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Sport Science


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Physical Education

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Sport Science and Physical Education offers the following undergraduate program areas:

Exercise


Science


The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to obtain a career in the Exercise Science field. Learning goals for Physical Education Exercise Science candidates include:

  1. Develop foundational knowledge in the basic sciences
  2. Develop specialized knowledge in human movement activities
  3. Acquire skills to assess and analyze human movement
  4. Gain knowledge and skills in cognate exercise disciplines

Marketable Skills

  • Organization
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Instructional Skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Computer Based Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Demonstration Skills
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Sports Injuries - Care and Prevention
  • Knowledge of Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Motor Skills Learning
  • Program design and implementation
  • Exercise Assessment and Prescription

Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Sport Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sport Equipment Analyst
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Biomechanist
  • Athletic Training
  • Kinesiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiovascular Health
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Club Employee
  • College/University Professor
  • Coach
  • Geriatric Programs
  • Commercial Sport Clubs
  • Youth-Serving Agencies
  • Worksite Health Promotion

ISU Catalog, Exercise Science
Exercise Science Coursework
Exercise Science Prerequisites
Exercise Science Portfolio Requirements
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Outdoor


Education


The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with an Outdoor Education emphasis. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to become qualified outdoor instructors. Learning goals for Physical Education Outdoor Education candidates include:

  1. Development and application of leadership and teaching skills in outdoor settings.
  2. Safely engage in outdoor activities with minimal environmental impact
  3. Understand and interpret the natural environment
  4. Cultivate and refine skills in a variety of outdoor activities
  5. Gain education in subjects with historic and traditional importance in the outdoor education field

Marketable Skills

  • Organization
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Instructional Skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Computer Based Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Demonstration Skills
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Leave No Trace Certified
  • Knowledge of Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Motor Skills Learning
  • Program design and implementation

Career Opportunities

  • Youth Programs
  • Camp Counselor
  • City Parks and Recreation
  • National Forest, Park Service
  • Fish and Game
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Morale Welfare Recreation - Military
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Outdoor Equipment Manufacturing
  • Sporting Goods Retail
  • Facility Manager
  • Commercial Guide Services
  • Geriatric Programs
  • Correctional Institution Programs
  • Adapted Programs

ISU Catalog, Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education Coursework
Outdoor Education Prerequisites
Outdoor Education Portfolio Requirements
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Physical


Education


Teaching

The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with a teaching emphasis. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to become qualified Physical Education teachers. Learning goals for Physical Education teaching candidates include:

  1. Develop teaching skills in a variety of physical activities
  2. Understand the basic foundations of human activity
  3. Develop skills required for teaching physical education
  4. Understand and develop general pedagogical skills and teacher effectiveness

Candidates must also obtain a K-12 teacher certification through the Teacher Education program.

Marketable Skills

  • Organization
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Instructional Skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Computer Based Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Demonstration Skills
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Sports Injuries - Care and Prevention
  • Knowledge of Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Motor Skills Learning
  • Program design and implementation

Career Opportunities - Teaching

  • Elementary PE Teacher
  • Junior High/Middle School PE Teacher
  • High School PE Teacher
  • Junior/Community College Teacher
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Overseas School Programs
  • Military School Programs
  • Community Recreation/Sports Programs
  • Corporate Recreation Programs
  • Commercial Sports Clubs
  • Youth-Serving Agencies
  • Preschools
  • Health Clubs
  • Military Personnel Programs
  • Resort Sports Programs
  • Geriatric Programs
  • Correctional Institution Programs
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Worksite Health Promotion
  • Dance Instruction
  • Personal Trainer

Career Opportunities - Coaching

  • Interscholastic
  • Intercollegiate
  • Commercial Sport Camps
  • Commercial Sport Clubs
  • Community Sport Programs
  • Military Sport Programs

ISU Catalog, Physical Education Teaching
Physical Education Teaching Coursework
Physical Education Teaching Prerequisites
Physical Education Teaching Portfolio Requirements
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Candiates who have completed the required physical education teaching emphasis courses must also obtain K-12 Teacher Certification in Physical Education by completing all requirements in the Teacher Education Program.

Candidates completing the Physical Education Teaching Emphasis are not required to take the PE 4454 Senior Capstone core course.

In addition to completing departmental major requirements, candidates must make formal application and complete an interview for admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the website for requirements in the Teacher Education program.

The Physical Education Learning Goals are aligned with 2 sets of standards: The Idaho State University College of Education Core STandards and the Content Standards in Physical Education of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

NASPE Content Standards in Physical Education
The NASPE Standards identify seven areas that include the following.

The candidate completing this program:

  1. Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms;
  2. Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills;
  3. Exhibits a physically active liefstyle;
  4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness;
  5. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings;
  6. Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings; and
  7. Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

Sport


Management


The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with a Sport Management emphasis. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to become qualified sport managers. Learning goals for Physical Education Sport Management candidates include:

  1. Understand and appreciate the importance of the physical education and sport setting
  2. Develop leadership and management skills
  3. Understand and interpret the business setting
  4. To gain practical experience in the field of sport management

Marketable Skills

  • Organization
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Instructional Skills
  • Motivational Skills
  • Computer Based Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • Demonstration Skills
  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Sports Injuries - Care and Prevention
  • Knowledge of Health and Wellness
  • Knowledge of Motor Skills Learning
  • Program design and implementation

Career Opportunities

  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Finance
  • Sports Media
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Sales Representative
  • Facility Manager
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Promotions Manager
  • Sports Recruiter
  • Coach
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Sports Agent
  • Player Personnel
  • Scout
  • Athletic Administration
  • Personal Relations Director
  • Game day Operations Director
  • Account Manager
  • Ticket and Sponsorship Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Information Director
  • Race Management
  • National Sport Governing Bodies
  • Local Sport Governing Bodies
  • Resort Management
  • Retail Associate/Management
  • Health/Fitness Club Management

ISU Catalog, Sport Management
Sport Management Coursework
Sport Management Prerequisites
Sport Management Portfolio Requirements
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Coaching


Minor


The Coaching minor is modeled from the NASPE National Standards for Athletic Coaches which are intended to provide direction for administrators, coaches, athletes and the public regarding the skills and knowledge that coaches should possess. There are a total of 37 standards organized in 8 domains. The domains include: Injury Prevention, Care and Management; Risk Management; Growth, Development and Learning; Training, Conditioning and Nutrition; Social-Psychological Aspects of Coaching; Skills, Tactics and Strategies; Teaching and Administration; and Professional Preparation and Development.

To be eligible for the Coaching minor, candidates must complete 24 credits — 13 credits of required courses and 11 credits of elective courses.

ISU Catalog, Coaching Minor
Coaching Minor Coursework
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Outdoor


Education


Minor

The Outdoor Education minor is modeled around 4 goals that were developed after an extensive review of several other Outdoor Education program curricula. The Associate of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) recommends that individual programs establish goals that are relevant to their specific programs. The four component areas in the Outdoor Education minor include Leadership and Teaching, Outdoor Education Safety, Natural History, and Experiential Skills.

Candidates seeking a minor in outdoor education must complete a total of 21 credits from these four components.

ISU Catalog, Outdoor Education Minor
Outdoor Education Minor Coursework
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Sport Management Minor

The Sport Management Minor is modeled to frame the NAPSE-NASSM Content STandards for undergraduate Sport Management programs. The standards encompass 10 core areas that include: Behavioral Dimensions of Sport; Management and Organizational Skills, Ethics in Sport Management; Marketing in Sport; Communication in Sport; Finance in Sport; Economics in Sport; Legal Aspects of Sport; Governance in sport; and Field Experience in a Sport Setting.

Candidates completing this minor must complete a total of 27 credits including 21 credits of required courses and 6 approved elective credits. No more than 32 credit hours of College of Business courses may be counted toward the minor in Sport Management. In addition, the candidate must show satisfactory completion of the ASEP Citizenship Through Sports course.

ISU Catalog, Sport Management Minor
Sport Management Minor Coursework
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Undergraduate


Forms

Undergraduate Program Admission Form

Program Admision Form: Please fill out and return for our office.

Additional Undergraduate Forms

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GRADUATION CHECK BY ADVISOR FALL 2014-15
SSPED Department Handbook
PE 4480 Coaching Problems - Procedures
PE 4485 Topical Approval Form
PE 4490 Practicum - Procedure
What PEAC Activity Classes Can I Take?

 

For more information about our programs, contact the Department Office at (208) 282-4852.

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