The Texas Tech Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences is committed to providing excellence in teaching, research, and service. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty lead the way in offering the highest quality educational experience to intelligent, motivated students. The academic programs prepare individuals for professional careers, advanced graduate study, and entry into allied health programs. The department offers four concentrations within the Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Sciences, each designed to fit students' academic and professional ambitions.
• Exercise & Health Promotion:
Students majoring in Exercise and Sports Sciences seeking careers in commercial, corporate, or clinical exercise settings should complete the Exercise & Health Promotion (EHPT) track. The knowledge, abilities, and skills gained in this track prepare students to pursue nationally recognized certifications, such as those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and other professional fitness organizations.
• Exercise Science:
The Exercise Science (EST) track provides students an opportunity for concentrated study in the specific foundations of exercise and physical activity. Students are prepared for advanced graduate study in biomechanical, physiological, and psychological aspects of exercise. Students pursuing entry into allied health programs may select this track.
• Physical Education / Teacher Education:
Students majoring in Exercise and Sport Sciences pursue teacher certification through the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) track. The certification program prepares students to teach in the EC-12 grade levels. Students must also complete a minor in education.
• Sport Studies:
The Sport Studies (SST) track provides for the study of interdisciplinary ideas, concepts, and issues related to sport and physical activity from social and cultural perspectives. Upon graduation, students may pursue management and / or coaching opportunities in youth, intercollegiate, or professional sports.
Students who wish to become athletic trainers must contact the Athletic Training Program in the Texas Tech Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Students must be accepted into the student athletic training program and complete a non-credit internship of at least 1800 hours over a three-year period. The program also requires coursework in therapeutic exercise modalities. After satisfactory completion of these requirements, students will be qualified to take the Texas Athletic Training Licensure Examination. Current and former athletic training students have enjoyed internships with NFL and MLB teams and have experience in major bowl football games and collegiate championships. Click here to learn more about becoming an athletic trainer at Texas Tech.
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