Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Information about assigned advisors is given in the letter of admission. Education staff members advise pre-education students individually and in group sessions.

Undergraduate First- and Second-Year Preparation

Prospective undergraduates should contact the School of Education Welcome Center, 208 J.R. Pearson Hall, 785-864-3726, or the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences undergraduate office, 161 Robinson Center, 785-864-5552.

Exercise Science and Sport Management students:

During the first 1½ to 2 years, all students are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where they meet a portion of the general education requirements. In the first year and a half, students planning to enter the School of Education begin taking admissions requirements.

Athletic Training:

During the first year, all students are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where they take general education requirements. During the second semester AT students should apply for admission to the School of Education’s Athletic Training program.

Undergraduate Admission to the School of Education

Undergraduates intending to transfer to the school as juniors must work closely with education advisors. Pre-education students must take specified courses in their first 1½ years. Students are admitted to C&T teaching programs once a year; online applications are due September 15 for admission the next spring semester. Students are admitted to the Health & Physical Education and Community Health programs once a year; online applications are due February 2 for admission the next fall semester. Students are admitted to the HSES Athletic Training program once a year; online applications are due February 2 for fall semester. Students are admitted to HSES Sport Management and Exercise Science programs twice a year; online applications are due February 2 for fall admission and September 15 for spring semester admission.

For information about initial admission to KU, visit the Office of Admissions. Visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for information about international admissions.

 

B.S. in Athletic Training

The KU Athletic Training Program (ATP) prepares students for careers in the health profession of athletic training. Upon completion of the athletic training degree program students are eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Successful completion of the BOC examination leads to national certification and eligibility for state licensure. Athletic Trainers practice under the direction of a physician. Coursework includes; Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, and Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being. Athletic Trainers practice in a variety of settings, including; secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, military, and industrial.

Program Requirements

Prospective athletic training students apply to the School of Education and the Athletic Training Program concurrently each year. Students submit an application by early February for the following fall semester admission. Students generally apply the spring semester of their first year to begin the professional program for the following three years. The KU ATP is a consecutive six semester professional program.

Athletic Training Selective/Limited Admission Policies

Completion of the ATP admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the ATP. The number of students accepted into the program depends on the number of Preceptors available to supervise student clinical experiences. Applicants for admission are ranked by cumulative grade-point average (2.75 minimum), BIOL 240* grade, current grades in HSES 250* and HSES 251* (*minimum grade of “C”) at the time of application, completion of 12 credit hours and currently enrolled in 12 credit hours, and the outcome of an on- campus interview. Selection begins with the highest ranking until all positions are filled.

Athletic Training Transfer Student Policy

KU welcomes transfer students to the athletic training program if the following criteria are met:

•Follow the university’s policy on transfer of credit.

•Meet School of Education admission requirements and be accepted into the school.

•Meet athletic training program admission requirements.

•Be available for an on-campus interview in March.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements (11)
BIOL 100Principles of Biology3
BIOL 102Principles of Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 240Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
HSES 250Introduction to Athletic Training 13
HSES 251Introduction to Athletic Training Practicum 11
General Education requirements can be taken prior to admission (44-46) (38-43)
BIOL 241Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory2
BIOL 246Principles of Human Physiology3
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication3
ENGL 101Composition3
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
Select one of the following English elective:3
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____
Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to the Drama
Personal and Community Health
Math requirement: 101 & 103, or 104 or 115 or 121.3-5
College Algebra
Trigonometry
Precalculus Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus I
PHIL 160Introduction to Ethics3
PHSX 114College Physics I1-4
PSYC 104General Psychology3
Any course meeting KU CORE goal 4: LO 2 (Global Awareness)3
Any course meeting KU CORE Goal 3: Arts & Humanities3
Post-Admission Requirements can only be taken after admission and must be taken at KU - no transfer credits allowed (66) (65)
HSES 305Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning3
HSES 310Research and Data Analysis in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences3
HSES 330Principles of Nutrition and Health3
HSES 352Therapeutic Modalities 13
HSES 353Athletic Training Practicum I 12
HSES 354Lower Extremity Evaluation 13
HSES 355Athletic Training Practicum II 12
HSES 369Kinesiology3
HSES 440Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3
HSES 456Upper Extremity Evaluation 13
HSES 457Athletic Training Practicum III 12
HSES 458General Medical/Pharmacology 13
HSES 459Rehabilitation 13
HSES 460Athletic Training Practicum IV 12
HSES 461Organization and Administration of Athletic Training 13
HSES 462Athletic Training Practicum V 12
HSES 463Senior Capstone in Athletic Training 12
HSES 464Athletic Training Practicum VI 12
HSES 470Biomechanics3
HSES 472Exercise Physiology3
HSES 473Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques3
HSES 480Physical Activity and Exercise Management Individuals with Disabilities3
HSES elective (300 level or higher)3
HSES elective (300 level or higher)3
1

Must earn a grade of a "C" or better.

 

B.S. in Exercise Science

Program Requirements

Students may apply for admission to the Exercise Science program twice a year. Submit an application by early February for fall semester admission or mid-September for spring semester admission. A minimum of 28 credit hours and a 2.75 GPA is required. Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students may visit the program website for specific application due dates.

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required (including transfer hours). Effective Fall 2014, transfer grades of "D" or below will not be accepted. A minimum of 28 credit hours is required for admission and all courses must be completed for graduation (at least 120 hours). Students taking 3 credits of MATH 115 may need to take an additional 2 credit hours in order to complete the 120 credit hours required for graduation.

Admission Requirements (28-30)
ENGL 101Composition (or exemption) 13
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing 13
Select one of the following:3-5
College Algebra
   and Trigonometry 1
Precalculus Mathematics 1
Calculus I 1
Calculus I 1
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication 13
PSYC 104General Psychology3
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Biology
   and Principles of Biology Laboratory 1
Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIOL 240Fundamentals of Human Anatomy (BIOL 241 is also required for graduation)3
BIOL 246Principles of Human Physiology (BIOL 247 is also required for graduation)3
HSES 269Introduction to Exercise Science3
General Education Requirements can be taken prior to admission (39)
PHIL 160Introduction to Ethics3
or PHIL 676 Medical Ethics: Life and Death Issues
BIOL 241Human Anatomy Observation Laboratory2
BIOL 247Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory2
HSES 330Principles of Nutrition and Health3
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
CHEM 135General Chemistry II5
PHSX 114College Physics I4
PHSX 115College Physics II4
BIOL 200Basic Microbiology3
BIOL 203Introductory Microbiology Laboratory2
Elective: Any course meeting KU CORE Goal 3: Arts & Humanities3
Elective: Any course meeting KU CORE Goal 4: Learning Objective 2 (Global Awareness)3
Post-Admission Requirements can only be taken after admission (30)
HSES 305Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning3
HSES 310Research and Data Analysis in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences3
HSES 350Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
HSES 369Kinesiology3
HSES 375Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology and Motor Control3
HSES 470Biomechanics3
HSES 472Exercise Physiology3
HSES 473Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques3
HSES 474Exercise Biochemistry3
HSES 480Physical Activity and Exercise Management Individuals with Disabilities3
Select 21 credit hours from the following elective list: (39)21
Internship in: _____ (Exercise Science)
Principles of Personal Training (3) 4
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3) 4
Clincial Field Experience (3-6)
Anatomical and Physiological Foundations of Heath and Disease (3) 4
Sociology of Sport (3) 3
Sport Ethics (3) 3
Psychological Aspects of Exercise (3) 3
Health Aspects of Aging (3) 3
Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (3) 3
Undergraduate Research in Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (3-6)
Sport in Film (3) 3
Sport Communication (3) 3
Health and Human Sexuality (3) 3
Independent Study (1-3)
Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures (4)
Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory (2)
Organic Chemistry I (3)
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2)
Organic Chemistry II (3)
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
Introduction to Child Behavior and Development (3)
Child Development (3) (*Required for Pre-PT)
Abnormal Psychology (3) (*Required for Pre-PT)
Elementary Statistics (3)
Business Minor (18 credit hours) 518
Survey of Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Survey of Finance
Finance
Finance, Honors
Survey of Information Systems
Introduction to Information Systems
Survey of Management and Leadership
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior, Honors
Survey of Marketing
Marketing
Marketing, Honors
Survey of Decision Making in Business
Management Science and Operations Management
Management Science and Operations Management, Honors
1

Must have a minimum grade of "C" or better.

2

Internships must be completed at an approved site within a 50-mile radius of Lawrence. Students who have a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA may petition to complete the internship at an approved site beyond the 50-mile radium. All coursework must be completed before the internship is approved. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required before one can apply for an internship. Internship students are required to be present at the internship site a minimum of 40 hours per week for 15 weeks - NO EXCEPTIONS.

3

Currently, only offered on the Lawrence Campus

4

Currently, only offered on the Edwards Campus

5

 The business minor may be declared and completed as 18 elective credit hours OR taken as individual courses toward the required 21 required elective hours.

B.S. in Sport Management

Sport Management Admission

Students may apply for admission to the Sport Management program twice a year. Submit an application by early February for fall semester admission or mid-September for spring semester admission. A minimum of 40-41 credit hours and a 2.75 GPA is required. Admission for all School of Education majors are competitive. Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Sport Management Program

The undergraduate program in sport management builds on general education and introductory courses through 7 core courses and an 18-semester hour business minor. Students complete courses in sociology of sport, sport ethics, sport facilities and event management, sport law, sport finance and economics, sport marketing, and personnel management. The culminating experience is a semester-long internship working in a student-selected area of sport management. This degree program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, recreational programs, and the fitness industry.

Program Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required (including transfer hours). Effective Fall 2014, transfer grades of "D" or below will not be accepted. A minimum of 40 credit hours is required for admission and all courses must be completed for graduation (at least 120 hours).

Admission Requirements (40-41)
ENGL 101Composition 13
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing 13
or ENGL 105 Freshman Honors English
MATH 101College Algebra (or higher excluding MATH 103, MATH 109, MATH 110) 13
COMS 130Speaker-Audience Communication 13
PSYC 104General Psychology3
or soc 104
Select one of the following:3-4
Introductory Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
PHIL 160Introduction to Ethics3
BIOL 100
  & BIOL 102
Principles of Biology
   and Principles of Biology Laboratory
4
ELPS 250Education and Society3
HSES 244Introduction to Physical Education and Sport Studies 13
HSES 260Personal and Community Health3
HSES 289Introduction to Sport Management 13
Any course meeting KU CORE goal 3: Arts & Humanities3
General Education Requirements (can be taken prior to admission) (19-20)
Natural Science Elective: Earth or Physical Science with lab4-5
Select THREE Upper Division Electives:9
American Society
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Effective Business Communication
Rhetoric, Politics and the Mass Media
Communication and Leadership
Seminar in Leadership Strategies and Applications
Foundations of Technical Writing
Principles of Nutrition and Health
Health and Human Sexuality
Sports, Media and Society
Organizational Behavior
Leadership in Business Organizations
Any course meeting KU CORE goal 1: LO 1 (Critical Thinking)3
Any course meeting KU CORE goal 4: LO 2 (Global Awareness)3
Post-Admission Requirements can only be taken after admission (43)
HSES 380Sociology of Sport3
HSES 381Sport Ethics3
HSES 382Sport Facilities and Event Management3
HSES 384Sport Law3
HSES 440Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3
HSES 483Sport Finance and Economics3
HSES 485Sport Communication3
HSES 486Sport Marketing3
HSES 487Personnel Management in Sport3
HSES 488Pre-Internship Seminar1
HSES 499Internship in Sport Management 215
Business Minor Courses can be taken prior to admission (18)
ACCT 205Survey of Accounting3
IST 205Survey of Information Systems3
FIN 305Survey of Finance3
MGMT 305Survey of Management and Leadership3
MKTG 305Survey of Marketing3
SCM 305Survey of Decision Making in Business3
1

Must have a grade of "C" or better.

2

Internships must be completed at an approved site within a 50-mile radius of Lawrence. Students who have a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA may petition to complete the internship at an approved site beyond the 50-mile radius. All coursework must be completed before the internship is approved. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required before one can apply for internship. Internship students are required to be present at the internship site a minimum of 40 hours per week for 16 weeks - NO EXCEPTIONS.