2021-2022 Catalog

Exercise and Sport Science (3+2)

This program is intended for undergraduate students that are either freshman or transfer students. Upon the successful completion of the 5-year program, the student will earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science (BS) and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT). The Bachelor of Science degree will be granted after successful completion of the fourth year. All students will have completed the general education core and the Exercise and Sport Science major requirements by the end of the third year. The student will apply to the Athletic Training Program the spring of the third year (deadline April 1), and will graduate with the Bachelor of Science before the fall of the fourth year. The remaining 28 credit hours required for the BS degree will be earned through the graduate athletic training courses eared during the fourth year (fall and spring).

The fifth year consists of 33 total credit hours (summer, fall, and spring). The MSAT is a two year consecutive program (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring) that requires continuous enrollment.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 112Trigonometry

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Arts and Humanities - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

PSY 201General Psychology

3

AND Choose one course from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

The Natural Sciences - 11 hours

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Statistics Requirement - 3 hours

Choose one course from the following:
BUA 365Quantitative Methods I

3

PSY 205/MATH 205Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Exercise and Sport Science Requirements - 45 hours

BIO 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 214Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 220/CHEM 220Medical Terminology

1

EXSS 150Lifetime Fitness

1

EXSS 225Health Professions Practicum I

1

EXSS 227Safety and First Aid Education

2

EXSS 230Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS 301Physiology of Exercise

3

EXSS 301LPhysiology of Exercise Lab

1

EXSS 312Nutrition

3

EXSS 327Strength & Conditioning Program Design

3

EXSS 370/PSY 370Psycho-Socio Aspects of Movement

3

EXSS 425Kinesiology

3

EXSS 427Research Methods

3

EXSS 433Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

EXSS 436Exercise for Special Populations

3

EXSS 450Health Professions Practicum II

2

PE 320Motor Learning and Development

2

Students must earn a"B" or higher in EXSS 227 and EXSS 230 and a "C" or higher in all other courses in the above section of requirements.

Requirements to complete Exercise and Sport Science - 28 hours

AT 5000Anatomical Kinesiology

3

AT 5010Therapeutic Intervention I

3

AT 5020Clinical Experience I

2

AT 5030Lower Extremity Injury Assessment

3

AT 5040Therapeutic Intervention II

3

AT 5050Clinical Experience II

2

MSES 5650Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Strength & Power Conditioning

3

MSES 5679Applied Psychology in Human Performance

3

MSES 5980Research Methods

3

MSES 5990Quantitative Methods

3

Students enrolled in graduate level courses must follow the expectations outlined in the graduate grading policy and the graduate probation and suspension policy.

Requirements for Athletic Training - 33 hours

AT 5100Managing Medical Emergencies

3

AT 5110Head, Spine, and Thorax Assessment

3

AT 5120Immersion Clinical Experience

1

AT 6000Upper Extremity Injury Assessment

3

AT 6010Therapeutic Intervention III

3

AT 6020Clinical Experience III

2

AT 6030General Medical Conditions

3

AT 6040Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

3

AT 6050Contemporary Issues in Athletic Training

3

AT 6060Clinical Experience IV

2

AT 6070Organization and Administration in Athletic Training

3

AT 6080Capstone in Athletic Training

1

MSES 5998Graduate Project

3

or

MSES 5999Thesis

3

Students enrolled in graduate level courses must follow the expectations outlined in the graduate grading policy and the graduate probation and suspension policy.

Students enrolled in graduate level courses must follow the expectations outlined in the graduate grading policy and the graduate probation and suspension policy.

Required GEC Courses (47-48 hours)
Required Statistics Course (3 hours)
Required Exercise and Sport Science courses (45 hours)
Required to complete the Exercise and Sport Science (28 hours)
Required Athletic Training Courses (33 hours)

156 hours minimum required to completed the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science and the Master of Science in Athletic Training.