Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences major in Fitness and Sports Management Curriculum

Curriculum Map

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences major in Fitness and Sports Management (BSESS-FSM) curriculum is intended to prepare aspiring fitness trainers, sports coaches and other individuals who wish to specialize in fitness and sports management.

The curriculum is designed to provide holistic education and training by providing the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies for a future career in exercise and sports sciences. Aside from their specialization courses, students will also undertake general education (GE) courses designed to develop basic skills and wellness and recreation program (WRP) courses for their psycho-social and physiological well-being.

The program requires 2,610 hours of coursework, inclusive of a 300-hour internship intended to provide students with immersion experience in the industry.

Click or tap on each year level for more information about the list of courses per semester. You may also click on the course code and title for more detailed information about each course, including prerequisite courses (if any) and total number of hours per semester.



First Semester

GED0101 – College Academic Skills in English
The course prepares students to be lifelong learners through the development of study habits and key academic skills, foremost of which are critical reading and analytic writing.

It hones students’ thinking and learning strategies necessary in gathering, weighing, and organizing relevant information from multimodal sources; drawing connections between ideas; distinguishing sound and unsound arguments; and expressing their own sound arguments in clear and concise language.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0102 – The Life and Works of Rizal
Rizal’s works and the story of Rizal’s life are staples of Philippine basic education. Whereas the focus in basic education has been on knowing the plot of Rizal’s novels and the facts of Rizal’s life, in this higher education course, Rizal’s works, life and social milieu, and Rizal as text will be examined more rigorously and thoroughly.

In this course, students will ask, and hopefully answer: What were Rizal’s social and political beliefs? Why did he hold these beliefs and what influenced his thinking? How has he been appropriated over the past century?

Insights into these questions will be arrived at by employing close reading of the texts by and about Rizal, reflections on and concretizations of these texts, class discussions, and research. It is hoped that these insights will lead to a fuller understanding of the self as Filipino in the 21st Century.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0103 – Mathematics in the Modern World
This course introduces students to the nature of mathematics as a discipline and as an essential tool in our modern society. It aims to acquaint students with the language of mathematics (including its own symbols, syntax and rules) and to develop their sense of sound mathematical arguments governed by logic and reasoning.

It also aims to change students’ perception of mathematics as merely a set of formulas and equations by exploring the interaction of mathematics with other fields of human endeavor such as the arts, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Various applications of mathematics, such as in data analysis, weighing of social choices, understanding codes in transmission of information, and optimal allocation of limited resources, among others, will also be surveyed in the course.

At the end of the semester, the students are expected to have a broader appreciation and understanding of mathematics and its role in their world.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0104 – Science, Technology and Society
The course explores the philosophical, cultural, political, and economic viewpoints of science and technology as it permeates in society. The focus is on broadening students’ awareness regarding the historical development of science and technology integral in fortifying humanity.

As students uncover the interaction of science and technology with society, they will also examine how the levels of social arrangement affect and shape this interaction.

The goal is for them to become informed citizens of society and be potential nation builders capable of responding critically to the most significant and unprecedented challenges of the contemporary world.

At the end of this course, students are expected to use local and global perspectives to rationally and ethically address human challenges that science and technology bring forth – its profits and risks, its promises and perils – to virtually all aspects of human life.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

GED0105 – Wika, Kultura at Lipunan
Nakatuon ang kursong Wika, Kultura at Lipunang Pilipino sa sosyolinggwistiko at sosyo-kultural na dulog na naglalayong linangin ang mapanuring pag-iisip ng mga mag-aaral sa pakikipagdiskurso sa ugnayan ng wika sa kultura at lipunang Pilipino.

Tinatalakay ng mga babasahin sa kursong ito ang papel at bisa ng wikang Filipino sa edukasyon, pamahalaan, midya, politika, ekonomiya at iba pang panlipunang institusyon.

Sa dulo ng kurso, inaasahang makabubuo ang mag-aaral ng kritikal na sanaysay sa pamamagitan ng pagdalumat sa relasyon ng wika sa kultura at lipunang Pilipino.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

FSM1101 – Philosophical and Socio-anthropological Foundations of Physical Education and Sports
A study of the diverse justifications on the educational value of PE and an examination how the various structures, patterns, organizations, and institutions in culture and society create, relate to, and influence physical education and sports; discussion of the historic tradition of mind / body and theoretical / practical knowledge dualism; conceptual analysis of the issues of sport as a human activity and the distinction and relationship between PE and sport.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0101 – Wellness and Recreation Program 1
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

NST0101 – National Service Training Program 1
The course, as mandated by Republic Act No. 9163, otherwise known as the National Service Training Act of 2001, aims to enhance the civic consciousness of the students “by developing the ethics of service and patriotism” while undergoing Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS).

NSTP1 covers topics through big sessions in campus that will tap on the students’ enthusiasm and idealism for nation-building, leadership and civic involvement. Combining active reflection in a creative dynamic learning environment, it prepares the students into actual community service in NSTP 2.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

GED0106 – Art Appreciation
This course delves into art as a tool in the awakening of societies reflective of the different historical periods. Particularly, it looks at the sociology of art and the intricacies that it brought to the progress of cultures and societies throughout history.

Placing art in context with history, religion, sexuality, social protest and media, the course will enable students to gain an insight into the significance of creativity in its many physical manifestations (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature, dance, drama, film and traditional arts).

By using formal theories in understanding artistic intent and expression through the study of formal theories, styles and movements in art, the students are expected to understand the role of art today.

The course will also allow students to experience “FEU as a Cultural Oasis,” cultural spaces (i.e. museums, galleries and heritage sites) and theatre and musical performances, and even contemporary forms like rap music and indie films.

Students are expected to present critical evaluation of artworks during different artistic periods. The final requirement is a critique paper or creative outputs that integrate the lessons in class.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0107 – Readings in Philippine History
The course critically analyses Philippine history from multiple perspectives and sources, with focus on Philippine urban history. It describes and examines important turning points from the precolonial to the modern and contemporary periods in Philippine urban history, including the social, political, economic and cultural factors that influenced them.

It introduces the students to historiography, an approach by which urbanization and the growth and development of Philippine towns and cities will be discussed.

At the end of the course, the students will have an expanded view of the historical narrative of the Philippines and its people, and will be able to utilize historical data, methodologies and perspectives in examining and responding to current issues in Philippine society, expressed in the form of creative outputs, written or digital.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0108 – Retorika at Panitikan ng Pilipinas
Tumatalakay ang Retorika at Panitikan ng Pilipinas sa apat na pangunahing diskurso (ekspositori, deskriptib, naratib at argumentatib) na gagamitin sa pagdalumat ng mga kaalaman gamit ang iba’t ibang tekstong pang-akademiko at pampanitikan.

Nakatuon ang kurso sa pagtatamo ng mapanuring pag-iisip sa pamamagitan ng kritikal na pagbabasa at pag-unawa sa iba’t ibang genre ng panitikan sa Pilipinas partikular sa pagsulat ng kritik na sanaysay at pagpapahayag gamit ang wastong kaalamaang retorikal.

(The course involves the study of the four discourse types (expository, descriptive, narrative and argumentative) through an examination of various academic and literary texts.

The students are expected to develop critical thinking through intensive reading of different literary genre in the Philippines. At the end of the course, they will practice effective rhetoric in writing a critical essay.)

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0109 – Speech Communication
In this course, students will apply verbal, nonverbal communication, and active listening strategies in addressing communication apprehensions involving face-to-face and mediated transactions.

They will hone their interpersonal skills focusing on building self-confidence, maintaining conversations, formulating concise messages, and managing diversity in social spaces. They will engage in conversation drills, text analysis, performance critiques, and present single-idea speeches aided by visuals.

At the end of the course they will become more effective communicators with a confident Public Self able to responsibly relate with diverse audiences.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0110 – Understanding the Self
This course focuses on relevant studies and issues on understanding the self, following an interdisciplinary approach within the framework of contextualism. It examines the forces that contribute to the formation of the self and emphasizes experiential learning to allow students to apply course topics to real life situations, issues, and concerns.

The topics will help students gain self-knowledge and facilitate self-discovery. Lessons will also include effective ways to achieve personal well-being and to improve their quality of life.

The course also focuses on current issues that influence the development of personal identity and social responsibility such as culture, gender and diversity, technology and cyberspace, spirituality, and politics.

At the end of the semester, students will be able to formulate conceptions of one’s self, demonstrate awareness of the complex nature of identities, as well as skills on managing the self.

Specifically, students will be able to answer the following questions: “What is the self?”, “What makes up the self?”, “Who am I?” and “How do I achieve success and well-being?”

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1102 – Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement
The course provides an understanding of the structure of the body and how they operate as systems. Students use anatomical models and digital media to provide a basis for understanding the structure and function of human body in terms of how it responds and adapts to physical activities in all its forms.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0102 – Wellness and Recreation Program 2
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0101 (Wellness and Recreation Program 1)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

NST0102 – National Service Training Program 2
This course is the natural follow through of the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) the students underwent in NSTP 1. It includes the programs and activities highlighted by the community service/immersion that are contributory to the welfare and the betterment of the life of the members of the community.

Among the areas where the students can make their contribution through CWTS 2 are education, environment, entrepreneurship, health and safety and the moral development of the members of the community where they render service.

It is hoped that this course will point them to a clearer life-long engagement in service and volunteerism.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5


First Semester

GED0111 – Purposive Communication
Purposive Communication is a skills-based course designed to enhance the students’ competence in dyadic, small group, public, and intercultural communication using practical techniques informed by the five Cs of a 21st Century Leader: critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, collaboration and teamwork, cross-cultural understanding and communicating information.

The course will further enable students to analyze and respond to issues and trends that may enhance or impede transactional communication, and will allow them to participate in activities related to the management of meanings in multimodal platforms (e.g. oral and written, online and offline).

Through active engagement in simulation activities, the course will train the students to become purposive, audience-centered, empathic, critical, assertive, and ethical communicators.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0112 – Scholarly Inquiry
This course will provide students with practical techniques in the generation of knowledge. It will introduce them to the process of systematic inquiry through analyses of research designs used in scholarly papers in various disciplines.

Students will be immersed in identifying researchable topics using various techniques such as concept-mapping, chunking, funneling; in surveying and gathering relevant literature; in the application of basic obtrusive and unobtrusive methods of data gathering/construction; and in the formulation of thematic inferences out of gathered/constructed data.

At the end of the course, the students will produce an empirical paper that demonstrates high degree of academic integrity. The paper should exhibit their appreciation of and curiosity in ideation and should reflect the characteristics of scholarly inquiry: systematic, cumulative, self-critical, heuristic, replicable, and timebound.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0113 – The Filipino in the Contemporary World
This course covers the concepts, theories and critical issues of globalization. Students will examine the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, ecological and other transformations that have created an increasing awareness of the interconnectedness of the Filipino with peoples and spaces around the globe.

They will venture to understand the contemporary world through what is known as progressive contextualization, a method of analysis that will help them trace connections between issues, events, and people on different scales.

Class activities will be in the form of healthy debates, film viewing and discussions, reading and analysis of texts on development theory, organizing online fora, and planning and producing a collaborative, multimedia project. The objective is for students to develop a sense of global citizenship so that they can become advocates for total human development.

At the end of the course, they should be able to concretize answers to the following questions: “What does this have to do with me?”, or, “What’s my part in this?”, and “What can I do to contribute to society as it is, or to help create change when needed?”

Global demography will be integrated in various modules, particularly on topics such as Poverty, Labor Contractualization, Migration, and the Filipino Diaspora.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1201 – Fundamentals of Management Practice
An overview of management, both as science and art, and its application to both business and non-business enterprise. The understanding of the theory, principles and practice of management is grounded on an understanding of man’s nature, purpose and motivation.

Application of the management functions in business planning and decision-making process provide the basic managerial functions, concepts and processes provide the framework for business planning and decision-making. Building on Ducker’s perspective of management, this provides student a basic understanding of the importance of business planning and the decision-making process involved in management functions.

The learner will be able to apply basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling, summarize the basic steps in business planning, outline the managerial decision-making process, identify the ethical economic, social, and environmental dimensions, as well as the short and long term effect of decisions and synthesize the important issues that relate to corporate social responsibility.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1202 – Operations Management
This course focuses on recent trends, developments, and applications of operations management principles in the business and non-business context.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1101 – Assessment of Fitness and Sports Performance
This course will deal with the examination of tools, tests, and measures that will aid in the assessment and analysis of fitness and sports performance. Students are expected to apply and administer various tests on each fitness component and sport skills.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1105 – Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity
The course provides an understanding of the physiological responses of the body to the acute and chronic stresses of exercise and training stimuli, and the adaptations that result from these.

Students are expected to: (1) define the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training of different type, intensities and duration; and (2) report and interpret physiological data and refute the fallacies usually associated with exercise performance; (3) discuss the mechanisms and effects of exercise and physical activity on pathology.

Prerequisite: FSM1102 (Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0103 – Wellness and Recreation Program 3
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0102 (Wellness and Recreation Program 2)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

GED0114 – Applied Ethics in Contemporary Times
The course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives (psychological, socio-anthropological, and ethical thoughts) in analyzing and resolving personal and contemporary social and ethical issues.

They will examine case studies using various frameworks in resolving ethical issues. The objective is to mold them to become responsible and responsive leaders, managers, employers, entrepreneurs, workers, and citizens steeped with the FEU core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

At the end of this course, the students will exercise critical decision-making skills (applied ethics) in resolving contentious ethical issues through case studies and creative outputs in the oral or written form.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

GED0115 – Pag-aaral ng Wika at Kulturang Rehiyonal
Inilaan ang kursong ito para sa mga Pilipinong mag-aaral na naglalayong magtamo ng pangunahing kasanayan sa paggamit ng piling wika mula sa isang rehiyon tungo sa paglinang ng kamalayang Pilipino.

Sa pamamagitan ng Communicative Approach at Systemic Functional Linguistics, inaasahang mapaunlad ang panlabas na pagtingin ng mga mag-aaral tungo sa panloob na pagsasakonsepto ng wika at kultura ng isang rehiyon.

(Using Communicative and Systemic Functional Linguistics approaches, the course is intended for Filipino students who aim to attain proficiency in their choice of regional language.

The purpose is to gain a deeper understanding of the culture in the region through a study of its language.)

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1203 – Principles of Accounting
An introductory course for future professional managers grounded on an entrepreneurial and ethical mindset. The framework consists of typical transactions and accounting problems of single proprietorship engage in service and merchandising business.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1204 – Principles of Marketing
This course provides an overview of the dynamics of marketing in terms of its process and function in the organization. Proposed marketing plan is a requirement of this course.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1205 – Principles of Finance
This course covers key concepts, principles and techniques of decision-making directed for creating economic value.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1102 – Exercise Prescription and Programming
This course will deal with the examination of tools, tests, and measures that will aid in the assessment and analysis of fitness and sports performance. Students are expected to apply and administer various tests on each fitness component and sport skills.

Prerequisite: ESS1101 (Assessment of Fitness and Sports Performance)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1104 – Sports and Exercise Psychology
This course provides and understanding of the social, psychological and environmental factors that influence exercise behavior, sports participation and performance through observations and analysis of sports and exercise settings.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0104 – Wellness and Recreation Program 4
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0103 (Wellness and Recreation Program 3)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5



First Semester

ESS1206 – Human Resource Management and Development
This course focuses on key leadership roles: organizational structure, planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, and performance management. A proposed training and development plan is a requirement of this course.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1208 – Basic Macroeconomics
This course will provide students with understanding of the general principles macroeconomics. These include economic growth, inflation, employment / underemployment / unemployment, business cycle, etc. Topics such as GDP, fiscal policies, supply and demand, local / international trade will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1106 – Research
Deals with the general concepts and methods of research focused on the physical and health education specializations. The emphasis is on the actual experience in the research process from the conceptualization of the problem to gathering of support literature and corresponding methodology. A research proposal is a requirement in the course.

Prerequisite: GED0112 (Scholarly Inquiry)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1103 – Principles of Motor Control and Learning of Exercise, Sports and Dance
This course covers human information processing in relation to the development of motor skills. The student should be able to apply structure, present and evaluate effective learning situations when teaching human movement.

Prerequisite: FSM1102 (Anatomy and Physiology of Human Movement)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1203 – Musculoskeletal Fitness / Resistance Training Methods
This course deals with the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to resistance and training exercise. The goal of this course is to identify techniques of resistance training and to design a training program that will enhance the fitness level and overall condition (physical) of the students, specifically muscular strength and endurance.

This course will also introduce proper technique in lifting weights and basic calculations to determine the proper workload, volume, intensity, sets, repetitions, progression and recovery.

Prerequisite: FSM1105 (Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1204 – Cardiorespiratory Fitness / Aerobic Training Methods
This course examines the knowledge and skills in formulating a program to improve cardiovascular / cardiorespiratory fitness. The goal of this course is to identify physical activities that will improve one’s cardiorespiratory fitness.

Also, aerobic training as method of improving one’s cardiorespiratory fitness will be emphasized as well as basic calculations to determine the proper cardiorespiratory fitness.

Prerequisite: FSM1105 (Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1205 – Team Sports I
Deals with the acquisition of sports specific skills whereby the relevant rules are integrated in the instruction. This course will cover team sports such as, but not limited to, soccer / football, basketball, volleyball, baseball / softball, etc.

Students are expected to achieve intermediate (minimum requirement) to advanced level of skills. Practice outside the class time whether individually or as a group is encourage and may be necessary to some students so that the expected performance (advanced level) will be achieved.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0105 – Wellness and Recreation Program 5
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0104 (Wellness and Recreation Program 4)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

FSM1208 – Swimming and Aquatics
Requires scientific acquisition of knowledge and skills in managing the body in water. Basic developmental skills for scientific swimming are introduce as well as games and other activities done. Lifesaving skills is likewise encouraged in the course. Students are expected to achieve intermediate (minimum requirement) to advanced level of skills.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1207 – Team Sports II
Deals with the acquisition of sports specific playing skills whereby the relevant rules are integrated in the instruction. This course will also cover the historical development, facilities and equipment, basic skills, strategies and rules of each sport.

This course will cover team sports such as, but not limited to, ultimate, handball, floorball, sepak takraw, etc. This course will also cover the historical development, facilities and equipment, basic skills, strategies and rules of each sport.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1301 – Strength and Conditioning
This course introduces the basics of resistance training with emphasis on hypertrophy, strength and power gains.

It also deals with the training of the other physical performance parameters such as endurance, movement efficiency and body composition.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1201 – Individual and Dual Sports I
The course covers: (1) the sport-specific skills or techniques, tactics and game situations for adaptation, transfer and improvisation of movement competencies, and (2) the continuum of learning a sport.

At the end of the course, students will engage theoretically and practically the methodologies for teaching the sport from teacher-directed to self-directed approaches. They will also think critically about the value and limitations of both these approaches to learning.

This course will cover the non-contact and racket sports such as, but not limited to, table tennis, badminton, lawn tennis, dart, biking, golf, etc.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1202 – Individual and Dual Sports II
The course covers: (1) the sport-specific skills or techniques, tactics and game situations for adaptation, transfer and improvisation of movement competencies, and (2) the continuum of learning a sport.

At the end of the course, students will engage theoretically and practically the methodologies for teaching the sport from teacher-directed to self-directed approaches. They will also think critically about the value and limitations of both these approaches to learning.

This course will cover the athletics and martial arts such as, but not limited to, track and field events, arnis, taekwondo, karate, judo, fencing, wrestling, etc.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1206 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation I
This course is designed to prepare students to become creative, thoughtful and determined professionals who are able to apply their analytical skills in developing well-planned and socially responsible ventures and innovations and persuasively convince clients or audiences.

In addition, students are expected to exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. A proposed comprehensive business plan is the major requirement of the course and shall be defended in front of a panel.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1104 – Ergogenics and Healthy Eating in Exercise and Sports
This course explores issues in food consumption in relation to physical activity energy requirements. It also covers performance enhancement through physical, mental and mechanical aids.

The student should be able to recommend appropriate adjustments to individual’s eating habits as well as provide and sound advice on the choice of performance aids.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0106 – Wellness and Recreation Program 6
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0105 (Wellness and Recreation Program 5)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5



First Semester

ESS1105 – Coaching Theory and Practice in Exercise and Sports
This course covers the theoretical aspects of the science of coaching, individuals and groups, and the development of coaching philosophy. This course will also cover analysis of different coaching approaches, strategies and tactics.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1106 – Prevention and Management of Exercise and Sports-Related Injuries
This course discusses the theory and practice of reducing risk for, as well as management of sports-related injuries.

This course will also cover diagnosis of sports-related injuries and shall develop programs on how to prevent and rehabilitate such injuries.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1107 – Contemporary Issues in Exercise and Sports
This course will aim to equip students to analyze and examine the complex interaction of social and cultural values as it relates to health and wellness in the past, present, and future.

Review and analysis of researches in the field exercise science is one of the requirements of the course.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1302 – Management of Information System and Technology
This course will cover the concept of management of information system and technology within the organization, particularly sport organizations. This course will look into how the various functions of information system strengthen the organization.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1103 – Sports Event Management
This course will cover the theoretical and practical application of management principles and functions in staging events.

Such events are, but not limited to, sports, entertainment, industry, marketing or advertising events, etc. Students are required to conduct actual events and shall provide analysis of the events conducted.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

ESS1207 – Business Ethics and Law
This course highlights work as human activity for the development of the worker, co-workers, culture, and society.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

FSM1209 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation II
This course is the continuation of Entrepreneurship and Innovation I. A feasibility study of the proposed business plan presented in FSM1206 shall be defended in front of a panel.

Prerequisite: FSM1206 (Entrepreneurship and Innovation I)
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0107 – Wellness and Recreation Program 7
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0106 (Wellness and Recreation Program 6)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 22.5

Second Semester

FSM1211 – Industry Immersion
An experiential course designed to give students and opportunity to be mentored in the working environment.

Through this course, a student will be exposed to work-related environment, learned relevant industrial knowledge and skills, and enrich their technical, communication, social and human skills. This course is the application of all the theories learned and a preparation for employment as well as for business.

Prerequisites: All major courses (FSM1101 to FSM1107, FSM1201 to FSM1209, FSM1301 and FSM1302) except for FSM1210 (Outdoor and Adventure Education) and professional courses (ESS1101 to ESS1106, ESS1201 to ESS1208) except for ESS1107 (Tamaraw Sports Leadership)
Credits: Six (6) units
Number of hours: 300 hours industry internship

ESS1107 – Tamaraw Sports Leadership
This course will cover the application of leadership principles and skills embodying the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness in exercise and sports settings.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: One (1) unit
Number of hours: 18 hours lecture per semester

FSM1210 – Outdoor and Adventure Education
This course provides students the venue to learn and enjoy outdoors, emphasizing on outdoor activity skills, safety, positive group dynamics, and environmental awareness. This course will cover outdoor activities such as, but not limited to, biking, mountaineering, camping, climbing, recreational sports, etc.

Prerequisite: None
Credits: Three (3) units
Number of hours: 54 hours lecture per semester

WRP0108 – Wellness and Recreation Program 8
The Far Eastern University Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP) is composed of courses classified as Indoor Wellness and Recreation, Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, Indoor and Outdoor Wellness and Recreation, and Adaptive Wellness and Recreation.

Each course is equivalent to 1.5 credit units. Students enrolled in a four-year program need to finish eight WRP courses and those in a five-year program ten (10) WRP courses.

Aligned with the Commission on Higher Education mandated Physical Education courses for Higher Education Institutions, the Wellness and Recreation Program promotes sustained engagement in physical fitness, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellness, recreation, nutrition, environmental, financial, occupational health awareness activities anchored on the core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

Prerequisite: WRP0107 (Wellness and Recreation Program 7)
Credits: one point five (1.5) units
Number of hours: 18 hours per semester

Total units: 11.5


Total program units: 169


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