Exercise and Sport Science Comprehensive Major: K-12 Physical Education Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum of 54 credits is required, including the 15-credit Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus:

To graduate, all exercise and sport science majors must complete ESS 181 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science and ESS 185 Lifetime Wellness with a minimum grade of “C”:

Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus
ESS 181Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science3
ESS 185Lifetime Wellness3
ESS 320Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
ESS 490Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity3
Select one of the following ESS Captone courses: 13
Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science
K-12 Student Teaching
Internship in Exercise and Sport Science
Total Credits15

First Aid/CPR competency and the following:

ESS 201Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)4
ESS 275Motor Development and Learning3
ESS 290Curriculum Development and the Learning Environment3
ESS 330Exercise Physiology3
ESS 331Exercise Physiology Lab1
ESS 350Assessment & Technology in Physical Education2
ESS 353Coordinated School Health and Physical Activity Programs2
ESS 363Inclusive Physical Activity3
ESS 380Biomechanics3
ESS 392Methods of Secondary Activities3
ESS 395Methods of Elementary Activities3
ESS 396Methods of Alternative Physical Education3
One of the following:3
Principles of Outdoor Education
Fitness Instruction
Select three of the following:3
Skill Development and Analysis: Net and Wall Games
Skill and Development and Analysis: Invasion Games
Skill Development and Analysis: Target and Fielding Games
Skill Development and Analysis: Dance
Total Credits39

Students seeking Colorado licensure must fulfill the requirements for K-12 Physical Education Licensure (see description under Education).