Sports and Exercise Health Care (BS)

The Department of Kinesiology offers a new Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Health Care. This degree is designed to provide an introductory education and experience for those looking to pursue careers in the allied health fields (chiropractic care, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, nursing and athletic training). The Sports and Exercise Health Care program includes 54 major credits (three laboratory credits included), 54 core curriculum credits and 18 credits of electives. Between the major and elective courses, students will be able to complete prerequisites for application to allied health care and medical graduate schools.

Curriculum

BIO 114Human Biology: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology3
BIO 114LHuman Biology: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
HED 205Wellness and Fitness3
KIN 170Emergency Care3
KIN 235Kinesiology3
BIO 115Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology3
BIO 115LMusculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
KIN 200Athletic Taping and Bracing3
HED 220Healthy Behaviors3
KIN 261Injury/Illness Evaluation Techniques3
HED 337Exercise Principles and Applications3
ATH 398Statistics and Research Design3
KIN 342Therapeutic Exercise & Modalities3
HED 115Basic Nutrition3
KIN 401Practicum in Sport & Exercise Health Care3
KIN 336Physiology of Exercise3
KIN 301General Medicine Seminar3
KIN 336LPhysiology of Exercise Lab1
KIN 498Internship in Health and Wellness6
Total Credits54

Learning Goals & Objectives

The Sports and Exercise Care program will follow the assessment plan as set forth in the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Assessment Manual. Five broad learning goals have been established for all SEHS programs. They are:

Learning Goal 1: Candidates in SEHS programs will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Learning Goal 2: Candidates in SEHS programs will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Learning Goal 3: Candidates in SEHS programs will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.

Learning Goal 4: Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Learning Goal 5: Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.