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, click here.

Graduates of the Sport and Exercise Science-Coaching B.S. program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

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, click here.

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.

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.