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    Feb 26, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Performance Concentration, B.S.


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Sport and Exercise Science, B.S.


The Sport and Exercise Science degree explores both the physiological foundations of human movement and the holistic concepts of wellness. Students will acquire the skills, knowledge, and leadership to assist others to better health and improved sports performance through exercise medicine, physical conditioning, and lifestyle modification. Every student will complete extensive internship and practicum requirements to help hone professional skills in working with clients. This major allows students with diverse career interests to customize their path through the major to meet their professional needs by choosing one of the following concentrations: Exercise Physiology, Fitness Management, Health Promotion or Sports Performance.

Requirements For: B.S. Major - 74-82 Hours, 2.0 GPA


Sport and Exercise Core 53-56 CR.


Sport Performance 31 CR.


The Sports Performance concentration provides a direct path to certification and entry into the fields of strength and conditioning, coaching, and sports training.  This degree path is designed to prepare students to enter the field of athletics at various levels such as high school, college, professional sports, and independent or as independent practitioners. Students will supplement their exercise science education foundation through coursework emphasizing exercise programming, testing, and prescription for athletes.  Upon completion of their degree, students will be able to sit for the national recognized certifications such as the NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or the ACSM certified exercise physiologist (EP-C).  Students will complete a capstone internship of at least 300-hours in a minimum of two different areas in the field of strength and conditioning.

Liberal Education Requirements 40 CR.


Writing Seminar 6 cr.


EN105  and EN106   

Math Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

MA120 MA135 , or higher math course excluding MA208   

Science with a lab Requirement 4 cr.


Select one of the following:

BI101 , BI111 , BI211 , BI212 , BI223 , BIO221 , BIO225 , BIO325 , BIO327 , BIO330 , BIO337L  and BIO337 , BIO350 , BIO400 , BIO410 , BIO411 , BIO417 , CH101 , CH105 , CH107L  and CH107 , CH108L  and CH108 , CH317L  and CH317 , CH318L  and CH318 , CH328 , CH329 , CH337L  and CH337 , CH405 , CH440 , GGP115 , GGP205 , GO130 , GO141 , GO151 , GO200 , GO310 , GO320 , GO330 , PY155 , PY156 , PY205 , or PY206 

Ethics Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

AC435 , CA302 , CS300 , EDU310 , MG495 , NS306 , PA380 , PH102 , PH221 , PH224 , PH308 , PS220 , SO220 , SW492 

Communications Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

CA103 CA105 , or TH105   

Citizenship Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

PO200 PO210 HIS111 HIS112 , or HIS113   

Humanities Requirement 6 cr.


Select one of the following Art or English: 

AR115 , AR215 , AR216 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 

And one of the following:

AR115 , AR215 , AR216 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 , CA104 , CA116 , CA235 , FR201 , ML235 , ML251 , PH101 , PC202 , PH205 , RE109 , SP110 , SP201 , SP202 , TH100 , TH101 , TH201 , TH216 

Natural Science Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

BI214 , CH101 , CH102 , CH105 , CH107  CH107L , CH108  CH108L , GGP115 , GGP120 , GGP205 , GO125 , GO130 , GO141 , GO151 , GO200 , NS220 , NS241 , PY101 , PY155 , PY156 , PY205 , or PY206 

*Computer Science and PE courses excluded.

Social Science Requirement 6 cr.


Select two of the following:

AN100 , CJ100 , CJ200 , EC141 , EC142 , EDU210 , FI201 , GGH110 , GGH200 , HIS104 , HIS105 , PO216 , PS101 , PS125 , PS205 , SO141 , SO206 , or SW205 

Seminar: Integrative & Interdisciplinary Learning 3 cr.


Select one of the topics for LE300*   

Graduation Requirements


Student Seminar 3 cr.


LE100 First-Year Seminar  (required for all incoming first-time freshman and highly encouraged for transfer students)

Upper Division Hours 36 cr.


36 hours upper division (300 - 400) level course work

Writing Across the Curriculum 9 cr.


3 credit hours of Professional Writing (EN306*  or equivalent from the list below) plus 6 credit hours of Writing Intensive coursework are required.

EN306A , EN306B , EN306C , EN307 , EDU300 , CJ450 , HIS455 , MG306 , NS306 , PA430 , PO405 , PS300 , PS406 , or SO310 

 

6 credit hours to fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement must be chosen from among the courses designated in the catalog as “WI” (Writing Intensive ), composed as follows:

  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course outside the student’s major(s); that is, the course must be offered by a program other than the one(s) that house(s) the student’s major area of study at the time the course is taken.
  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course that is offered by the student’s major program; that is, the course must be offered by the same program that houses the student’s major at the time the course is taken.

AR316 , AR498 , BIO498 , CA218 , CA318 , CH342 , CJ221 , CS300 , EDU310 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 , EN490 , FW190 , GGP350 , HIS261 , HIS453 , LE410 , MA301 , ML251 , MG495 , NUR460 , PA432 , PO210 , PS315 , SO141 , SP320 , SW325 

Additional Requirements


Park University grants the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Music Degree upon completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (or higher dependent on major).
  • A minor for Geography, B.S.  and Information Systems, B.S.  majors.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major.
  • Completion of degree specific requirements.
  • Completion of Liberal Education requirements.
  • Completion of residency requirement, 30 hours of earned and graded (A, B, C, D) college hours at Park University. At least 15 of these 30 hours must be in the major.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.

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