2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport and Exercise Science

Location: Gunter 2590

Telephone: 970.351.2535

Fax: 970.351.1762

Faculty: Robert J. Brustad, Ph.D.; Shannon M. Courtney, M.A.; Scott Douglas, Ph.D.; Dianna P. Gray, Ph.D.; J. Reid Hayward, Ph.D.; Gary D. Heise, Ph.D.; David S. Hydock, Ph.D.; Jani Malkiewicz, M.A.;  Carole M. Schneider, Ph.D.; Linda A. Sharp, B.A., J.D.; Christina Sinclair, Ph.D.; Jeremy D. Smith, Ph.D. Mark A. Smith, Ph.D.; Megan Babkes Stellino, Ed.D.; David K. Stotlar, Ed.D.; James V. Turk, M.S.

Emeritus Faculty: Mary A. Behling, Ph.D.; Robert Blasi, M.A.; Cynthia Carlisle, Ed.D.; Carolyn A. Cody, Ph.D.; Carolyn Ann Dennehy, Ph.D.; Margaret E. Everett, M.A.; Jean A. Hedberg, M.A.; William C. Heiss, Jr., M.A.; Nancy Hinrichs, M.A.; Christy A. Howard, M.S.; Virgil Y. Lindahl, M.A.; Theresa M. Malumphy, Ph.D.; Harold L. McKain, Jr., Ph.D.; Robert A. Montgomery, Ed.D.; Melissa A. Parker, Ph.D.; D. Allen Phillips, Ed.D.; Tim B. Ramsey, M.A.; Bobby H. Rollins, M.A.; George H. Sage, Ed.D.; Doris C. Steffy, M.A.; Jim Stiehl, Ph.D.; Nancy Van Anne, Ph.D.; Thurman Wright, D.P.E.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix ):

Program(s) Offered:

Athletic Training B.S.

Sport and Exercise Science B.S.

Exercise Science Emphasis

Physical Education Liberal Studies Emphasis

Physical Education K-12 Teaching Emphasis

Sport and Exercise Science: Coaching Minor 

Sport and Exercise Science: Physical Education (K-12) Teaching Minor

Sport and Exercise Science: Youth Development Minor

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has a long and distinguished history of preparing individuals to assume leadership roles in sport and physical activity settings, and subscribes to the philosophy that physical activity and sport contribute to the overall quality of life. To this end, the School offers a variety of majors that provide students with the necessary coursework and experience to serve as a foundation for careers in the professions of athletic training, physical education teaching, sports coaching, and exercise science. Physical Education K-12 Teaching prepares students for instructional careers in school and non-school based settings. Students who pursue an emphasis in exercise science will be prepared for career opportunities in cardiac and cancer rehabilitation, personal training, and can take the pre-requisites to pursue a graduate degree in Physical Therapy after graduation. Specific majors and minors include:

Undergraduate majors:

  • B.S. in Athletic Training (clinical program)

  • B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science with emphasis areas in the following:

    • Physical Education K-12 (Teaching)

    • Physical Education Liberal Studies (non-teaching)

    • Exercise Science


  •  Coaching
  • Physical Education K-12 teaching (must be enrolled in a teaching major)

  • Youth Development

The undergraduate curriculum is comprised of both required and elective courses that provide opportunities for developing expertise in understanding human movement from early childhood through adulthood. Courses provide a scientific basis for the study of physical activity, emphasizing theoretical and practical approaches to the development and improvement of human performance. Each emphasis provides classroom, field, laboratory and supervised practical experiences.