B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science with Teacher Certification

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric and Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
College Algebra
Precalculus
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology 33XX
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Exercise and Sport Science Major Courses
EX 1302Foundations of Exercise & Sport Science3
EX 1304Spring Sports & Activities3
EX 2302Fall Sports & Activities3
EX 3302Prevention & Care of Activity-Related Injuries3
EX 3304Biomechanics of Human Movement3
EX 3306Current Issues in Exercise & Sport Science3
EX 3308Statistics for Exercise Science3
EX 3376Human Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise3
EX 4301Wellness3
EX 4304Advanced Principles of Exercise and Sport Science3
Professional Development Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3330Teaching Diverse Populations3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
Electives
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.6
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkill test with 250 or higher, CS 1300 or ED 3302 with B- or better.
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3Foreign Language3
EN 13113Mathematics3
Fine Arts3Speech3
Foreign Language3EX 13043
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX3
Science3Advanced Theology3
Literature3EX 33023
EX 13023EX 33063
EX 23023EX 33083
 18 18
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
History3EX 33043
EX 33763EX 43013
ED 33023ED 33303
Elective3ED 33613
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013ED 43883
EX 43043ED 46896
ED 33623 
ED 33503 
Elective3 
 15 9
Total Semester Hours 120