DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJORS
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science (SES) offers two degree programs: a bachelor of arts in Sport Management and a bachelor of arts in Athletic Training.
The Sport Management curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in any of the following settings: corporate fitness programs, fitness clubs, facility management, private sport clubs, school/college varsity athletics, sports business, sport governing bodies, YMCA/YWCA and professional sport franchises. Sport Management majors must have the program director’s consent to be eligible to take the required course Sport Management Internship (16-480). Information regarding the consent process is available from the program director.
The Athletic Training curriculum is accredited by CAAHEP. It is designed to prepare students for the following type of employment settings: sports medicine clinics, educational environments, fitness centers and professional sport franchises. Successful completion of this program allows students to sit for the certifying exam conducted by the Board of Certification. Transfer students need 6 semesters and 1 summer session, or 7 semesters to complete necessary coursework. Students pursuing the Athletic Training major MUST apply and BE ACCEPTED to the program. Students may apply to the program if they have a 2.50 cumulative GPA, meet technical standards, and have successfully completed the following courses: First Aid and Adult CPR (16-171), Introduction to Athletic Training (16-250), Athletic Taping Lab (16-251) and Human Anatomy (16-196) (or equivalent). The application and academic requirements of the program can be found in the Athletic Training Education Program Manual, which is available from the program director or Lewis University website (www.lewisu.edu).