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EXERCISE & SPORT STUDIES (UNDERGRADUATE)

Exercise Science

Exercise Science majors learn how and why the human body responds to physical activity. The field is comprised of various sub-disciplines including exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning, nutrition, and the psychology of physical activity. Students who major in Exercise Science may apply the knowledge they gain in this type of program to their own athletic performance or work in various settings and professional positions such as athletic and health clubs, commercial fitness and wellness programs, corporate fitness and wellness programs, exercise and nutrition consultant, and (with additional education and certification) hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation centers as well as physical and occupational therapy. Other students may use their undergraduate program as a stepping stone to professional and graduate schools in health care, therapy, and other allied health fields.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Department of Physical Education is to empower all students toward academic excellence, Christian character, and servant leadership.  Our curriculum promotes physical health and wellness, and the integration of sport in society.

Students majoring in Exercise Science will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. In accordance with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) competencies, students in the Exercise Science major will demonstrate effective communication through oral, written, and electronic means to a variety of audiences such as athletes, teams, coaches, managers, administrators, sport scientists, and recreational exercisers.
  2. In accordance with International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) competencies and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) standards, students in the Exercise Science major will demonstrate basic knowledge in the following domains: general and sport-specific exercise science; biomechanics; anatomy; sports medicine; motor learning, development, and control; coaching sciences (including strength and conditioning); and nutrition.
  3. In accordance with International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) competencies, students in the Exercise Science major will understand and use scientific research tools to measure, assess, and interpret data in order to implement effective interventions for people of all ages who have various conditions and who are in different situations.
  4. Students in the Exercise Science major will compete favorably with peers for employment and post graduate education.

Major in Exercise Science

The major in Exercise Science consists of 12 credit hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies core, and 48 credit hours in exercise science, science, and physical education. A minor is not required.

 

The Required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 2020Introduction of Physical Education3
PED 3003The Care and Prevention of Injuries3
PED 4012Exercise Physiology*4
PED 4024Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities3

 

The required Exercise Science, Science, and Physical Education courses are:

PED 4E85Exercise Science Internship3/6*

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
BSC 3110Human Anatomy I4
BSC 3210Human Anatomy II4
PED 2E75Exercise Science Practicum1
PED 3013Motor Learning and Development3
PED 3056Exercise and Sport for Special Populations3
PED 3033Teaching Health and Personal Fitness3
PED 3060Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Science3
PED 4E75Exercise Science Practicum II1
PED 4010Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
PED 4013Kinesiology/Biomechanics I3
PSY 3022Sports Psychology3
SCI 1120Chemistry I4
SCI 2130Physics I4
PED 4095Seminar in Exercise and Sport Studies3

*Students who select a 3-credit-hour internship should also select an additional 3-credit-hour course in consultation with their advisor.

Exercise & Sport Leadership

The Exercise & Sport Leadership major combines the study of sports and athletics with the study of how and why the human body responds to physical activity. While it is not intended for persons who plan to pursue graduate school in the health and therapy professions, it includes several of the exercise science courses. Additionally, it includes several courses from the Sport Management major as well as a few from the Physical Education Teaching major. Employment will depend largely on the areas of individual strength and interest. Types of organizations and professional positions include, but are not limited to, athletic and health clubs, fitness and wellness clubs and programs, exercise and sport ministries, community recreation centers, facility management, personal trainer, youth sports agencies and organizations, sport and recreational camps, and recreational sports leagues.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Department of Physical Education is to empower all students toward academic excellence, Christian character, and servant leadership.  Our curriculum promotes physical health and wellness, and the integration of sport in society.

Students majoring in Exercise and Sport Leadership will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. In accordance to International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) competencies, students in the Exercise and Sport Leadership major will demonstrate effective communication through oral, written, and electronic means to a variety of audiences such as athletes, teams, coaches, managers, administrators, sport scientists, and recreational exercisers.
  2. In accordance with International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) competencies and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) standards, students in the Exercise & Sport Leadership major will demonstrate basic knowledge in the following domains: general and sport-specific exercise science; biomechanics; anatomy; sports medicine; motor learning, development, and control; coaching sciences (including strength and conditioning); and nutrition.
  3. In accordance with International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) competencies, students in the Exercise & Sport Leadership major will understand and use scientific research tools to measure, assess, and interpret data in order to implement effective interventions for people of all ages who have various conditions and who are in different situations.
  4. In Accordance to North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards, students in the Exercise and Sport Leadership major will demonstrate effective and ethical decision making and problem solving skills in leadership and management roles.
  5. Students in the Exercise & Sport Leadership major will compete favorably with peers for employment and post graduate education.

Major in Exercise & Sport Leadership

The major in Exercise & Sport Leadership consists of 9 hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies core and 50-51 credit hours in exercise science, business, communication, sport management, and physical education. A minor is not required.

 

The Required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 2020Introduction of Physical Education3
PED 3003The Care and Prevention of Injuries3
PED 4012Exercise Physiology4
PED 4024Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities3

 

The required courses in business, communication, exercise science, sport management, and physical education are:

 

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
BSC 2040Human Performance Physiology3
BUS 3010Marketing or3
COM 3033Public Relations3
BUS 3061Business Law I or3
COM 3054Communication Policy3
and three hours from the following courses:
COM 3060, 3063, 3130, 3230, 3320
3
PED 2S75Sport Management Practicum I or1
PED 3S75Sport Management Practicum II or2
PED 2E75Exercise Science Practicum I or 1
PED 3E75Exercise Science Practicum II or 1
PED 3023Teaching Individual and Dual Sports or3
PED 3024Teaching Team Sports3
PED 3033Teaching Health and Personal Fitness3
PED 3043Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports3
PED 3056Exercise and Sport for Special Populations3
PED 3060Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Science3
PED 4010Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
PED 4013Kinesiology/Biomechanics I3
PED 4033Sports Marketing and Public Relations3
PED 4043Athletic Facility and Event Management3
PED 4L85Exercise and Sport Leadership Internship3
PSY 3022Sports Psychology3
PED 2040Human Performance Physiology3
PED 4012Exercise Physiology3
PED 4095Seminar in Exercise and Sport Studies3

* BSC-3110 can also meet this requirement

Physical Education: Grades K–12

A major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 prepares students to help children develop physical abilities and healthy habits that can last for the rest of their lives. Internship experience is required. Students who satisfactorily complete the prescribed program satisfy the State of Florida requirements for teacher certification.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Teacher Education Department is to support and facilitate student success toward academic excellence, Christian character, leadership preparedness, and service commitment.

Students majoring in Physical Education will meet the following three outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. The Physical Education major demonstrates knowledge of the subject matter for Physical Education.
  2. The Physical Education major uses knowledge of the subject taught to deliver instruction.
  3. The Physical Education major demonstrates understanding of theory, standards, and pedagogy of the teaching profession.

Major in Physical Education: Grades K-12

The major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 consists of 12 credit hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies Core, 24 credit hours in physical education; 6 credit hours in methods; and 40 credit hours in Foundational Core and Professional Semester courses from the Department of Teacher Education. A minor is not required.

 

The Required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 2020Introduction of Physical Education3
PED 3003The Care and Prevention of Injuries3
PED 4012Exercise Physiology3
PED 4024Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities3

 

The Required Physical Education courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 3013Motor Learning and Development3
PED 3022Teaching Rhythms and Games for Young Children3
PED 3023Teaching Individual and Dual Sports3
PED 3024Teaching Team Sports3
PED 3033Teaching Health and Personal Fitness3
PED 3043Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports3
PED 3056Exercise and Sport for Special Populations3
PED 4013Kinesiology/Biomechanics I3

 

The required Methods courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDU 3040Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
PED 4030Methods of Teaching Physical Education3

 

The required Foundational Core courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDU 2000Foundations of Education3
EDU 2005Intro to the Education Major0
EDU 2010Life-Span Development3
EDU 3000Instructional Technology3
EDU 3010Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies3
EDU 3020Affirming Diversity3
EDU 3175Practicum I0-1
EDU 3275Practicum II0-1
EDU 4175Practicum III0-1
EDU 4275Practicum IV0
EDX 3000Foundations of Exceptional Student Education3
EDU/X 3050Assessment and Evaluation3
EDU 4070Comprehensive Strategies for ESOL3

 

The required Professional Semester courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDX 4055Classroom and Behavior Management3
EDU 4085Teacher Education Internship10
Sport Management

The Sport Management major combines the study of sports and athletics with the management, marketing, public relations, and finances of the sporting business. It is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in sports-oriented organizations or recreation industries, or who intend to continue graduate studies in areas such as sport business management and sport administration. Sport management students study the role of sports in society, the role of management in sports, how information about sport is communicated, and what it takes to direct sport programs and events. Types of organizations where sport management professionals may work include, but are not limited to, amateur and school sports, amateur and school sport agencies, armed services recreation, sport agent firms, corporate sport marketing departments, youth sport programs, professional sport teams, public and private organizations, and sport camps.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Department of Physical Education is to empower all students toward academic excellence, Christian character, and servant leadership.  Our curriculum promotes physical health and wellness, and the integration of sport in society.

Students majoring in Sport Management will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. In accordance with the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards, students in the Sport Management major will demonstrate effective communication skills via various types of media such as print and electronic/broadcast media, as well as through social media.
  2. In accordance with the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards, students in the Sport Management major will create budgets as well as propose sources of revenue for financing in both the public and private sectors.
  3. In accordance with the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards students in the Sport Management major will demonstrate effective and ethical decision making and problem solving skills in leadership and management roles.
  4. In accordance with the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) standards, students in the Sport Management major will compete favorably with peers for employment and post graduate education.

Major in Sport Management

The major in Sport Management consists of 9 credit hours in the Exercise & Sport Studies Core, 24 credit hours in sport management and physical education, 18 credit hours in business, 9 credit hours in communication. A minor is not required.

 

The required Exercise & Sport Studies Core courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 2020Introduction to Exercise and Sports Studies3
PED 3003The Care and Prevention of Injuries3
PED 4024Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities3

 

The required Sport Management courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 2S75Sport Management Practicum Followership1
PED 3S75Sport Management Practicum Leadership/Management2
PED 3043Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports3
PED 4033Sports Marketing and Public Relations3
PED 4043Athletic Facility and Event Management3
PED 4S85Sport Management Internship3-6*
BUS 3061Business Law I or
COM 3054Communication Policy3
PSY 3022Sports Psychology3
PED 3xxxElectives0-3**

* Students who select a 3 credit hour internship should also select an additional 3 credit hour course in consultation with their advisor.

**Can be 3 coaching courses or any other PED3 xxx-level course

 

The required Business courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
ACC 2051Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 2052Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BUS 2000Introduction to Business3
BUS 3006Principles of Management3
BUS 3010Marketing3
ECO 2001Principles of Economics: Macro or
ECO 2012Contemporary Economics3

 

Students must choose 9 hours of communication courses from the list below. At least 6 hours must be 3000 level or higher; and students must take one course in each production, writing, and theory.

The required Communication courses are:

 

COURSEPREFIX
Production course:COM 2002, 2020, 2040, 2044, 3012
Writing courses:COM 3034, 3060, 3130, 3230, 3320
Theory courses:COM 2031, 3063, 3110, 4000