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Exercise and Sport Sciences

Exercise and Sport Science is an intellectual and physical discipline that prepares students for a deeper understanding of physical activity, specifically, exercise and sport. The discipline derives its knowledge base from experiencing physical activity, studying the theoretical bases of physical activity, and experiencing professional practice centered in physical activity.

Faculty

  • Kim McCullough, M.S., Chair
  • Laurel Littlefield, Ph.D.
  • Darrell Price, M.Ed.
  • Toby Rogers, Ph.D.

Programs

  • Athletic Training/Fast Track
  • Athletic Training Licensure
  • Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Students successfully completing degrees in exercise science with emphasis in exercise and health promotion will be prepared for employment opportunities in fitness or clinical settings working with healthy, diseased, or injured populations. With the appropriate emphasis, prerequisite requirements can be met allowing students to apply for specialized programs in allied health, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and physician assistant.  Likewise, students pursuing an emphasis in sport and exercise psychology can meet prerequisite requirements for a master's in counseling. The outdoor adventure and resource management emphasis prepares students for careers working with federal natural resource agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service, as well as private outdoor adventure entities.

A.  University Core (46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (30 hours)

  • ESS1  hour activity course
  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3321  Management of Sport
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4301  Biomechanics
  • ESS4380  Senior Research
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

C.  Emphasis (36-48 hours)                                                                   

Exercise and Health Promotion Emphasis (36 hours)

  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ESS4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • 21-24 hours (3-4 hours upper level) from BIO, CHE, EDS, EEL, ESS, HSC, PHY, PSY, or SOC
  • 2-5 hours from
    • ESS4230  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis (46-48 hours)

  • BIO1405 Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406 Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 3-4 upper level hours from BIO
  • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
  • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE1308  General Chemistry II
  • CHE1108  General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHY1303  General Physics I
  • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
  • PHY1304  General Physics II
  • PHY1104  General Physics II Lab
  • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Pre-Occupational Therapy Emphasis (37-38 hours)

  • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310 Psychological Statistics
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Athletic Training Emphasis (37-38 hours)

  • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PHY1303  General Physics I
  • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • ESS3301  Advanced Care of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS4302  Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
  • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107  General Chemistry I Lab

Outdoor Adventure and Resource Management Emphasis (42-43 hours)

  • AEC3312 Natural Resources Economics
  • AGR1304 Principles of Plant and Soil Sciences
  • BIO2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ESS1270 First Aid and CPR
  • ESS2312 Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities
  • ESS3365  Outdoor Education Programs
  • IST3323  Geographic Information Systems
  • NRC1300  Introduction to Wildlife Management
  • NRC2300  Environmental Systems
  • NRC2301  Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • NRC3322  Natural Resources Policy, Regulation, and Compliance
  • NRC3323  General Ecology
  • NRC3325  Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis (40-41 hours)

  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • ESS3324  Sport in Society
  • ESS3335  Exercise Psychology
  • ESS3356  Sport Psychology
  • PSY2310  Life Span Human Development
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • 6 upper level from PSY
  • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 9 hours from PSY, SOC, or HSC
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

D.  Electives (2-12 hours)

  • Exercise and Health Promotion (12 hours)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy (2-4 hours)
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (9-10 hours)
  • Athletic Training (6-7 hours)
  • Outdoor Adventure and Resource Management (5-6 hours)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (6-7 hours)

E.  Total (123-126 hours)

Athletic Training Emphasis Fast Track

The university has an affiliation with the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Allied Health that provides outstanding athletic training students an opportunity to complete a bachelors and a master’ degree in five years. Upon completion of the 106 semester hour program of study, students apply for admission to the TTUHSC Master of Athletic Training Program. Students admitted to the graduate program may transfer the necessary elective hours back to the university to fulfill the Bachelor of Science Degree. Students successfully completing both programs would be eligible to sit for the examination for state licensure and the examination for national certification as an athletic trainer. Specific requirements for Athletic Training Emphasis/Fast-Track are as follows. The university core and departmental core remain unchanged from the Exercise Science degree.

B.  Major (23 hours)

  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise Science and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4301  Biomechanics
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

C.  Emphasis (37-38 hours)

  • BIO1405  Majors Biology I
  • BIO1406  Majors Biology II
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PHY1303  General Physics I
  • PHY1103  General Physics I Lab
  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • ESS3301  Advanced Care of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS4302  Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Modalities
  • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • ESS4361  Exercise Testing and Prescription I
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Science
    • ESS4362  Exercise Testing and Prescription II
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Science
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE1305 Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE1105 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE1307 General Chemistry I
    • CHE1107 General Chemistry I Lab

D.  Electives (16-17 hours taken at Texas Tech)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Athletic Training Licensure

The athletic trainer program meets the requirements of the Texas Department of Health for state licensure. Admission to the program is based on the following criteria.

  • Submission of an application, high school and college academic records, a resume, and 2 letters of recommendation
  • Vacancies in current staff
  • Previous athletic training experience is preferred
  • Completion of an interview with athletic training faculty/staff
  • Students of the university seeking eligibility for the athletic training license issued by the Texas Department of Health must meet the following requirements
  • Earned baccalaureate degree
  • Successful completion of BIO 2401, BIO 2402, ESS 1200, ESS 1270, ESS 2310, ESS 2314, ESS 3301, ESS 3371 and ESS 4302
  • Successful completion of an apprenticeship program directed by the Lubbock Christian University licensed athletic trainer, which consists of 1800 clock hours conducted during a minimum of 5 fall and/or spring semesters
  • Current certification in standard first aid and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Successful completion of the Texas Athletic Trainer Written Examination and the Texas Athletic Trainer Practical Examination

Students completing this program will be certified only in the state of Texas. Students interested in national certification should refer to the Exercise Science section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Students successfully completing degrees in Physical Education will be eligible to take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) in All-level Physical Education and in All-level Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility. Students must meet requirements of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, the Educator Certification Program and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

A.  University Core (46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
    • EDU3350  Educational Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (34 hours)

  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS2312  Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3321  Management of Sport
  • ESS3332  Foundations of Secondary Physical Education
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4230  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS4300  Foundations of Elementary Physical Education
  • ESS4380  Senior Research
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

C.  Supporting Courses (19 hours)

  • BIO2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • 3 hours from
    • EDS2310  Foundations of Education
    • EEL2310  Teachers, Schools, Society/Tutors
  • 12 hours from an advisor approved secondary academic specialization or ESS

D.  Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (24 hours)

  • EDS2320  Instructional Technology
  • EDS4310  Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDS4330  Managing Diverse Classrooms
  • EDS4350  Design and Delivery
  • EDS4360  Senior Seminar
  • EDS4660  Student Teaching
  • REA3340  The Reading Writing Connection/Observation

E.  Electives (3 hours)

F.  Total (126 hours) 

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Students successfully completing degrees in sport management will be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities in the financial, business, and marketing side of athletics and fitness including promotion, advertising, merchandising, and distribution.

A.  University Core (46 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB3310  Christian Life
  • COM2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • 3 hours from
    • PSY1300  General Psychology
    • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • 6 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI2000  University Skills

B.  Major (34-36 hours)

  • ESS1 hour Activity Courses
  • ESS1201  Introduction to Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS2312  Team, Individual, and Outdoor Educational Activities
  • ESS2314  Human Movement
  • ESS3321  Management of Sport
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3341  Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Physiology
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • ESS4230  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • ESS4380  Senior Research
  • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development
  • 2-3 hours from
    • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
    • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • 3-4 hours from
    • ESS4301  Biomechanics
    • ESS4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
    • ESS4430  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences

C.  Supporting Courses (31 hours)

  • ACC2301  Principles of Accounting I
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BUA3305  Principles of Marketing
  • ECO2301  Macroeconomics
  • IST2300  Microcomputer Applications
  • MGT3300  Principles of Management
  • 3 hours from
    • COM2351  Introduction to Public Relations
    • COM3354  Advertising
  • 9 hours, 3 upper level from ACC, BUA, COM, DMA, FIN, IST, or MGT

D.  Electives (10-12 hours)

E.  Total (123 hours)

Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences

20 hours

  • ESS1270  First Aid and CPR
  • ESS2310  Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • ESS3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS3371  Physiology of Exercise or ESS 4382 Life Span Motor Development
  • ESS4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • 6 hours from
    • ESS2314  Human Movement
    • ESS3321  Management of Sport
    • ESS3335  Exercise Psychology or ESS 3356 Sport Psychology
    • ESS3371  Exercise Physiology
    • ESS4322  Sport and Exercise Nutrition
    • ESS4382  Life Span Motor Development

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2014