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Department of Sport and Exercise Science (SPES)
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science (SPES) provides a hands-on approach to prepare graduates for positions in professional and university athletic programs, community sports organizations, private and public fitness, recreation programs, as well as health and physical education.
Students are able to complete their education with authentic experience within the university and community allowing for a realistic experience to education. The Department of Sport and Exercise Science is committed to educate, mentor, and guide students, faculty, and the community in the development of personal growth, skill acquisition, and lifelong wellness.
In addition to the pre-professional programs, cooperative programs and graduate school preparation, the department also offers a service program for the Liberal Studies requirement.
- Exercise Science - with concentrations in Fitness & Wellness and Personal Training
- Physical Education (PreK-12)
- Sports Management
- Athletic Training*
*As of August 2014, the university has voluntarily withdrawn its Athletic Training program from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Please consider the Exercise Science majors listed above, or the Health Science Pre-Professional Program options of Pre-Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy.
The faculty within the Sport and Exercise Science Department are geared toward not only excellence within the classroom, but a meaningful experience to ensure students within the program gain genuine job experience through means of:
- Student Teaching
Want to give back to the community while gaining experience within your field of study? Kansas Wesleyan Sport and Exercise Science students are doing just that with Rec2Reality, Hoops for Heart and an annual student-led Health Fair