Exercise and Sport Science is an intellectual and physical discipline that prepares students for a deeper understanding of physical activity, specifically, exercise and sport. The discipline derives its knowledge base from experiencing physical activity, studying the theoretical bases of physical activity, and experiencing professional practice centered in physical activity.
To earn a degree, students must complete the curriculum and meet other requirements for a degree listed in the academic policy section of this catalog.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Exercise and Health Promotions emphasis
Prepares students for careers in fitness or clinical settings working with health, diseased, and injured populations.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Pre-Nursing emphasis
Equips students with prerequisite requirements to apply for nursing programs.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis
Equips students with prerequisite requirements to apply for physical therapy programs.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Pre-Occupational Therapy emphasis
Equips students with prerequisite requirements to apply for occupational therapy programs.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Athletic Training emphasis
Equips students with prerequisite requirements for specialized programs in athletic training.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Sport and Exercise Psychology emphasis
Equips students with prerequisite requirements for graduate counseling programs.
Athletic Training Licensure
The athletic training licensing program meets the requirements of the Texas Department of Health for state licensing. Admission to the program is based on the following criteria.
Students completing this program will be certified only in the state of Texas. Students interested in national certification should refer to the Exercise Science section of this catalog.
Athletic Training Emphasis Fast Track
The university has an affiliation with the Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) School of Health Professions (SHP) that provides outstanding athletic training students an opportunity to complete a bachelor's and a master’s degree in five years. Upon completion of the 109 hour program of study, students apply for provisional admission to the TTUHSC SHP Master of Athletic Training Program. Students admitted to the graduate program may transfer the necessary elective hours back to the LCU to fulfill requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree. Important Note: Students admitted provisionally at TTUHSC SHP are not eligible for federal aid until the B.S. degree is complete. For more information, contact SHP Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, 806.743.3220 or email@example.com. Students successfully completing both programs would be eligible to sit for the examination for state licensing and the examination for national certification as an athletic trainer. Specific requirements for Athletic Training Emphasis/Fast-Track are as follows.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Prepares students to take the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) in All-level Physical Education and in All-level Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility. Students must meet requirements of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, the Educator Certification Program and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
Prepares students for careers in the financial, business, and marketing side of athletics and fitness including promotion, advertising, merchandising, and distribution.
Minor in Exercise and Sport Sciences
Minor in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Minor in Sport Management