Undergraduate 2019-2020

Sport and Exercise Science B.S. - Human Performance Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Gary D. Heise, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Location:
Gunter 2620
Telephone:
970.351.1738
Website:
http://www.unco.edu/NHS/ses

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

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

Program Description:

The Human Performance program is designed to provide students quality academic and professional preparation in the scientific study of human movement. The program offers a sound theoretical foundation and practical applications. Graduates will be prepared to work in one or more of the following areas: cardiac rehabilitation, gerontological fitness, fitness and exercise program management, conditioning of athletes, biomechanics, ergonomics, sport and exercise leadership, and /or stress management. The Human Performance program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association education recognition program.

Program Requirements:

  • Prior to registering for SES 492, students must complete all SES prefix courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better, have a current CPR certification, and have consent of the Internship Director. In addition, the SES Internship Request Form must be submitted two weeks before the start of Final Exam week of the PRIOR SEMESTER. This request requires students to secure an internship experience and provide details of the internship site and supervisor.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in all SES prefix courses; the course must be retaken until a "C" or higher is achieved, C minus is not acceptable.

Degree Requirements - 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specific LAC - 8 credits

LAC area 6 - Phyiscal and Life Sciences

CHEM 281Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 281LFundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1

SES 220Anatomical Kinesiology

4

Remaining LAC - 32 credits

See "Liberal Arts Core"

2. Required Major - 56 credits

Take all of the following courses:

BIO 245Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 246Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

SES 123Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science

3

SES 221Weight Training Techniques

1

SES 280Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries

3

SES 322Exercise Physiology I

3

SES 324Exercise Physiology II

3

SES 331Biomechanics

3

SES 333Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity

3

SES 426Motor Control

3

SES 490Exercise Assessment and Programming

3

SES 492Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

6-12


Note: SES 492: Take 12 credits total; can be taken in 6 credit semester blocks.

Choose 12 credits from the following courses:

Minimum of 6 credits must be from these courses:

SES 323Motor Learning and Development

3

SES 405Exercise Programming for Cancer Patients

3

SES 410Cardiac Rehabilitation

3

SES 431Advanced Methods in Biomechanics

3

SES 480Advanced Functional Assessment of Strength and Conditioning

3

Remaining credits may also include:

SES 335Principles of Coaching

3

SES 337Sport for High Performance Athletes

3

SES 424Complementary and Integrative Health

3

SES 436Social Influences on Sport and Exercise Behavior

3

3. University Wide Credits - 24 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree that will typically be 24 credits.