Sport and Exercise Science

Department of Educational and Human Sciences

Bachelor's Degree Program

Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science, B.S.

The Coaching track is appropriate for students interested in coaching at all levels of competition, in a variety of sports, including strength and conditioning. Students are provided with a combination of course content as well as practical field and laboratory experiences. The Coaching Track includes coursework leading to partial fulfillment of the Athletic Coaching Endorsement. Full eligibility for the endorsement may require additional criteria outlined by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). For further information regarding the Athletic Coaching Endorsement, visit: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert

Human Performance, Sport and Exercise Science, B.S.

The Human Performance track is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in sport science, health promotion, medicine, wellness, sports medicine, and allied health (i.e. physical therapy, occupational therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation). Students who may be continuing on to graduate school in a clinical or medical area should consider pre-requisites for graduate school when choosing certain classes. Students are advised to check the Graduate Program’s website for updated information as well as the Undergraduate Catalog for appropriate General Education courses.

Minor

Coaching, Undergraduate Minor

The Coaching minor is designed to provide a limited, but substantive experience in the field of coaching. The state of Florida requires a coaching endorsement, which includes nine hours (Human Injuries, Coaching Theory, and a Coaching Specialization course), for all persons certified to teach. This minor is appropriate for those students who plan to coach and/or are seeking a career in the fields of Physical Education and sport. The Coaching Minor includes coursework leading to partial fulfillment of the Athletic Coaching Endorsement. Full eligibility for the endorsement may require additional criteria outlined by the Florida Department of Education. For further information regarding the Athletic Coaching Endorsement, visit: http://www.fldoe.org/edcert

This Minor is available for students in the 2001 Catalog Year and beyond. The Coaching Minor is not available to Sport and Exercise Science Pending and Sport and Exercise Science – Coaching Track majors.

Community Sport and Fitness, Undergraduate Minor

The Community Sport and Fitness minor is available at the South Lake Campus. It is appropriate for students seeking positions with university athletic programs, community sports organizations, private and public fitness and recreation programs, and multipurpose facilities. This minor is available for students in the 2016 catalog year and beyond.

Fitness Training, Undergraduate Minor

The Fitness Training minor is for the students interested in working in wellness centers as personal trainers. This minor provides the knowledge and experiences to be successful in this growing and exciting area. The goal is to provide guided practical skills application to those students who wish to teach fitness-related concepts to individuals and/or groups. With the knowledge acquired from the completion of the required coursework for the Fitness Training Minor, students will be prepared and eligible to seek industry certification in the Sport and Fitness Profession. This Minor is available for students in the 2001 catalog year and beyond. The Fitness Training minor is not available to Sport and Exercise Science Pending and Sport and Exercise Science – Human Performance Track majors.