Sport Science

Sport Science Admission

Students may apply for admission twice a year. Submit an application by February 4 for fall semester admission or September 19 for spring semester admission.

Sport Science Program

The sport science option prepares students for careers in therapeutic sport- and fitness-related settings. Graduates are prepared to work in fitness, wellness, or rehabilitation programs, as sport and fitness management professionals, or to enter graduate study in physical therapy and exercise physiology.

In addition to general education requirements, students complete major requirements in 1 of 2 emphases: exercise science or sport management. The exercise science emphasis includes all prerequisites for admission to the physical therapy program at KU Medical Center. It also provides a strong scientific core necessary for careers in cardiac rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. The sport management emphasis includes HSES courses and an 18-hour business minor. During the last semester, exercise science students must complete 12 hours of internship (30 hours a week for 16 weeks), and sport management students must complete 15 hours of internship (40 hours a week for 16 weeks). Internships must be completed at approved sites within a 50-mile radius of Lawrence. Students who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade-point average may petition to intern at an approved site beyond the 50-mile radius. All course work must be completed before the internship can be approved. A 2.75 cumulative grade-point average is required to apply for the internship and to graduate. General regulations of the school and university must be met.

Program Requirements

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are required for admission. A grade of C or higher is required in ENGL, MATH, and COMS courses. This means that a C- does not count.

Exercise Science Emphasis

Admission Requirements

ENGL 101 Composition (or exemption) 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
ENGL elective
3
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication (3) or
COMS 150 Personal Communication (3) or
COMS 230 Fundamentals of Debate (3)
3
PSYC 104 General Psychology 3
SOC 104 Elements of Sociology 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology (3) and *BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1) or
BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
4
BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 3
BIOL 241 Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory 2
BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology 3
MATH 101 Algebra (3) and MATH 103 Trigonometry (2) or
MATH 104 Precalculus Mathematics (5) or
MATH 115 Calculus I (3) or
MATH 121 Calculus I (5)
3-5
HSES 244 The History and Foundations of Physical Education 3
*HSES 269 Introduction to Exercise Science 3

General Education Requirements (39 hours)

ENGL Elective (200+ level) 3 3
PHIL 160 Introduction to Ethics or PHIL 677 Medical Ethics (3) 3
Humanities/Social Science Principal Course (3) 3
BIOL 241 Human Anatomy Observation Lab (2) 2
BIOL 247 Principles of Human Physiology Lab (2) 2
HSES 330 Principles of Nutrition and Health (3) 3
CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I 5
CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
PHSX 114 College Physics I 4
PHSX 115 College Physics II 4
BIOL 200 Basic Microbiology (3) 3
BIOL 203 Basic Microbiology Lab (2) 2

Major Requirements and Internship (49 hours)

HSES 305 Procedures and Techniques for Physical Fitness Training 3
HSES 310 Research and Data Analysis in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences 3
HSES 350 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HSES 369 Kinesiology 3
HSES 480 Physical Activity and Exercise Management: Individuals with Disabilities 3
HSES 488 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
HSES 670 Introduction to Biomechanics 3
HSES 672 Exercise Physiology 3
HSES 673 clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques 3
HSES 674 Exercise Biochemistry 3
Required Elective Course (Choose from: BIOL 600, BIOL 601, CHEM 622, CHEM 624, CHEM 625, CHEM 626, CHEM 627, HSES 300+level, ABSC 160, ABSC 342, PSYC 333, or PSYC 350) 3
Second Required Elective Course (Choose from: BIOL 600, BIOL 601, CHEM 622, CHEM 624, CHEM 625, CHEM 626, CHEM 627, HSES 300+level, ABSC 160, ABSC 342, PSYC 333, or PSYC 350) 3
300+level, ABSC 160, ABSC 342, PSYC 333, or PSYC 350) 3
HSES 580 Internship in Exercise Science 15

Sport Management Emphasis

Admission Requirements

ENGL 101 Composition (or exemption) 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing (3) or
ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English (3)
3
*COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication (3) or
COMS 150 Personal Communication (3) or
COMS 230 Fundamentals of Debate (3)
3
PSYC 104 General Psychology (3) or
SOC 104 Elements of Sociology (3)
3
ECON 104 Introductory Economics (4) or
ECON 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or
ECON 144 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
3-4
PHIL 160 Introduction to Ethics
3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory 1
*BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 3
BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology 3
1 course with lab from the natural sciences (earth or physical science) principal course list 4-5
MATH 101 Algebra or a MATH course higher than MATH 101
(excluding MATH 103, MATH 109, MATH 110. This credit-hour requirement varies due to placement in math.)
3
HSES 244 The History and Foundations of Physical Education 3
HSES 260 Personal and Community Health 3
HSES 289 Introduction to Sport Management 3

General Education Requirements

ENGL Elective (Choose 203, 205, 209, 210 or 211) (3) 3
Social Science or Humanities Elective (3) 3
Natural Science (Earth or Physical Science with lab) (4-5) 4-5
Upper Division Elective
Upper Division Elective
HSES 482 or Elective
Electives (9-10 hours) 9-10

Major Requirements and Internship (37 hours)

HSES 380 Sociology of Sport 3
HSES 381 Sport Ethics 3
HSES 382 Sport Facilities and Event Management 3
HSES 384 Sport Law 3
HSES 483 Sport Finance and Economics 3
HSES 486 Sport Marketing 3
HSES 487 Personnel Management in Sport 3
HSES 488 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
HSES 499 Internship in Sport Management 15

Business Minor (18-19 hours)

ACCT 205 Survey of Accounting (3) 3
DSCI 305 Survey of Decision Making in Business 3
FIN 305 Survey of Finance (3)  3
IST 205 Survey of Information Systems 3
MGMT 305 Survey of Management 3
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing (3) 3

Contact Info

Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences

Robinson Center
1301 Sunnyside Ave., Room 104
Lawrence, KS 66045-7520
785-864-3371
http://www.soe.ku.edu/hses/
Joseph Weir, Chair
785-864-3371
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