Department of Physical Education, Sport & Human Performance ,  216 West Center, Rock Hill, SC  29733 •  803/323-2123  •  803/323-2124 (Fax)       

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About the Department

The Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance is an active member of the Richard W. Riley College of Education and is housed primarily in the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Center.  The department has four Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree programs in athletic training , exercise science, physical education teacher education, and sport management, one graduate degree program in physical education,  two minors in coaching and health, a basic instruction program for the campus community, and a number of service courses for other programs in the COE.  The Sport Management Degree program is offered in conjunction with the College of Business Administration.  In addition, the department oversees the Winthrop Outdoor Education Center.

Athletic Training

Students who graduate with a BS in Athletic Training are eligible to challenge the national exam in athletic training.  Students who pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination will be Certified Athletic Trainers.  Students in enrolled in the athletic training major complete a series of clinical experiences in collegiate, high school or clinical settings.  The athletic training degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  If you would like additional information, click on the link above.

Exercise Science

Exercise science degree program offers students a variety of career options.  Students can elect to pursue their interest in the areas of personal training, managing fitness centers, working in public/private wellness programs, serving as strength and conditioning specialists, or continuing their education at the graduate level.  The exercise science degree program will allow students to meet specific course and program requirements for advance study in physical therapy, physiology, exercise science and other health related degree programs.  After students complete their required core classes in exercise science, they select classes that will meet their long term career goals.  This program provides students the opportunity to design a course of study that fits their needs and interest while still mastering the core disciplinary knowledge in exercise science.  This program will be seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) IN 2011-2012. If you would like additional information, click on the link above.

 

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

Students completing the required course work for a BS in Physical Education can seek certification as a k-12 physical education teacher.  Students participate in a series of sequential and progressive teaching experiences with children beginning in their freshmen year and ending with a 14 week full time internship at the elementary and secondary levels during their senior year.  Over the last five years, the department has 100% placement rate for students graduating from the PETE program.  The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).  If you would like additional information, click on the link above.

Sport Management

The Sport Management program is an interdisciplinary degree program in conjunction with the College of Business Administration.  Students enrolled in the sport management degree program have a number of career options including marketing and promotions, corporate sales, ticketing and finance, sporting goods sales, event management, compliance director, and athletic business major to name a few.  Students complete a full time internship at the end of the program.  Since the internship is a 40 hour a week experience over 14 weeks, students can pursue their area of interest in sport management at the national level.  The program is fully accredited by the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM). If you would like additional information, click on the link above.

Master of Science in Physical Education

The MS in Physical Education provides graduate students with two options.  Graduate students can elect to pursue either the health or the athletic administration concentration.  Both options require 36 hours of graduate course work in the program with 15 of those credits in a research and discipline core study.  In the health concentration, students can elect either the thesis (6 credits) or research project (3 credits) option.  The athletic administration concentration requires a three credit practicum in athletic administration along with a research project. If you would like additional information, click on the link above.

Minors

Coaching – The department offers a minor in coaching available to any full time student.  Students seeking a minor in coaching must complete 17 credit hours which must include ATRN 152 – Foundations of Athletic Training (3), PHED 242 – Motor Learning (3), PHED 267 – Weight Training (1), PHED 361 – First Aid and CPR (1), and/or PHED 465 – Strength and Conditioning Certification (2) or PHED 548 – Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3).  The additional 6 or 7 required credit hours will  include a one credit coaching practicum and additional coursework selected from an approved list. For complete details on the coaching minor, consult your catalog.

Health – The department offers a minor in health available to any full-time students.  Students seeking a minor in health must complete 19 credit hours to include 9 hours from HLTH 500 – Contemporary Health Problems, HLTH  501 – Substance Abuse Education, HLTH 506 – Human Sexuality and HLTH 507 – Women’s Health Issues; and 10 additional hours selected from the approved list.  For complete details on the health minor, consult your catalog.  All health minors mush have an advisor form the Department of Health and Physical Education.  Dr. Shelley Hamill currently advises all individuals seeking a health minor.

 


 

 

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