Sport and Exercise Science B.S. – Physical Education Liberal Studies Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Melissa A. Parker, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Location: Gunter 2590

Telephone: 970.351.2535

Website: http://www.unco.edu/NHS/ses

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Required Minor Credits
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Physical Education and sport have become diverse fields with multiple career opportunities. This emphasis combined with an appropriate minor enables students to combine sport and physical education interests with another discipline in preparation for the continually changing world of sport. Students who select this emphasis are not eligible for teacher licensure in Sport and Exercise Science.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Academic Good Standing
  • A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for transfer and change of major students to declare this program.

Program Requirements:

A grade of “C” or higher is mandatory in all SES prefix courses, C minus is not acceptable. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 overall and a 2.7 in the major.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. LAC — 40 credits

2. Required Major — 39-40 credits

Take all of the following courses:

EDFE 110Application for Initial Admission to PTEP

0

SES 170Introduction to Field Based Experience

1

SES 220Anatomical Kinesiology

4

SES 266Introduction to Physical Education as a Profession

3

SES 322Exercise Physiology I

3

SES 323Motor Learning and Development

3

SES 331Biomechanics

3

SES 338Teaching Diverse Populations

3

SES 436Social Influences on Sport and Exercise Behavior

3

SES 461Administration and Law

3

Choose eight credits of the following courses:

SES 134Self Defense

1

SES 200Weight Training and Conditioning

1

SES 243Outdoor and Adventure Programming

3

Students must select three additional physical activity courses (3) (Advisor approval required.)

Choose one of the following courses:

SES 125Hiking

1

SES 127Cross-Country Skiing

1

SES 128Cycling

1

SES 130Kayaking

1

SES 131Orienteering

1

SES 135Rock Climbing

1

SES 140Geocaching

1

Choose one of the following courses:

SES 111Bowling

1

SES 113Fly Fishing/Trap Shooting

1

SES 114Golf

1

Choose one of the following courses:

SES 118Swimming

1

SES 120Lifeguard Training

2

SES 133Scuba Diving

1

SES 152Swimming Conditioning

1

Choose two of the following courses:

SES 100Basketball

1

SES 102Soccer

1

SES 103Softball

1

SES 104Volleyball

1

SES 110Badminton

1

3. Required Minor — 18 credits

With advisor approval, students must complete a minor (or second major) in a subject area related to physical education.

4. University-Wide Credits — 22-23 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree that will typically be 22-23 credits.