Sep 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness


Professor Killman, Chairperson; Associate Professors Korgaokar, Smith; Assistant Professors Richards, Mann; Lecturers Elmore, Severt, Turnbow; Senior Instructor Smith; Instructor Westrick

The Department of Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness is a multi-faceted department for students who have interest in service-related professions in the fields of exercise, health, wellness and sport. At the undergraduate level students prepare for professions in teaching, coaching, fitness, exercise physiology, sport medicine, sport administration, and rehabilitation. Some careers start immediately after the B.S. degree, but many require advanced degrees and licenses or certifications. All students participate in field experience and/or intern opportunities to enhance learning.

Examples of what one can do with a degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness include:

Teach physical education, health and/or lifetime wellness in public and private schools,

Become an athletic director at various levels,

Work in an athletic facility, for a sports program or team,

Work in corporate fitness, medical facilities or the private sector,

Be a gym owner or health club manager,

Work in recreation and leisure venues,

Be a health and wellness coach,

Become a strength and conditioning coach,

Pursue an advanced educational degree, and license/certification to be a physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician’s assistant, exercise physiologist or athletic trainer.

Students who major in Exercise Science are expected to exhibit a health enhancing level of physical fitness. All majors must take and satisfy minimum requirements of the departmental physical fitness assessment. Students who are enrolled in 12 hours or more per semester must take the fitness assessment once per academic year. Students who study part-time (less than 12 hours) are not required to take the fitness test while they are a part-time student.

Students interested in attending professional school are encouraged to declare a Career Track  in order to receive additional advising and support, including but limited to guidance on meeting the pre-requisites of their desired professional program. Career Tracks  are available in Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Physician Assistant. Within this major, a concentration in pre-athletic training is suggested for students who are interested in obtaining a master’s degree in athletic training upon completion of their bachelor’s degree at TTU. A concentration in pre-occupational therapy is suggested for students who are interested in obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree in occupational therapy upon completion of their bachelor’s degree at TTU. A concentration in pre-physical therapy is suggested for students who are interested in obtaining a doctoral degree in physical therapy upon completion of their bachelor’s degree at TTU. A concentration in pre-physician assistant is suggested for students who are interested in obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree in physician assistant studies, or a related program which enables them to become licensed as a physician assistant, upon completion of their bachelor’s degree at TTU. No particular degree is required to enter any of the above professional graduate programs, however, pre-requisite courses must be completed to be a competitive applicant.

Programs

Bachelor of Science

Other Programs