Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Science, (BA)


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The Sport Science major is designed to train knowledgeable and skilled practitioners who are able to develop and implement safe, effective and structured physical activity programs for all ages and who are prepared to successfully pursue graduate studies in exercise science, allied health, or Physical Education.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education  41-42
Major Core 54
Activity Courses/Competencies 6
Electives 18-19
Total Credits 120

A total of six activity competencies courses, must be completed to earn a degree in Sport Science. Physical education competencies are built into activity courses. A grade of “C-” or better indicates validation of the Learning Outcome. The instructor will identify those students who have major weaknesses in the sport skill or fitness activity and identify opportunities for improvement for the student.

Assessment of Sport Studies Coursework - LiveText and Key Assignments

  1. All students in this program are required to have an account for LiveText, a web-based electronic portfolio service. The subscription access code card for LiveText is purchased from the Tusculum College Bookstore. Your LiveText account is valid for 7 years and will be used throughout your program for submission of course-based Key Assignments.
  2. Key Assignments are used to evaluate your progress toward meeting program and applicable state and/or national standards and to inform program improvement. Once your assignment is uploaded to your LiveText portfolio, it will be assessed by your instructor using a 4-point rubric (4=Exemplary, 3=Proficient, 2=Developing Proficiency, 1=Not Proficient). Key Assignments do not require a minimum score but must be uploaded to LiveText to receive a passing grade in the course.

The following courses are requirements for the sport science major (BA):

Special Requirements in the General Education Curriculum


Students seeking the Sport Science major must complete the following General Education Curriculum requirement:

General Education Curriculum


University Success Skills


(1 credit)

Communication


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.

Mathematics


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Arts and Humanities


Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science


Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science


Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Religion


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies


Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

Activity Courses/Activity Competencies


Safety, First Aid, and CPR


(1 required)

Sports Skills


Total of 3 required (2 Individual/Dual and 1 Team Sport required)

Individual and Dual Sports


Team Sports


Aquatics

(1 required)

Physical Fitness

(1 required)

General Electives - 18 to 19 credits


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