Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology Information
Phone: (423) 439-4265
Fax: (423) 439-5383
E305 Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center
Web address: http://www.etsu.edu/coe/serk
Chair: Dr. Mike Ramsey
The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers two different baccalaureate degree programs: B.S. in Physical Education with concentrations in Exercise Science and K-12 Teacher Education as well as a B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management with concentrations in Sport Management and Park and Recreation Management.
The Exercise Science concentration is suggested for the student who is interested in a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine, corporate fitness, and related fields. The K-12 teacher licensure concentration prepares students as professional physical educators in grades K-12. The Sport Management concentration prepares students to work as leaders in the sport industry. The Park and Recreation Management concentration prepares students for leadership roles in the leisure service industry including community, commercial, and natural resource management settings.
The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology also offers minors in Park and Recreation, Sport Management, Coaching, and Physical Education.
Graduate Study - The Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology offers Master of Science degrees in Sport Management as well as Sport Science and Coach Education and a Ph.D. in Sport Physiology and Performance. This program offers a very unique experience working directly with collegiate athletes and coaches. Additional information is available in the Graduate Catalog.
Physical Education Major, B.S. (Exercise Science Concentration)
Physical Education Major, B.S. (Physical Education - K-12 Concentration)
Sport and Leisure Management Major, B.S. (Park and Recreation Management Concentration)
Sport and Leisure Management Major, B.S. (Sport Management Concentration)
Physical Education Minor
Park and Recreation Management Minor
Sport Management Minor
Physical Education (K - 12) Concentration
The K-12 teaching concentration prepares students for teacher licensure in physical education in the state of Tennessee. When students satisfy the requirements for teacher licensure, they will be licensed to teach physical education in grades kindergarten through 12. The program of study provides extensive training in elementary and secondary pedagogy and supports the mission of the Clemmer College of Education—Educating Leaders in the 21st Century. Teacher candidates are trained to assume leadership roles in the classroom, school, and community, while developing skills and knowledge in professional content and pedagogy with a special emphasis on technology, multicultural, and inclusion education. Physical Education specialists develop skills in reflective thinking and decision-making as they grow personally into caring lifelong learners. Students must be admitted to Teacher Education prior to enrolling in PEXS 3850 , PEXS 4007 , PEXS 4060 , PEXS 4717 , PEXS 4700 , EDFN 3301 , MEDA 3570 , and CUAI 4580 .
General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours
Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.