2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sports Science, BSEd

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Program Description:

Sports Science Concentration

The Sports Science concentration will incorporate both classroom and supervised practical experiences to prepare undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work as professionals in the health and fitness industry. Candidates who compete this program will be eligible to apply for the ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor certification.

Entry-level health and fitness professionals will be skilled in evaluating health behaviors, risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, developing and implementing safe and effective exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. Health and fitness professionals can perform these activities in commercial, university, corporate, or community settings where their clients participate in health promotion, fitness, and sports performance activities.

Admission Requirements:

Students are eligible to apply to the program once they have completed at least 30 semester credit hours and have earned a 2.5 or better GPA at Wright State.  The application form for the Sports Science program can be found on the program’s web page .  In addition to an application, the program requires an interview and two recommendation forms (also provided on the program’s web site).

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours

Element 1 Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2 Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3 Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4 Arts / Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5 Social Science: 6 Hours

Element 6 Natural Science: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Curriculum Content: 82 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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