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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise, Sport and Health Education, B.S.



 

Exercise, Sport and Health Education Major


All Exercise, Sport and Health Education (ESHE) majors must complete the core requirements in each area listed below. Refer to the ESHE concentration/option or major to determine exact requirements.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


(See here .)

Majors are required to take the following courses and are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements:

Concentration


Majors must choose one of the four concentrations shown below. These hours include any required field-work hours.

Other Requirements and Electives


Students should consult with their academic advisor when selecting other requirements and electives to complete the necessary credit hours for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)


The major GPA is calculated using all ESHE, HLTH and NUTR courses. The sports medicine major GPA also includes BIOL 310  and BIOL 311 .

Concentrations


Sports Administration Concentration


Sport Administration Concentration (60 credits)


This area of study is designed for students interested in working in leadership positions within the fitness and/or sport industry. The Sport Administration concentration provides coursework and experiences related to the management and administration of athletics, coaching, and organizations within the sport industry.

Interdisciplinary/Cognates (15 - 16 credits) Choose One:

Select 15 hours from the following interdisciplinary courses (please note that some courses will have prerequisites):

Note(s):

**Minors are encouraged in: Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies.

Coaching Management (15 - 16 credits)

Select from the following courses (please note that some courses will have prerequisites):

Professional Fieldwork (6-13 credits)

Required of all majors in the Sport Administration Concentration

Electives

Students should consult their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)

A 2.5 cumulative, and in major, grade point average is required for fieldwork and graduation for this concentration. Refer to the fieldwork manual for additional information and requirements for fieldwork. All required ESHE and HLTH prefix courses that are offered for either 3 or 4 hours credit at the 300 and 400-course levels require a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 excluding 3 hour activity based courses.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

Allied Health Sciences Concentration


This area of study is designed for students interested in advanced degree programs in the allied health field: physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, chiropractic medicine or other allied health disciplines. Students will be required to achieve and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA to take 300- and 400-level ESHE/HLTH courses in the Allied Health Sciences Concentration. Program admission is competitive and requires an application for upper division. Students should see the allied health sciences website (http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/hhp/academics/majors/sports-medicine.html) for specific admittance and standards. This option also requires a  fieldwork experience.

Note(s):

*Must have a 3.00 overall grade point average to enroll in the course

Choose 16 credits from the approved list:

 Courses cannot be used to satisfy more than one requirement.

Professional Fieldwork (3 credits)


Required for Students in Allied Health Sciences Concentration

Electives


Students should consult their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)


A 2.5 cumulative, and in major, grade point average is required for fieldwork and graduation for this concentration. Refer to the fieldwork manual for additional information and requirements for fieldwork. All required ESHE and HLTH prefix courses that are offered for either 3 or 4 hours credit at the 300 and 400-course levels require a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 excluding 3 hour activity-based courses.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120


Health and Exercise Science Concentration


The Health and Exercise Science Concentration allows students to couple their interest in Exercise and or Health Promotion with coursework in leadership. The program is highly customizable and allows students to pursue graduate school or employment as exercise physiologists, health educators, or human performance specialists.

Cognate Options

Students must complete two of the four cognate options below.  One of the cognates completed must be either the Fitness, Strength and Condidtioning or the Health Promotion option.

Cognate Option One (24 credits)

Students must select one of the following two cognates:

Fitness, Strength, and Conditioning

Cognate Option Two (24 credits)

Cognate Option Three (24 credits)

Cognate Option Four (24 credits)

Leadership

Required Courses (3 credits)

Electives

Students should consult their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)

A 2.5 cumulative, and in major, grade point average is required for fieldwork and graduation for this concentration. Refer to the fieldwork manual for additional information and requirements for fieldwork. All required ESHE and HLTH prefix courses that are offered for either 3 or 4 hours credit at the 300 and 400-course levels require a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 excluding 3 hour activity based courses.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

Physical and Health Education Teaching Concentration


This program of study prepares students to teach physical education and health education to young people in grades K-12. Students in this program earn a BS degree and a license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. To be admitted to the Professional Education Program, a student must meet minimum requirements for admission. Graduates obtain positions as teachers of physical and health education in schools and/or directors of community-based physical activity programs for youth. (See teacher education program in College of Education and Human Development  admissions requirements).

Professional Education Requirements (18 credits)


In addition to the Foundation Courses listed above, 18 additional hours of courses in the College of Education and Human Development are required for licensure to teach in the State of Virginia.

Choose one option below:


Electives


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 122 hours required for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)


A 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.5 major GPA are required for admission to the teacher education program and student teaching. See the teacher education admission requirements and procedures.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 122


Driver's Education Add-On Endorsement


A Driver’s Education add-on endorsement can be received upon completion of HLTH 410  and HLTH 412  if the candidate is licensed in Secondary or K-12.