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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 (as a specialized area of Exercise Science) and Health Professions (under the umbrella of Health and Human Performance).  The Pre-Physical Therapy program will prepare students for graduate programs and careers in Physical Therapy.  The Health Professions program will prepare students for careers in health emphasizing health promotion. 

CORE (all emphases except Health Professions)

B 155/156             Anatomy & Physiology I/II                                  8 s.h. 
PE 100                    P.E. Activity                                                      2 s.h.
KS/PE 200            Intro. To P.E. & Recreation                                3 s.h.
KS/PE 316             Assessment & Exercise Prescription                 3 s.h.
KS/PE 360            Kinesiology                                                         3 s.h.
KS/PE 411             Tests & Measurements in ESS                          3 s.h.
                                (P.E. for licensure substitutes ED 423)
KS/PE 421             Physiology of Exercise                                        3 s.h.
KS/PE 422            Applied Exercise Physiology                                3 s.h.

                                                                                                         28 s.h.* 

*In addition, all graduating seniors must be current for CPR/AED/First Aid certification, available through HE 264 (Safety & First Aid) or the American Red Cross.

Requirements Specific to the Exercise Science Emphasis:

C 100                      Introduction to Chemistry                                 4 s.h.
HE 263                   Nutrition for Sport & Fitness                              3 s.h.
KS/PE 280              Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries                3 s.h.
KS/PE 436              Therapeutic Exercise                                         3 s.h.
KS/PE 460              Exercise Physiology Review for ACE                 3 s.h.
KS/PE 499              Exercise & Sports Sciences Internship              6 s.h.
KS/PE 300+           Selectives/Electives                                             6 s.h.

                                                                                                          28 s.h.

Requirements Specific to the Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis:

B 171                      General Biology I: The Unity of Life                 4 s.h.
B 172                      General Biology II: The Diversity of Life          4 s.h.
B 221                      Medical Terminology                                       3 s.h.                                                
C 101/102              General Chemistry I/II                                      8 s.h.                                          
HE 263                   Nutrition for Sport & Fitness                             3 s.h.
P 211/212              General Physics I/II                                           8 s.h.
PY 231 or 251        Developmental Psychology I or II                     3 s.h.
KS/PE 280              Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries               3 s.h.
KS/PE 380              Research Principles/Techniques for ESS         3 s.h.
KS/PE 460              Exercise Physiology Review for ACE                3 s.h.
KS/PE 480              Epidemiology for ESS                                       3 s.h.
KS/PE 499              Exercise & Sports Sciences Internship             3 s.h.

                                                                                                              48 s.h. 

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

The Pre-Physical Therapy program participates in the Ambassador program at the University of St. Augustine (FL, CA, TX).  See the Department Chair for further information. 

Requirements Specific to the 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 & Fitness                              3 s.h.
KS/PE 280              Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries               3 s.h.
KS/PE 430              Marketing for Sports Management                   3 s.h.
KS/PE 431              Admin/Org Exercise & Sports Prog/Events       3 s.h.
KS/PE 436              Therapeutic Exercise                                        3 s.h.
KS/PE 460              Exercise Physiology Review for ACE                3 s.h.
KS/PE 499              Exercise & Sports Sciences Internship              6 s.h.

                                                                                                          30 s.h. 

Students completing any of the emphases in the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences may choose to complete a minor in Business Administration.  Those students in the Sports and Fitness Management emphasis will already have completed 6-9 hours of the required 15 hours for the minor (see the Minor in Business Administration in this catalog).

In addition, any student completing a dual major within the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences must complete all of the additional courses and the additional hours of internship for the second major emphasis.

Requirements Specific to the Physical Education Emphasis (licensure & non-licensure):

PE 303                    Lifetime & Team Sports                                     3 s.h.
PE 307                    Movement Education                                         3 s.h.
PE 308                    Activities for Children                                         3 s.h.
PE 365                    Adaptive Physical Education & Recretion          3 s.h.
PE 441                    Methods of Teaching P.E. & Wellness               3 s.h.
PE 451                    Curriculum Development in P.E.                        3 s.h.

                                                                                                         18 s.h.

Students who wish to be licensed to teach Physical Education in grades K-12 must also complete the Enhanced ACR II and 35 additonal 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 only in the Physical Education area.  In addition, it is strongly recommended that students seeking licensure in Physical Education choose a second area for licensure, which may require additional hours over those for the degree in physical education. 

Health Professions Emphasis:

The Health Professions emphasis for Health and Human Performance is designed to enable students interested in completing a degree in the health industry when the other emphases in the Exercise and Sports Sciences or Healthcare Administration are not appropriate for or relevant to their interests.  Students in this emphasis will develop knowledge, skills, and experience in the area of health promotion.  Positions for this area of study are found in the various Health Departments (city, county, state, regional, national), Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities (CCRC and others), Senior Centers, and community-based organizations where community outreach for health and wellness or health promotion is a key component of the mission.  

CORE

B 155/156             Anatomy & Physiology I/II                 8 s.h.
C 100                    Introduction to Chemistry                 4 s.h.
HE 264                  Safety & First Aid (or certification)    3 s.h.
SO 101                  ntroduction to Sociology                   3 s.h.

                                                                                        18 s.h.

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

SO 301                   Race & Ethnicity                                       3 s.h.
SO 312                   Gender & Society                                     3 s.h.
B 221                      Medical Terminology                               3 s.h.
BA 320                   Compliance, Ethics, & Healthcare Law     3 s.h.
HE 161                   Environmental & Public Health                 3 s.h.
HE 162                   Personal Health & Drug Abuse                 3 s.h.
HE 263 or N 126   Nutrition                                                     3 s.h.
HE 361                   School Health                                           3 s.h.
HE 362                   Health & Aging                                          3 s.h.
HE 370                   Chronic & Communicable Disease           3 s.h.
HE 372                   Health Disparities                                     3 s.h.
HE 400                   Health Promotion                                     3 s.h.
HE 495                   Intro to Health Professions                      3 s. h.
HE 499                   Health/Human Performance Intern.        12 s.h.
KS/PE 480            Epidemiology for ESS                                3 s.h.

                                                                                              54 s.h.