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Health & Sports Science Education

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J.R. Holder Wellness Center

Intercollegiate Athletics

Intramural Sports


Dr. Chandler Mead
Professor of Sports Science
Chair, Health and Sports Science Education
Health and Sports Science 149
(580) 327-8629


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Degrees Offered

  • Health and Sports Science Education (BS Ed.)
  • Health and Sports Science Education (Option 1 - major/minor)
  • Health and Fitness Management (Option 2 - major/minor)

For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Careers for Degree

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Course Rotation


Scholarship opportunities are available for students in this department.

All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.

Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships using the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out a form provided by the department chair by February 15.

Departmental scholarships available in this area and more can be found at https://my.nwfoundation.com/scholarships, including numerous miscellaneous unspecified scholarships.

For more information, please visit Scholarships.

Student Learning Outcomes

Option One: Health and Sports Science

Students will illustrate knowledge in the area of science of human movement human including body mechanics and its functions in relation to exercise and sports.

Students will examine leadership styles and theories associated with youth/adult recreational programs. In addition, they will outline techniques involved in adapted physical education as a means of devising a sport/recreational program for an individual with special needs.

Students will be knowledgeable in conducting and developing intramural programs.

Students will illustrate knowledge of the benefits of exercise, including how much physical activity is expected and its application in maintaining an acceptable level of physical fitness.

Students will understand and apply legal terminology and the basic principles that govern the legal ramifications of his/her responsibilities in the field of health and sports science.

Option Two: Health and Fitness Management

Students will be skilled and knowledgeable of Wellness Center equipment that will prepare them for employment in a variety of settings.

Students will be knowledgeable in the area of Kinesiology with a focus on the mechanics of human movement in the areas of osteology, syndesmology, and myology as it relates to developing a fitness program.

Students will demonstrate competence and skills of Wellness Center management, operations, and resources that can be utilized in working with clients. Students will create an Internship portfolio, composed of elements in endurance, cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility training that can be used and/or shared with clients when assisting them.

Students will be knowledgeable in the basic physiological theory and application principles for physical fitness assessment, screening, programming, and exercise prescription. In addition students will be knowledgeable in the physiological changes which occur within the body as a result of exercise.

Students will be knowledgeable of techniques involved in adapted physical education as a means of devising a Wellness program for an individual with special needs.

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