Professor Gil Reeves, Chairperson.
Professors Bobo and Owens; Associate Professors Dornier, Hall, Mason, Meaney, Robert-McComb, and Stuyt; Assistant Professors Arterburn, Drewlinger, Fisher, James, Massey, Roberts, Sherblom, Song, Tacon, and Weekes; Instructors Hogle, Jones-Swann, McKenzie, and Pruss; Visiting Faculty: Anshel and Borchardt; Emeritus Faculty: Wilson.
This department supervises the following degree programs: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with majors in EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES, RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES, Bachelor of Science in HEALTH; Master of Science in PHYSICAL EDUCATION and SPORTS HEALTH. In addition the department provides courses in the personal fitness and wellness program for all students in the University.
The department offers several unique academic programs that prepare individuals for a professional work experience. The teacher preparation emphasis leads to teacher certification when combined with requirements in the College of Education. The athletic training emphasis prepares students for a career in the care and prevention of sport injuries, and the fitness and wellness promotion program prepares people to supervise corporate, hospital and commercial fitness-wellness programs. In addition to classroom experiences, many exciting opportunities are available to students such as teaching and coaching youth sports, working in a park and/or recreation environment, and examining community health and adult wellness problems. Several courses within the department fulfill General Degree Requirements for Individual or Group Behavior.
Personal Fitness and Wellness. To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences requirement of two hours of personal fitness and wellness, students are required to successfully complete, in any order, PF&W 1101, Individual Activities (diet and exercise section) and their choice of either PF&W 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1105. All of these courses are electives for students in other colleges. Students majoring or minoring in exercise and sport sciences should not enroll in personal fitness and wellness classes.
Any student requiring a special adapted physical fitness and wellness program should present a written statement from his or her physician to the departmental office prior to registration. Upon receipt of departmental approval, he or she may register for PF&W 1106 in addition to PF&W 1101 (diet and exercise section).
All courses are laboratory in nature and involve individual instruction and physical activity. Students who pass any course as indicated by a section number may not repeat the same course section number or its sequence number for additional credit, e.g., a course section number is 1103 Team Activities (beginning basketball section). A sequence number is Lab. 301, 302, 303, 304.
Students who participate in intercollegiate athletics may fulfill one credit of the College of Arts and Sciences two-credit PF&W graduation requirement through the credit awarded for intercollegiate participation. The other credit must come from successful completion of PF&W 1101 (diet and exercise section). Students enrolled in other colleges may utilize such credits at the discretion of the college.
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts--Major in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Students majoring in exercise and sport sciences may choose from one of the following tracksteacher preparation or fitness and wellness promotion.
The general academic requirements for the B.S. degree are the same for all tracks as listed in general degree requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences. The minimum number of hours required for the major is 37. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in residence.
Students majoring in exercise and sport sciences must complete the following laboratory sciences or their equivalents: BIOL 1402 or 1403, or CHEM 1305 and 1105 (or a higher number), or PHYS 1303 and 1101 (or a higher number), and ZOOL 2403. Students in pre-allied health fields should consult with the health, exercise and sport sciences, and recreation advisor for information on acceptable substitutions.
Teacher Preparation. Students who desire to major in exercise and sport sciences and teach in the secondary level must complete the following course of study.
Theory Core: ESS 1201, 3301, 3303, 3305, 3314, 4300
Skill Development Core: ESS 2102, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2209, and four hours from ESS 2106, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, 3204
Teacher Preparation Core: ESS 2205, 3100, 3200 (twice) or 3200 and 3307, 3306 or 3302, 3316, 4303, 4306, and 4307
Students preparing for application to teacher certification should complete EDSE 2300 to satisfy the General Education Requirement for Individual and Group Behavior and EDIT 2318 to satisfy the Technology and Applied Science requirement. A 2.5 GPA is required in order to enroll in teacher education courses.
Students who wish to obtain all-level certification in order to qualify to teach physical education at the elementary and secondary levels will follow the program outlined above for secondary certification, and, in addition, will take ESS 3207, 3208, and 3313.
Elementary Specialization: The student who selects exercise and sport sciences as an area of specialization on the elementary level must take the following: ESS 2201, 2301, 3207, 3208, 3303, 3305, 3313, and 4306.
Athletic Training: Students who wish to become athletic trainers in the public schools must be certified to teach and in addition must complete the following courses: ESS 3301, 3302, 3304, 3305, 3306, 4302 (twice), HLTH 3311 or 3325, or F&N 2325 and ZOOL 2403. To qualify for national and Texas examinations, students must have between 1800 and 2700 hours of practical experience under the supervision of a certified trainer.
Teaching Area in Health: Students interested in teaching health in public schools should consult the departmental Academic Advisor for requirements.
In addition to the courses required by the department the student must meet other requirements as outlined by the College of Education.
Fitness and Wellness Promotion. Students who wish to major in exercise and sport sciences and follow the fitness and wellness promotion track must take the following courses: ESS 1201, 2105 (twice), 2209, 3301, 3303, 3305, 3306, 3309, 3310, 3311, 3314, 4300, 4304 (twice), 4308, F&N 1410, plus 6 hours from designated electives.
Exercise and Sport Science--No Specialization: Students who wish to major in exercise and sport sciences but who do not wish to certify to teach or specialize in adult wellness will take ESS 1201, 3303, and 3305 and the skill development courses outlined above. In addition, they must take 24 hours of 3000- and 4000-level exercise and sport sciences courses and select a minor of 18 hours, of which 6 hours must be satisfied with upper-level courses.
Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences: Students seeking a minor in exercise and sport sciences will complete 20 hours of course work as follows: ESS 1201, 3303, 3305; a minimum of 6 hours chosen from ESS 2102, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, and 2209; a minimum of 6 hours from any 3000-4000 exercise and sport sciences courses. Six credit hours of ESS is required in residency.
Bachelor of Science--Major in Health. Students may choose to major in health with an emphasis in school health. Twenty-one hours are required to complete core requirements in the major (HLTH 1300, 1302, 3301, 3302, 3311, 3325, and 4307). The 18 hours remaining to complete the requirements for the major will be selected from electives with HLTH designations. Twelve of these must be at least 3000 level. General degree requirements will be met and a minor is required. Course in the health major or minor may not be used to satisfy the social and behavioral sciences requirement. Teacher certification in health is accomplished by completing requirements stipulated by the College of Education. Students seeking teacher certification should complete EDSE 2300 to fulfill the Individual or Group Behavior requirement and EDIT 2318 to fulfill the Technology and Applied Science general degree requirement. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in residence. Total hours required for the major is 39. The following laboratory science courses are also required for the Health track to fulfill the general education requirements for science and technology: BIOL 1402 or 1403, or CHEM 1305 and 1105 or a higher numbered course, or PHYS 1303 and 1101 or above, and ZOOL 2403.
Minor in Health: A student seeking a minor in health will complete 18 hours of HLTH courses approved by an advisor. Six hours must be completed in residency.
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of ArtsMajor in Recreation and Leisure Services. The department offers a program leading to the B.A. or B.S. degree with a major in recreation and leisure services which qualifies the graduate for positions in various types of recreation programs offered through governmental, private, commercial, voluntary, and therapeutic agencies. The general degree requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree will be met. The minimum number of hours required for the major is 57.
Specialization in Recreation Management: A specialization in recreation management is available within the recreation and leisure services major. Students who wish to specialize in recreation management must take the following courses: RLS 1301, 1302, 2309, 3300, 3301, 3305, 3306, 4308, 4324, and 4600. An additional selection of 24 hours may include the following courses or appropriate substitutions: RLS 3307, 4306, ACCT 2300, ADV 3310, SOC 3324, 3391, MGT 3370 and 3374.
Specialization in Therapeutic Recreation: A specialization in therapeutic recreation is available within the recreation and leisure services major. Students who wish to major in recreation and leisure services and follow the therapeutic recreation program must take the following courses: RLS 1301, 1302, 3301, 3306, 3307, 4306, 4308, 4324, 4601, plus 3 hours from 2309, 3300, 3305, or 3309. An additional 24 hours of designated related courses that provide a solid basis for a career in therapeutic recreation is required. A professional certification in therapeutic recreation is offered through the National Council on Therapeutic Certification. Students desiring more information about the therapeutic recreation specialization and certification requirements should consult with the departmental advisor.
Suggested minors (minimum 18 hours) for recreation and leisure services major are: business administration, computer science, economics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, exercise and sport sciences, family studies, finance, fine arts, food and nutrition, geography, geology, horticulture, human development, journalism, management, marketing, mass communications, psychology, public relations, restaurant, hotel, and institutional management, social welfare, sociology, substance abuse, or wildlife management. Students are advised to choose a minor that is in alignment with the major area of specialization and professional goals.
Minor in Recreation: Students seeking a minor in recreation will complete the following courses: RLS 1301, 1302, 3301, 3306, 4308, and 4324. (18 hours)
Courses in Personal Fitness and Wellness. (PF&W)
1101. Individual Activities (1:0:2). Activities that are generally performed by an individual. These include aerobic dance, golf, jogging, tai chi, walking, weight training, yoga.
1102. Dual Activities (1:0:2). Activities that are generally performed in pairs. These include aikido, jui jitsu, racquetball, tennis.
1103. Team Activities (1:0:2). Activities that are generally performed in teams. These include basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball.
1105. Aquatics (1:0:2). Swimming activities. These include lifeguard training, scuba, water aerobics, beginning and advanced swimming.
1106. Adapted Physical Education (1:0:2). For the student with a temporary or permanent physical impairment. Departmental approval is necessary prior to the first course registration.
NOTE: Students majoring or minoring in exercise and sport sciences should not enroll in the above five courses.
Courses in Exercise and Sport Sciences. (ESS)
1201. Concepts in Exercise and Sport Sciences (2:2:0). An introduction to the professions in exercise and sport sciences including philosophical, historical, and scientific foundations. [PHED 1301]
2102. Track and Field Activities (1:0:2). Skills and knowledge in track and field activities for men and women.
2105. Practicum in Fitness and Wellness (1:0:2). Supervised clinical experience in fitness and sport centers.
2106. Beginning Artistic Gymnastics (1:0:2). Skills and knowledge in gymnastics for men and women.
2107. Court Activities (1:0:2). Skills and knowledge in performance and teaching volleyball and basketball.
2108. Field Activities (1:0:2). Knowledge and skills in performance and teaching soccer and flag football.
2109. Lifetime Activities (1:0:2). Knowledge and skills in performance and teaching golf and tennis.
2110. Field Activities II (1:0:2). Knowledge and skills in performance and teaching of selected field activities.
2111. Lifetime Activities II (1:0:2). Knowledge and skills in performance and teaching of selected lifetime activities including but not limited to rock climbing, hiking, and bowling.
2112. Racquet Activities (1:0:2). Knowledge and skills in performance and teaching racquet activities including but not limited to badminton, pickleball, and squash.
2113. Rhythms and Dance Activities (1:0:2). Skills and knowledge in selected rhythms and dance activities.
2201. Team Sports for Elementary-Age Children (2:1:2). Skills and knowledge in basketball, softball, and volleyball.
2205. Practicum in School-Based Personal Fitness (2:1:2). In this course students will obtain practical experience in teaching in university fitness and wellness classes in preparation for teaching in public schools. The student will learn and apply teaching methods such as the unit plan, lesson plan, and classroom management techniques.
2209. Weight Training, Conditioning, and Aerobic Dance (2:0:4). Principles of weight training, aerobic dance and other methods of conditioning. Emphasis on program planning, development, and implementation.
2301. Field Sports for Elementary-Age Children (3:1:4). Skills and knowledge in soccer, speedball, speed-away, and flag football.
2304. Motor Skill Development for Children (3:3:0). A study of skills and knowledge basic to proper motor learning and development for children, ages 2-8.
3100. Officiating Team Sports (1:1:0). The ethics, rules, and mechanics involved in officiating selected team sports. May be repeated for credit. [PHED 1308]
3200. Coaching of Sports (2:1:2). Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Advanced analysis of selected sports with emphasis on application of mechanical principles, exercises and conditioning training, and organization for competition. May be repeated for credit.
3201. Educational Gymnastics (2:0:4). Skills and knowledge in fundamental movements and gymnastics for elementary-age children.
3204. Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training (2:1:2). Prerequisite: Swimming proficiency. Skills and knowledge in progressive swimming courses, emergency water safety, and lifeguard training; American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Certification is possible. Open to all students.
3207. Rhythms for Children (2:1:2). Creative movement, singing and rhythmic games, folk and square dances for children.
3208. Games for Children (2:1:2). Indoor, low organization, and lead-up games for children.
3301. Biomechanics (3:2:2). Prerequisite: ZOOL 2403 or equivalent. The mechanical analysis of human motion with emphasis on biomechanical principles and techniques.
3302. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ZOOL 2403 or equivalent. An introduction to athletic training and the qualifications and functions of the athletic trainer including emphasis on common athletic injuries.
3303. Motor Learning (3:2:2). A study of the many aspects of learning and performance of motor skills.
3304. Advanced Techniques of Athletic Training (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ESS 3302. Administration of an athletic training program. Includes the use of therapeutic modalities and the advanced care, prevention, and treatment of athletic injuries.
3305. Scientific Bases of Exercise (3:2:2). Prerequisite: ZOOL 2403 or equivalent. A study of the integration of various physiological systems as they function during exercise and training.
3306. First Aid (3:2:2). American Red Cross Standard and Instructors First Aid and Personal Safety course. [PHED 1206]
3307. Gender Issues in Sport (3:3:0). Examination of the ways sport experiences differ for males and females emphasizing historical, social, behavioral, and physiological dimensions. (W S 3307)
3308. Sport in World Cultures (3:3:0). Historical and philosophical aspects of contemporary sport and leisure patterns across cultures, emphasizing the role of sport in society.
3309. Development of Fitness and Wellness Centers (3:3:0). Applied knowledge designed to facilitate the operation and development of fitness centers, emphasizing development of practical skills for successful guidance of consumer and employee fitness centers.
3310. Exercise Testing and Prescription (3:2:2). Prerequisite: Junior standing, and ESS 3305. Physiological theory and its practical application to exercise testing and prescription. Emphasis on hands-on physiological testing.
3311. Human Behavior in Fitness and Wellness Promotion (3:3:0). An introduction to the principles and techniques of motivation, behavior modification, and leadership important in promoting healthy lifestyles.
3313. Motor Skill Development for Children (3:3:0). A study of skills and knowledge basic to proper motor learning and development for children ages 5-14.
3314. Life Span Motor Development (3:3:0). Examines factors that influence human motor development from conception through adulthood. Discusses theoretical perspectives and practical applications of motor development principles throughout the life span.
3316. Principles of School-Based Personal Fitness (3:2:2). Students will learn how to design personal fitness programs and teach others. These concepts and activities are within the context of a wellness lifestyle.
4000. Independent Studies in Exercise and Sport Sciences (V1-3). Prerequisite: Departmental approval. A structured independent study under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours.
4300. Psychological Dimensions of Sport and Exercise (3:2:2). Emphasis on the social and psychological factors pertaining to participation in sport and exercise.
4302. Practicum in Athletic Training (3). Prerequisite: ESS 3302, 3304, or departmental approval. Supervised clinical experience in athletic training. May be repeated once for credit.
4303. Management in Exercise and Sport Sciences (3:3:0). Basic concepts and practices in the operation and management of exercise and sport organizations.
4304. Internship in Fitness and Wellness (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ESS 3310 and senior standing. Provides observational and managerial opportunities in exercise and sport environments. May be repeated for credit.
4306. Adapted Physical Activities (3:3:0). Theory and practice in administering and interpreting screening tests and adapting motor activities to the needs of the disabled.
4307. Evaluation of Physical Performance (3:3:0). A survey of tests used to evaluate status and progress in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.
4308. Seminar in Fitness and Wellness (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Selected topics on commercial and industrial fitness, including legal implications of exercise-related injuries, concepts of wellness, fitness and health, diet, and exercise.
Courses in Health. (HLTH)
1300. Patterns of Healthful Living (3:3:0). A study of patterns of mental, physical, and social development of the individual including relationships of individual and community health. [PHED 1304]
1302. Foundations of Health (3:3:0). Basic knowledge of the health field for persons pursuing a degree in health. Principles of the discipline as well as historical overview will be addressed.
1305. Human Sexuality (3:3:0). Examination of the structural and functional traits of sexuality and how they affect well-being; covers relationships, reproduction, and life-style alternatives. [PSYC 2306] (W S 1305)
1306. Health in the Marketplace (3:3:0). Examines issues concerning selection and utilization of health care services and products including self-care, medical delivery systems, and third party reimbursement. (W S 1306)
1307. Aging and Death (3:3:0). Examines issues surrounding aging process and eventual death of individual. Biological and physical issues will be addressed.
2302. Environmental Health and Awareness (3:3:0). Examines critical issues and relationships affecting biospheric health including personal, community, and international ecology.
2305. Mental Health (3:3:0). Examines mental health from a preventive health viewpoint. Addresses specific behavior modification techniques that can enhance mental health.
3300. Field Experience in Health (3:0:9). Prerequisite: 9 hours of health. Supervised experience in public, community, or private health agency. Students gain experience in the profession by participating in 150 hours of volunteer work.
3301. Epidemiology (3:2:2). Principles and practices in cause, prevention, and control of diseases in school, community, national, and international settings. Includes examination of culture, belief, and values in disease transmission.
3302. Current Trends in Health (3:3:0). An in-depth analysis of current issues which govern the politics, policies, and practices in the health field.
3309. Public Health (3:3:0). Examines organization and administration of public health programming, focusing on health agencies efforts to ensure the public's health. Analyzes impact of international disease on health in the U.S.
3311. Communicable and Chronic Diseases (3:3:0). Examination of etiology of diseases from a body-systems approach, with special emphasis on sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
3312. Health Considerations of Special Populations (3:3:0). A process-oriented course addressing health needs and/or problems of various ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
3313. Health for Preadolescents (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. An in-depth study of health issues relating to children as well as emphasis on behaviors that would affect health for children.
3314. Health for Adolescents (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of health factors that affect the adolescent; social, emotional, and physical factors of health will be addressed.
3325. Health Concerns in Chemical Dependencies (3:3:0). A holistic approach to the nonuse, use, and misuse of substances that alter mood and behavior, focusing on the implications to family relationships and personal health. [PHED 1346]
4300. Individual Studies in Health (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing and departmental approval. An independent study program which allows students to pursue an area of special interest under the guidance of a professor.
4307. Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3:3:0). Principles and applications of planning and implementing health programs in a variety of school and community settings including monitoring techniques.
Courses in Recreation and Leisure Services. (RLS)
1301. Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (3:3:0). Orientation to the field of organized recreation in terms of its history, philosophy, development, community contributions, and career opportunities. [PHED 1336]
1302. Dynamics of Leadership in Recreation (3:3:0). Emphasis on contemporary aspects of recreation leadership which includes leadership requirements, user needs, and the dynamics of organizations. [PHED 1337]
2309. Outdoor Recreation Management (3:3:0). An introduction to the management of the outdoors for recreation. Three major aspects will be emphasized: the resource, the visitor, and services provided.
3300. Industrial Recreation (3:3:0). A study of the growing role of business and industry in providing employee recreation. Major emphasis will be on employee relations, efficiency, and services.
3301. The Process of Recreation Programming (3:3:0). Study of the program planning process of organized recreation and leisure services profession. Emphasis is placed on conceptual and practical bases of the programming process.
3305. Comprehensive Planning of Leisure Resources (3:3:0). Principles and applications of the planning of leisure services . Emphasis on computer-assisted techniques.
3306. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation (3:3:0). Prerequisite: RLS 1301. Introduction to the profession of therapeutic recreation with emphasis placed on philosophy, models, disabling conditions, and issues related to disability and recreation service provision.
3307. Therapeutic Recreation Program Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: RLS 3306. Principles of effective delivery of therapeutic recreation, in both clinical and nonclinical settings; individualized program planning, client assessment, activity analysis, documentation, and evaluation of quality care.
3309. Principles of Therapeutic Riding (3:2:2:). An interdisciplinary overview of therapeutic riding with primary emphasis on the horse as therapy, riders with disabilities, and the intervention process. (ANSC 3309)
4306. Advanced Methods in Therapeutic Recreation (3:3:0). Prerequisite: RLS 3307. In-depth study of therapeutic recreation, emphasizing therapeutic interventions, facilitation techniques, clinical and nonclinical service delivery, efficacy research, and professional issues.
4308. Managing Leisure Service Organizations (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Application of contemporary techniques for the delivery of leisure services. The focus is on modern management techniques and human resources.
4324. Current Trends in Recreation (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing. A study of trends in recreation, specifically related to commercial aspects and tourism.
4600. Internship in Recreation (6). Prerequisite: Departmental approval. An independent and supervised study course providing in service training practice in the field of recreation.
4601. Internship in Therapeutic Recreation (6:6:0).
Prerequisite: RLS 1301, 1302, 3301, 3306, 3307, 4306, and
departmental approval. Supervised experience in therapeutic recreation service provision. Conducted in clinical or nonclinical settings.
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