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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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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
Major Core 54
Activity Courses/Competencies 6
Electives 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):

General Education Curriculum

University Success Skills

(1 credit)


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


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits. 

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. 

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science

Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than 1 course may be from the Wellness category.


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


(1 required)

Physical Fitness

(1 required)

General Electives - 19 credits

It is suggested that students take PHED 462 - Extended Internship in Sport Science  for portions of the General Elective Requirements. 

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