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    Aug 09, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education

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Mikaele Iosia, Chairperson

Health and Exercise Science

Professors Mikaele Iosia and Mark Wickam

Secondary Education

Distinguished Professor William Estes
Professor Dan Lawson
Associate Professors Johnny McDaniel and Delia Price
Assistant Professor Roy Chan

Athletic Training

Associate Professor Taz Kicklighter
Assistant Professor Racheal Lawler

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Exercise Science
Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training
Sports Management
Secondary Education
Master of Science, Athletic Training (see link above)

The Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education prepares students for careers in secondary education, wellness education,  exercise science, sports management, and athletic training. In addition to major classes, the department offers a variety of activity, sport, and lifetime fitness classes.

The secondary education faculty work extensively with other departments on campus and the state of Tennessee to secure teacher licensure for students admitted to the Teacher Education Program. All students seeking licensure in a secondary education area (other than wellness education) will declare their majors in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Music. Initial licensure areas include 6-12 licensure for biology, business, business technology, chemistry, communication, English, history, mathematics, Spanish, French; 9-12 licensure for psychology; K-12 licensure for TESOL, art, theater, instrumental music, vocal/general music, and wellness education. Add-on licenses are also available. For a complete list, see the add-on endorsement section at the end of the introduction to the Helen DeVos College of Education in this catalog.

The exercise science degree is designed for students who desire to promote exercise and physically active and healthy lifestyles to serve a wide range of audiences from an individual with Type II diabetes to training athletes for performance improvement. Our graduates work in diverse settings such as fitness facilities, corporate wellness programs, and in nutrition and dietetic centers. Graduate school is an option for students with interests in several professional fields. Students are required to take a nationally-certified professional exam from societies such as the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association before graduation. The degree requirements include areas of physiological response to exercise and sedentary behavior, nutritional concerns of the general population and athletes, and studying overall health, health promotion, disease prevention and reduction in risk factors.

The exercise science degree program with a pre-athletic training emphasis is designed to prepare students who plan a career in the field of athletic training. This program is designed to meet the latest accreditation standards which require a Masters Degree in Athletic Training to be eligible for the Board of Certification Exam. This program provides students with a core of science course work needed to pursue other areas of health care expertise in graduate schools such as athletic training, physical therapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, nutrition, physician assistant, and even nursing. Specialized internships provide unique coursework designed to enhance the student’s ability to succeed in these professional programs. Courses like Pharmacology, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Exercise Physiology I and II, Principles of Advanced Nutrition, and Psychology of Sport, in addition to the science courses, give LU graduates a tremendous advantage during their advanced graduate studies.

The sports management degree integrates courses from the department along with the Department of Communication Arts and the School of Business. This major prepares students for sports related industries that include professional organizations, intercollegiate athletics, amateur sports organizations, and community sports organizations. Clinical placements and a semester-long internship are negotiated with the student, department, and placement providers to meet the interests and goals of the student.







      Exercise ScienceHealthPhysical EducationRecreationSecondary Education

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