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The Sport and Exercise Studies program prepares students to work in sport, recreation, health and/or fitness centers. From private clubs to public facilities, trained managers, instructors, and programmers are needed to develop, train, staff, and implement programming to address the wellness needs of the general public or specific clients/populations, in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Exercise science, strength and resistance training, risk management, human nutrition, anatomy, physiology, sport business/marketing, and health and physical education courses blended with the college’s General Education course work will develop the skills necessary to land a managerial or technical position within the sport and fitness field. The Sport and Exercise Studies program offers three majors from which to choose: Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport Management.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in a Sport and Exercise Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Determine a target market for sport and exercise programs using needs-based evidence
  • Use evaluation as a means for continuous improvement of sport and exercise programming
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities
  • Model a lifestyle of physical activity.

The Exercise Science graduate will be able to:

  • Accurately interpret health assessment and risk stratification data
  • Perform industry-standard measures of physical fitness assessments
  • Use assessment-based data, in consultation with client needs and interests, to develop exercise prescriptions
  • Monitor client physiological responses to exercise prescription, redefining appropriate goals as needed
  • Educate clients and community about the benefits of increased physical activity across the life span.

The Physical Education Major graduate will be able to:

  • Coordinate comprehensive sport programming to meet stated institutional goals and objectives
  • Select and evaluate coaching staff and related personnel in a sport setting
  • Secure supplemental funding sources for private and/or public sport programming
  • Demonstrate applicable research skills and technology assisting sport
  • Choose appropriate pedagogical methods for each sport
  • Design and manage physical facilities and equipment to provide a safe, appropriate and cost-neutral facility.

The Sport Management graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skill in planning and administering effective recreational, fitness, wellness and sport activities in the community
  • Assess the potential for behavioral change in each client, creating maximal opportunity for success
  • Demonstrate organizational and administrative leadership in delivery of sport and exercise programs by establishing program direction, a risk management plan, and financial and budgetary stewardship.

Traditional Classes and Online/Distance Learning Choices

The Sport and Exercise Studies program is proud to offer traditional and online/distance learning options for our students. The traditional classroom experience continues to provide students with high quality instruction in a small classroom setting on campus and at our off-campus locations. The Sports and Exercise Studies program also offers distance learning (DL) courses that provide the same high quality learning as traditional instruction, yet with the flexibility of being able to complete course work online.

The online/distance learning option for the Sport Management major requires a student to apply for admittance to the program. Some courses may require face-to-face learning or transfer credits from previous learning. Applicants should contact the Sport and Exercise Studies program coordinator for details on admission.

Students graduating from Columbus State’s Sport and Exercise Studies program can transfer into the following programs to complete bachelor’s degrees via online/distance learning:

  • Wellness and Fitness major at the California University of  Pennsylvania
  • Sport Management or Sport Coaching at the United States  Sports Academy
    Students can inquire about traditional learning program transfers into baccalaureate degree programs as well.

Specific Program Admissions Information

Listed below are additional requirements for admission to Sport and Exercise Studies:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalency
  • Placement into ENGL 1100 Composition I
  • Placement into MATH 1010 Math for Business Applications.

Exercise Science Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1148 College Algebra  4
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts  3
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy  4
HOSP 1153 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle  3
SES 1101 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Studies  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
SES XXXX Physical Education Requirement: (Select 1) 1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1009, (or) 1010 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
SES 2437 Health Promotion  3
SES 2415 Advanced Strength & Resistance Training Concepts  4
SES 2440 Exercise Physiology  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 3 . .
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
SES 2535 Sport Law  3
SES 2426 Athletic Injury Control & First Aid  3
SES 2438 Fitness Concepts Across the Lifespan  3
ENGL 2367 Composition II  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
SES 2441 Kinesiology  4
SES 2442 Exercise Prescription & Quantitative Analysis  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
SES 2950 SES Practicum  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 71

Students should request a plan of study from their faculty advisor.

Physical Education Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1148 College Algebra  4
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts  3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
SES 1327 Individual Sport & Activities  2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy  4
SES 1101 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Studies  3
SES 1328 Team Sport & Activities  2
SES XXXX Physical Education Requirement: (Select 1) 1002, 1004, 1005, 1008, 1009, (or) 1010 1
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Summer Semester . .
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
SES 2680 History of Sport  3
SES 2524 Sport Management Foundations  3
SES 2625 Concepts of Coaching  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
SES 2535 Sport Law  3
SES 2440 Exercise Physiology  4
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
PSY 2200 Educational Psychology  3
SES 2950 SES Practicum  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
HOSP 1153 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle  3
SES 2544 Recreational Administration & Programming in Sport  3
SES 2426 Athletic Injury Control & First Aid  3
ENGL 2367 Composition II  3
SES 2441 Kinesiology  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 73

Students should request a plan of study from their faculty advisor.

Recreation & Leisure Studies Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts  3
ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS .  14
Semester 2 .
SES 1101 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Studies  3
SES 1102 Recreation & Leisure Operations  3
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
HOSP 2273 Casino & Gaming Operations  2
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester .
SES 2524 Sport Management Foundations  3
SES 2535 Sport Law  3
SES 2700 Sport Tourism  3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
HOSP 2294 Special Topics in Hospitality  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 3 .
SES 2710 Sport Finance  3
SES 2720 Facilities Management  3
SES 2730 Security Management Sport & Special Events  3
SES 2950 SES Practicum/Seminar I  2
ENGL 2367 Composition II  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 4 .
SES 2529 Sport and Event Management  3
SES 2534 Sport Marketing  3
HIST XXXX HIST 1111, 1112, 1151, 1152 or 2223  3
HOSP 2226 Event Menu Planning  2
HOSP 2294 Special Topics in Hospitality  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 70

Students should request a plan of study from their faculty advisor.

 

Sport Management Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1010 Mathematics for Business Applications  4
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts  3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved list  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 2 . .
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy  4
SES 1101 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Studies  3
HOSP 1153 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle  3
SES XXXX Physical Education Requirement: (Select 1) 1002, 1004, 1005, 1008, 1009, (or) 1010 1
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
SES 2535 Sport Law  3
SES XXXX Technical Elective  2 - 3
SES 2524 Sport Management Foundations  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12-13
Semester 3 . .
SES 2950 Practicum I  2
SES 2440 Exercise Physiology  4
SES 2544 Recreational Administration & Programming in Sport  3
ENGL 2367 Composition II  3
SES XXXX Technical Elective  2 - 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14-15
Semester 4 . .
SES XXXX Technical Elective  2 - 3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved list  3
SES 2426 Athletic Injury Control & First Aid  3
SES 2535 Sport Marketing  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
. OR .
HOSP 2273 Gaming Operations  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13-14
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 67-70

Students should request a plan of study from their faculty advisor.

Wellness & Health Promotion Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts  3
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1148 College Algebra  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
SES 1101 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Studies  3
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy  4
HOSP 1153 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle  3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Summer Semester . .
SES 2437 Health Promotion  3
SES 2440 Exercise Physiology  4
SES 2740 Dimensions of Wellness  3
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 3 . .
SES 2438 Fitness Concepts across the Lifespan  3
SES 2535 Sport Law  3
SES 2750 Chronological & Physiological Wellness in Humans  3
ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
ENGL 2367 Composition II  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
SES XXXX Physical Education Requirement: (Select one) 1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1009, or 1010  1
SES 2760 Clinical and Corporate Wellness  3
SES 2770 Society and Wellness  3
SES 2950 SES Practicum/Seminar  2
HIST XXXX HIST 1111, 1112, 1151, 1152 or 2223  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 71

Students should request a plan of study from their faculty advisor.

Technical Electives must be selected from the following list of courses:

SES 1327 Individual Sport & Activity  2
SES 1328 Team Sport & Activity  2
SES 2213 Aquatics Management  2
SES 2214 Aerobic & Group Fitness  2
SES 2216 Basics of Golf  2
SES 2217 Tae Kwon Do  2
SES 2222 Tennis  2
SES 2223 Racquetball  2
SES 2233 Outdoor Community Recreation  2
SES 2415 Adv Strength & Resistance Training  4
SES 2437 Health Promotion  3
SES 2438 Fitness Concepts Lifespan  3
SES 2441 Kinesiology  3
SES 2442 Exercise Prescription & Quantitative Analysis  4
SES 2529 Sport & Event Management  3
SES 2548 Adapted Physical Education Programming  3
SES 2625 Concepts of Coaching  3
SES 2680 History Physical Education/Sport  3

GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
GEOG 2240 Economic and Social Geography  3
POLS 1100 American Government  3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3
ECON2200 Microeconomics  3

GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ I: Non-Western/Non-Amer/1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ II: Non-Western/Non-Amer/Since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African American History I:  1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African American History II:  1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

Exercise Specialist Certificate

Specific Program Admissions Information

  •  BIO 1100 or permission of chairperson
COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
SES 1100 Personal Fitness Concepts  3
SES 2440 Exercise Physiology  4
SES 2438 Fitness Concepts Across the Lifespan  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
Semester 2 . .
SES 1101 Introduction Sport & Exercise Studies  3
SES 2441 Kinesiology  4
SES 2415 Advanced Strength & Resistance Training Concepts  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 3 . .
SES 2950 SES Practicum  2
SES 2442 Exercise Prescription & Quantitative Analysis  3
MULT 1030 Responding to Emergencies  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 28