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Sport Science Admission

Students may apply for admission twice a year. Submit an application by February 1 for fall semester admission or September 21 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.

Exercise Science Emphasis

Language Arts and Communication (12 hours)

*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

Humanities/Social Sciences (12 hours)

PHIL 160 Introduction to Ethics (3) or
PHIL 677 Medical Ethics: Professional Responsibilities (3)
3
*PSYC 104 General Psychology 3
*SOC 104 Elements of Sociology 3
1 course from the humanities and social sciences principal course list 3

Science and Mathematics (42-43 hours)

*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
BIOL 247 Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory 2
CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I 5
PHSX 114 College Physics I 4
*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

Sport Science General Core (6 hours)

*HSES 244 The History and Foundations of Physical Education 3
*HSES 269 Introduction to Exercise Science 3

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 330 Principles of Nutrition and Health 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 470 Introduction to Biomechanics
3
HSES 472 Exercise Physiology
3
HSES 473 Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques 3
HSES 674 Exercise Biochemistry 3
BIOL 200 Basic Microbiology (3) or
BIOL 416 Cell Structure and Function (3)
3
BIOL 203 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (2) or
BIOL 426 Laboratory in Cell Biology (3) or
BIOL 430 Laboratory in Molecular Biology (3)
2-3
CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
PHSX 115 College Physics II 4
HSES 580 Internship in Exercise Science 12

Sport Management Emphasis

Language Arts and Communication (12 hours)

*ENGL 101 Composition (or exemption) 3
*ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing (3) or
ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English (3)
3
ENGL elective (ENGL 203, ENGL 205, ENGL 209, ENGL 210, or ENGL 211) 3
*COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication (3) or
COMS 150 Personal Communication (3) or
COMS 230 Fundamentals of Debate (3)
3

Behavioral Science (3 hours). *1 course required for admission:

PSYC 104 General Psychology (3) or
SOC 104 Elements of Sociology (3)
3

Social Sciences and Humanities (9-10 hours)

*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
Elective from the humanities and social sciences principal course list 3

Science and Mathematics (17-18 hours)

*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

Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (9 hours)

*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 Electives (9-10 hours)

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

Major Requirements and Internship (46 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 482 Drugs in Society 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
2 upper-division electives 6
HSES 499 Internship in Sport Management 15

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