dual and individual sports and team sports. The department offers 50 different activities that you can select from to fulfill the Health and Physical Learning requirement in the General Education program. If you are interested in learning a new sport or fitness activity, or if you would like to be physically active, you can earn up to eight hours of physical education activity credit that can be applied toward credit hours for graduation.
Courses taught within the Health and Physical Education Activity program incorporates a broad range of activities in aquatics, physical fitness, as well as individual, dual and team sports. A partial list of courses available includes Walk, Jog, Run for Health and Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training, Swimming, Fencing, Karate, Badminton, Tennis, Soccer, and Volleyball.
For a comprehensive listing of the Physical Education Activity courses, visit the Physical Activity web page.
More information about courses taught within the Health and Physical Education Activity Program in the Undergraduate Catalogue. When you visit our academic catalogue refer to the table of contents under Courses of Study, Physical Education. For a list of course descriptions, refer to the Course of Study section of the catalogue, including courses in Physical Education.
General Education requirements
In the general education area of Health and Physical Learning, either four credits in physical education or dance activity courses, or three physical education/dance activity credits plus two to three health credits are required.