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Department of Sport and Exercise Science (SPES)

Stay in the Game

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.

Major Options

Health Science Major Concentrations

Sport and Exercise Science Course Descriptions


Local Partnerships and Internships
Hands-On Learning

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:

  • Internships
  • Clinicals
  • Student Teaching
  • Practicums
  • Labs

Community Involvement 
Want to give back to the community while gaining experience in your field of study? Kansas Wesleyan Sport and Exercise Science students are doing just that with: 

  • Rec2Reality
  • Hoops for Heart
  • annual student-led Health & Wellness Fair.

SES Service Learning Opportunities