The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Undergraduate Programs

The Health, Exercise and Sport Science (HESS) program offers student an opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in Required Physical Education Activity Program (RPED), Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport Management / Administration. Students may also minor in Health, Sport Management and Sport Coaching.

RPED
The RPED program is designed to provide an exemplary educational environment and experiences which contribute to an improved quality of life for the student. The program offers basic instruction in adult and lifetime physical fitness, healthful living, physical activities and recreational sports which are of immediate and lasting value to each student.

All cadets are required to complete four semesters of RPED. All cadets must take RPED 250 and RPED 251.

Exercise Science
The Exercise Science degree is designed to provide an exemplary educational environment and experiences leading to acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes within the domains for human movement and healthful living. Competence within each of these areas contributes to preparing our students for graduate education and leadership positions in health and allied health professions, public and private health agencies and the wellness and fitness industry.

Physical Education
The teaching track is designed to provide an exemplary educational environment and experiences leading to acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes within the domains for human movement, growth and development of individuals; and application of physical, biological and behavioral sciences to the teaching/learning process. Competence within each of these areas contributes to development of our students in accordance with state and national standards, and prepares them for leadership positions in schools. The curriculum for prospective physical education teachers is designed to build progressively upon meaningful concepts and experiences acquired within other disciplines as well as those unique to the profession. In addition, competencies identified with successful teaching methodology are an integral part of the curricular content.

Sport Management
The Sport Management and Administration Option is designed to provide an exemplary educational environment and experiences leading to acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes within the domains for management and administration of sport, exercise and recreation. Competence within each of these areas contributes to preparing our students for graduate education and leadership positions in sport management and sport professions, including the recreational industry, college/university sports, resort sports programming, intramural-club-recreational sports programs and management positions within the wellness and fitness industry.

 

Minors

Health
The minor in health is designed to allow students to acquire knowledge and understanding in a discipline that is universal in application. Participation in the program will allow students to attain a level of expertise in an area that can complement their major and increase avenues of professional development. The minor program is not designed to meet requirements for South Carolina public school licensure in health education.

Sport Management
The minor in sport management is designed to allow students to acquire knowledge and understanding in a discipline that is specialized in application. Participation in the program will allow students to attain a level of expertise in an area that can complement their major and/or increase avenues of professional development.

Sport Coaching
The minor in sport coaching is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and leadership qualities necessary to become an effective coach at the youth and interscholastic levels. Focus will be on content knowledge, teaching and communication of skills and tactics, developing a sound coaching philosophy, safe and appropriate practice in a physically active environment, and qualities for successful leadership.

Intramurals, Club and Recreational Athletics

A large part of the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science is the additional offerings in co-curricular activities for undergraduate students, through the division of ICRA.

Intramural, Club and Recreational Athletics (ICRA) provide opportunities for all students to participate in extracurricular sports. The department, through the dedicated personnel of ICRA, strives to improve cadet quality of life and the well-being of the college community.

For more information on ICRA and the activities offered, please proceed here.


You may also select to view the current college catalogs for individual courses of study, course descriptions, and general information about degree requirements.

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