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
Park and Recreation Management Concentration
The park and recreation management concentration provides instruction and training in the planning, organization, and leadership and management of park and recreation agencies and programs. Flexibility allows students to tailor their educational experience to meet their career goals. Students are also given the opportunity to employ theories learned in the classroom in practical settings through the internship program. Students can work in a variety of fields such as community recreation, state/national parks, military recreation, or the outdoor recreation industry.
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.