Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Exercise Science and Sports Studies with a Concentration in Physical Education K–12

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

ESC 110Introduction to Exercise Science and Sport Studies

2

ESC 105Biokinetics and Conditioning

2

EDU 200Foundations of American Education

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

and

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

ESC 150First Aid

2

ESC 200Methods of Teaching Tennis

1

HSC 100Health Science

2

HSC 220Functional Anatomy

3

or

HSC 230Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

EDU 207Philosophy of Education and Teacher Learner Relationships

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

ESC 270Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries

3

Social Sciences (NW)

4

Humanities (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Biological Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Choose two of the following:

ESC 320Coaching and Teaching of Football and Wrestling

2

ESC 321Coaching and Teaching of Baseball, Basketball and Softball

2

ESC 322Coaching and Teaching of Volleyball and Track and Field

2

ESC 323Coaching and Teaching of Soccer and Field Hockey

2

Total Credit Hours:18

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

ESC 312Dance/Rhythmics

3

Social Sciences (IG)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Physical or Chemical Science

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

ESC 240Lifetime Sports

2

ESC 330Human Development and Motor Learning

3

ESC 340Applied Kinesiology

3

EDU 208Secondary Research Methods

2

EDU 329Teaching Physical Education and Health in the Elementary School

3

ESC 151Swimming

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 306Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 317Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 354Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I-Secondary (TESOL I)

3

EDU 377Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Practicum

3

ESC 372Principles of Exercise Leadership

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

ESC 400Physical Education and Fitness for Special Populations

3

ESC 450Tests and Measurement

3

ESC 460Physiology of Exercise

3

EDU 425Teaching Middle School and Secondary Physical Education

4

EDU 483Comprehensive Subject Area Competency and Skills (SACS) Social Studies 6-12 Exam

0

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 410Final Internship Seminar IV

2

EDU 413Final Internship Practicum IV

10

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 124