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Exercise and Sports Sciences

The Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences at Tennessee Wesleyan College prepares students to serve others by pursuing careers in athletics, recreation, health and wellness, physical education, physical/occupational therapy, and sport and fitness management.

The Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences offers a B.S. degree with emphases in Physical Education, Sports and Fitness Management, and Exercise Science. Each of these emphases provides students with the knowledge needed to enter graduate study or a career in that subdivision of Exercise and Sports Sciences.

The Physical Education emphasis serves those seeking to teach and coach at the elementary and secondary levels. The Sports and Fitness Management emphasis combines Exercise and Sports Science courses with courses from the Business Administration Department to prepare graduates to manage sports and fitness programs, organizations, and facilities. The Exercise Science curriculum prepares students for a variety of careers and graduate programs in exercise physiology, fitness, wellness, strength and conditioning, and exercise testing and prescription.

In addition to these three emphases, the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences also offers a major in Pre-Physical Therapy. The program, which is jointly administered by the Departments of Exercise and Sports Sciences and Natural Sciences, will prepare students for graduate programs and careers in Physical Therapy.

CORE
B 155, 156 Anatomy and Physiology I, II 8 s.h.
PE 100 P.E. Activity 2 s.h.
PE 200 Intro. to Physical Education and Recreation 3 s.h.
PE 316 Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3 s.h.
PE 360 Kinesiology 3 s.h.
PE 411 Tests and Measurements in P.E. 3 s.h.
PE 421 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
PE 422 Applied Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
Total: 29 s.h*

*In addition, all graduating seniors must be current for CPR/First Aid certification
which is available through HE 264 or the American Red Cross.

Sports & Fitness Management Emphasis:
BA 201 Principles of Accounting 3 s.h.
BA 321 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
HE 263 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3 s.h.
PE 280 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
PE 430 Marketing for Sports Management 3 s.h.
PE 431 Administration and Organization
of Physical Education and Sport 3 s.h.
PE 436 Therapeutic Exercise 3 s.h.
PE 460 Exercise Phys. Review for ACE 3 s.h.
PE 499 Exercise Science Internship 6 s.h.
Total: 30 s.h.

Students completing the Sports and Fitness Management emphasis may choose to complete a minor in Business Administration. In addition to the course requirements for the Sports and Fitness Management, those students would need to complete BA EC 251 plus 3.s.h. from BA 202, BA/EC 252, or any 300-400 level BA/CS/EC course. A student must complete 12 s.h. of PE 499 if seeking both the Exercise Science Emphasis and Sports & Fitness Management Emphasis.

Exercise Science Emphasis:
C 100 Introduction to Chemistry 4 s.h.
HE 263 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3 s.h.
PE 280 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
PE 436 Therapeutic Exercise 3 s.h.
PE 460 Exercise Phys. Review for ACE 3 s.h.
PE 499 Exercise Science Internship 6 s.h.
PE Electives 6 s.h.
Total: 28 s.h.

Physical Education Emphasis
CORE
B 155, 156 Anatomy and Physiology I, II 8 s.h.
HE 264 Safety and First Aid (for Licensure only) 3 s.h.
PE 200 Intro. to Physical Education and Recreation 3 s.h.
PE 360 Kinesiology 3 s.h.
PE 421 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
PE 422 Applied Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
Total: 23 s.h

Students who wish to be licensed to teach in Physical Education in grades K-12 must also complete the Enhanced ACR II and 38 hours of professional education courses as listed under the Education major in this catalog. Those who wish to be licensed to teach may do so in the area of Physical Education. However, it is recommended that students licensing in the area of Physical Education choose an additional area of licensure, which may require hours above those needed for a degree.

Physical Education Emphasis
PE 303 Lifetime and Team Sports 3 s.h.
PE 307 Movement Education 3 s.h.
PE 308 Activities for Children 3 s.h.
PE 316 Prin. & Tech. of Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3 s.h.
PE 365 Adaptive Physical Education and Recreation 3 s.h.
PE 441 Methods of Teaching P.E. & Wellness 3 s.h.
PE 451 Curriculum Development in P.E. 3 s.h.
Total: 21 s.h.

Pre-Physical Therapy Major
Physical Therapy is a profession involved in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of people with physical injury and dysfunction which may occur throughout their lifetime. A masters or doctoral level degree is required to become a licensed physical therapist and the curriculum presented here is designed to enable a student to gain the requisite knowledge to successfully apply to physical therapy school; however, the curriculum presented does not guarantee acceptance. Additionally, this major is intended to increase students’ basic skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communications. This program is jointly administered by the Departments of Exercise and Sport Sciences and Natural Sciences.

CORE
B 155, 156 Anatomy and Physiology I, II 8 s.h.
PE 100 P.E. Activity 2 s.h.
PE 200 Intro. to Physical Education and Recreation 3 s.h.
PE 316 Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3 s.h.
PE 360 Kinesiology 3 s.h.
PE 411 Tests and Measurements in P.E. 3 s.h.
PE 421 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
PE 422 Applied Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
Total: 28 s.h.

Additional Requirements:
B 171 General Biology I: The Unity of Life 4 s.h.
B 172 General Biology II: The Diversity of Life 4 s.h.
C 101, 102 General Chemistry I and II 8 s.h.
HE 263 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness 3 s.h.
P 211, 212 General Physics I and II 8 s.h.
PY 231 or 251 Developmental Psychology I or II 3 s.h.
PE 280 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
PE 380 Research Principles & Techniques for ESS 3 s.h.
PE 460 Exercise Phys Review for ACE 3 s.h.
PE 480 Epidemiology for ESS 3 s.h.
PE 499 Exercise Science Internship 3 s.h.
Total: 45 s.h.

This program participates in the Ambassador program at the University of St. Augustine. Please see Department Chair for further information.