2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport and Exercise Science (B.S.)


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College of Education and Human Performance
Department of Educational and Human Sciences,

Education Building, Room: 209
http://education.ucf.edu/sportexscience
Email: SESadvising@ucf.edu

Dr. David Fukuda, David.Fukuda@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-0623

The Sport and Exercise Science B.S. program offers students the option of two tracks, Coaching and Human Performance, offered at the Orlando campus. The Coaching track is appropriate for students interested in coaching at all levels of competition, in a variety of sports, including strength and conditioning. Students are provided with a combination of course content as well as practical field and laboratory experiences. The Coaching Track includes coursework leading to partial fulfillment of the Athletic Coaching Endorsement. Full eligibility for the endorsement may require additional criteria outlined by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). For further information regarding the Athletic Coaching Endorsement, visit http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/ The Human Performance track is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in sport science, health promotion, medicine, wellness, sports medicine, and allied health (i.e. physical therapy, occupational therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation). Students who may be continuing on to graduate school in a clinical or medical area should consider pre-requisites for graduate school when choosing certain classes. Students are advised to check the Graduate Program’s website for updated information, as well as the Undergraduate Catalog for appropriate General Education courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education Requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Complete program prerequisite courses prior to admission to the major and upper level courses.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule requirement
  • Meet the Foreign Language Admission requirement

Degree Requirements

  • Students should consult with an advisor on a regular basis.
  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should see an advisor prior to selecting this major, and at least every semester thereafter.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course and maintain an overall GPA of at least a 2.5.
  • All pre-requisites for courses taught within the Sport and Exercise Science program will be enforced and a required grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be reflected on the degree audit.
  • Students must meet with their advisor prior to enrollment in Sport and Exercise Science Practicum to complete the departmental application and approval process.

General Education Program (GEP) (37 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.
See Transfer Notes for possible substitutes for the following course.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (22 Credit Hours)


A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (24 Credit Hours)


  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.
  • Select one of the following tracks

Track 1 - Coaching (24 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (34 Credit Hours)


Students have the opportunity to add learning experiences by earning a double major or minor. In addition, many students will use these electives to take the required courses necessary for graduate studies, for example in medicine, physical therapy and other allied health graduate programs.

Courses are required to be 2000 level or higher.

Courses completed and already used to satisfy General Education Program, Basic Level, Advanced Level and selected Track requirements may not be used to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Sport and Exercise Science students must select 18 credits of preferred elective courses OR PET 4926 - Sport and Exercise Science Practicum  (9 hrs) AND 9 credits of preferred elective courses.

If students choose to complete Practicum as part of their restricted electives, it must be done during the final semester of the program. Students may choose to complete a Practicum in an area that is specific to their desired career goals. In order to be placed into practicum, students will need to have a 2.75 GPA.

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Select preferred electives with advisor approval. A minimum of eighteen (18) hours must be selected from the list below:

Capstone Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Electives


  • Restricted Electives as listed above.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • (0-8 hrs.) State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Students must meet with their advisor before enrolling each term.
  • The Practicum experience will provide the student with actual professional experiences and practical hands-on application. The students will be working directly with a Practicum Site Supervisor in the organization and their UCF Faculty Supervisor.
  • Students who choose to complete Practicum will be representing not only themselves while on site but also the Sport and Exercise Science Program, the College, and UCF. Therefore, professionalism in manner, ethics, job performance, and dress will be expected at all times. Should there be any question of the performance of the students during their practicum experience, they will be required to meet with their UCF Faculty Supervisor and their Faculty Advisor for a performance evaluation before returning to the Practicum site. The performance concerns will be addressed and a plan of action regarding expectations and improvements will be developed. If the problems persist and the situation warrants, the students may be removed from their Practicum experience.

Transfer Notes

  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state institutions must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all documentation.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions are acceptable if taken at a Florida College System institution:
  • BSC 1010C (4 credit hours with lab) will satisfy the BSC 2010C - Biology I  requirement.
  • BSC 2085C OR BSC 2093C (4 credit hours with lab) will satisfy the ZOO 3736C - Exercise Physiology Anatomy  requirement.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • The Coaching and Human Performance Tracks follow the same Plan of Study for the Freshman and Sophomore Semesters.

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Coaching Track


Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Human Performance Track


Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


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