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EXERCISE & SPORT STUDIES

Exercise & Sport Studies

Exercise Science

Exercise Science majors learn how and why the human body responds to physical activity. The field is comprised of various sub-disciplines including exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning, nutrition, and the psychology of physical activity. Students who major in Exercise Science may apply the knowledge they gain in this type of program to their own athletic performance or work in various settings and professional positions such as athletic and health clubs, commercial fitness and wellness programs, corporate fitness and wellness programs, exercise and nutrition consultant, and (with additional education and certification) hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation centers as well as physical and occupational therapy. Other students may use their undergraduate program as a stepping stone to professional and graduate schools in health care, therapy, and other allied health fields.

Major in Exercise Science

The major in Exercise Science consists of 12 credit hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies core, and 48 credit hours in exercise science, science, and physical education. A minor is not required.

 

The Required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 2000 First Aid and CPR 3
PED 2020 Introduction of Physical Education 3
PED 3003 The Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
PED 4012 Exercise Physiology* 4
PED 4024 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities 3

 

The required Exercise Science, Science, and Physical Education courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
BSC 3110 Human Anatomy I 4
BSC 3210 Human Anatomy II 4
PED 2E75 Exercise Science Practicum 1
PED 3013 Motor Learning and Development 3
PED 3056 Exercise and Sport for Special Populations 3
PED 3033 Teaching Health and Personal Fitness 3
PED 3060 Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Science 3
PED 4E75 Exercise Science Practicum II 1
PED 4010 Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3
PED 4013 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I 3
PED 4014 Kinesiology/Biomechanics II 3
PED 4E85 Exercise Science Internship 3/6*
PSY 3022 Sports Psychology 3
SCI 1120 Chemistry I 4
SCI 2130 Physics I 4

*Students who select a 3-credit-hour internship should also select an additional 3-credit-hour course in consultation with their advisor.

Exercise & Sport Leadership

The Exercise & Sport Leadership major combines the study of sports and athletics with the study of how and why the human body responds to physical activity. While it is not intended for persons who plan to pursue graduate school in the health and therapy professions, it includes several of the exercise science courses. Additionally, it includes several courses from the Sport Management major as well as a few from the Physical Education Teaching major. Employment will depend largely on the areas of individual strength and interest. Types of organizations and professional positions include, but are not limited to, athletic and health clubs, fitness and wellness clubs and programs, exercise and sport ministries, community recreation centers, facility management, personal trainer, youth sports agencies and organizations, sport and recreational camps, and recreational sports leagues.

 

Major in Exercise & Sport Leadership

The major in Exercise & Sport Leadership consists of 9 hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies core and 50-51 credit hours in exercise science, business, communication, sport management, and physical education. A minor is not required.

 

The Required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 2000 First Aid and CPR 3
PED 2020 Introduction of Physical Education 3
PED 3003 The Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
PED 4012 Exercise Physiology 4
PED 4024 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities 3

 

The required courses in business, communication, exercise science, sport management, and physical education are:

 

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
BSC 2040 Human Biology* 3
BUS 3010 Marketing or 3
COM 3033 Public Relations 3
BUS 3061 Business Law I or 3
COM 3054 Communication Policy 3
and three hours from the following courses:
COM 3060, 3063, 3130, 3230, 3320
3
PED 2S75 Sport Management Practicum I or 1
PED 3S75 Sport Management Practicum II or 2
PED 2E75 Exercise Science Practicum I or  1
PED 3E75 Exercise Science Practicum II or  1
PED 3023 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports or 3
PED 3024 Teaching Team Sports 3
PED 3033 Teaching Health and Personal Fitness 3
PED 3043 Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports 3
PED 3056 Exercise and Sport for Special Populations 3
PED 3060 Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Science 3
PED 4010 Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3
PED 4013 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I 3
PED 4033 Sports Marketing and Public Relations 3
PED 4043 Athletic Facility and Event Management 3
PED 4L85 Exercise and Sport Leadership Internship 3
PSY 3022 Sports Psychology 3
PED 2040 Human Performance Physiology 3
PED 4012 Exercise Physiology 3

* BSC-3110 can also meet this requirement

Physical Education: Grades K–12

A major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 prepares students to help children develop physical abilities and healthy habits that can last for the rest of their lives. Internship experience is required. Students who satisfactorily complete the prescribed program satisfy the State of Florida requirements for teacher certification.

 

Major in Physical Education: Grades K-12

The major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 consists of 12 credit hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies Core, 24 credit hours in physical education; 6 credit hours in methods; and 40 credit hours in Foundational Core and Professional Semester courses from the Department of Teacher Education. A minor is not required.

 

The Required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 2000 First Aid and CPR 3
PED 2020 Introduction of Physical Education 3
PED 3003 The Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
PED 4012 Exercise Physiology 4
PED 4024 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities 3

 

The Required Physical Education courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 3013 Motor Learning and Development 3
PED 3022 Teaching Rhythms and Games for Young Children 3
PED 3023 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports 3
PED 3024 Teaching Team Sports 3
PED 3033 Teaching Health and Personal Fitness 3
PED 3043 Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports 3
PED 3056 Exercise and Sport for Special Populations 3
PED 4013 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I 3

 

The required Methods courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDU 3040 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
PED 4030 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 3

 

The required Foundational Core courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDU 2000 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 2005 Intro to the Education Major 0
EDU 2010 Life-Span Development 3
EDU 3000 Instructional Technology 3
EDU 3010 Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 3020 Affirming Diversity 3
EDU 3175 Practicum I 1
EDU 3275 Practicum II 1
EDU 4175 Practicum III 1
EDU 4275 Practicum IV 0
EDX 3000 Foundations of Exceptional Student Education 3
EDU/X 3050 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDU 4070 Comprehensive Strategies for ESOL 3

 

The required Professional Semester courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDX 4055 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
EDU 4085 Teacher Education Internship 10
Sport Management

The Sport Management major combines the study of sports and athletics with the management, marketing, public relations, and finances of the sporting business. It is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in sports-oriented organizations or recreation industries, or who intend to continue graduate studies in areas such as sport business management and sport administration. Sport management students study the role of sports in society, the role of management in sports, how information about sport is communicated, and what it takes to direct sport programs and events. Types of organizations where sport management professionals may work include, but are not limited to, amateur and school sports, amateur and school sport agencies, armed services recreation, sport agent firms, corporate sport marketing departments, youth sport programs, professional sport teams, public and private organizations, and sport camps.

 

Major in Sport Management

The major in Sport Management consists of 9 credit hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies Core, 24 credit hours in sport management and physical education, 18 credit hours in business, 9 credit hours in communication. A minor is not required.

 

The required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 2020 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Studies 3
PED 3003 The Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
PED 4024 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities 3

 

The required Sport Management courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 2S75 Sport Management Practicum Followership 1
PED 3S75 Sport Management Practicum Leadership/Management 2
PED 3043 Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports 3
PED 4033 Sports Marketing and Public Relations 3
PED 4043 Athletic Facility and Event Management 3
PED 4S85 Sport Management Internship 3-6*
BUS 3061 Business Law I or
COM 3054 Communication Policy 3
PSY 3022 Sports Psychology 3
PED 3xxx Electives 0-3**

* Students who select a 3 credit hour internship should also select an additional 3 credit hour course in consultation with their advisor.

**Can be 3 coaching courses or any other PED3 xxx-level course

 

The required Business courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ACC 2051 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC 2052 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 2000 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 3006 Principles of Management 3
BUS 3010 Marketing 3
ECO 2001 Principles of Economics: Macro or
ECO 2012 Contemporary Economics 3

 

Students must choose 9 hours of communication courses from the list below. At least 6 hours must be 3000 level or higher; and students must take one course in each production, writing, and theory.

The required Communication courses are:

 

COURSE PREFIX
Production course: COM 2002, 2020, 2040, 2044, 3012
Writing courses: COM 3034, 3060, 3130, 3230, 3320
Theory courses: COM 2031, 3063, 3110, 4000