Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences

MAJOR IN FITNESS AND SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Overview

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences (BSESS) is a 4-year undergraduate program of the 2018 curriculum which aims to train aspiring individuals to specialize in Fitness and Sports Management. Specifically, the program aims to develop highly competent graduates, who through research and mastery of integral concepts and processes of fitness and sports management, will be able to communicate, execute, and assess well-planned programs in applied exercise and sports sciences in various industry settings. BSESS is a non-board program which intends to provide meaningful learning experiences all throughout its courses through student-centered learning paradigm and approaches and culminates through an industry immersion-internship. The program is consisted of 2,610 hours of course work and 300 hours of industry immersion. Students who graduated from any Senior High School tracks can take the BSESS program.

Program Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate concepts and theories on fitness and sports in program designing.

Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Persuasive Communication, Creative Problem Solving

  • Develop theories and concepts of sports sciences in sports management and recreational program designing.

Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Persuasive Communication, Creative Problem Solving

  • Formulate concepts, processes and theories in management practices on resource and operations to exercise, sports and recreational programs and facilities.

Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Persuasive Communication, Creative Problem Solving

  • Design programs and interventions in exercises, sports and recreation using sport science and management concepts.

Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Persuasive Communication, Creative Problem Solving

  • Formulate management ideas on emerging sports and recreation industry through hands on experience.

Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Persuasive Communication, Creative Problem Solving, Professionalism

  • Select appropriate technology to enhance management of exercise, sports and recreational program operations.

Linked to FEU Core Competencies: Critical Thinking, Intellectual Curiosity, Persuasive Communication, Creative Problem Solving, Responsible Digital Citizenship

Career Pathways

Upon completion of the program, graduates may work as a school-, industry-, or community-based sports, fitness, and recreation manager, consultant, or entrepreneur. Graduates of the program may choose to pursue graduate degree programs related to physical education and exercise and sports science management.

Program Features

This program exhibits a holistic approach in education through the multitude of courses, learning approaches, and assessment it offers.

Program Curriculum

In the first two years of the program, General Education (GE) courses focus on developing learner’s foundation skills, like critical thinking and reflection, through facilitation of liberal education content. General Education courses constantly engage learners into critical discussion. Moreover, the GE also includes university-innovative courses, Scholarly Inquiry, College Academic Skills (CASE), and Speech Communication, which are designed to develop key college study habits, research, and academics skills of students.

On the other hand, professional courses cultivate among students the foundational theories and concepts, management content knowledge, and experiential learning of exercise and sports sciences, drawn out from the integrative courses of Physical Education, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Business and Management. Building from the foundation skills of general education courses, professional courses also engage students into critical discourse on issues and trends in exercise and sports science and thereby pave way to further discussion and inquiry on implications to theory, practice, and research.

Hence, major/specialization courses of the program focus on mastering foundation theory and concepts in physical education and sports, content-performance in games, sports, recreation, fitness, and experiential learning in fitness and sports management. Through foundational concepts, management content knowledge, and research on Fitness and Sports Management courses, students of the program are expected to conceptualize their management and decision-making paradigms and translate it to relevant and effective practices in fitness and sports management

To further give the students opportunities to explore more the complexity and well-roundedness of the program, BSESS also offers two electives on the specialization courses– Strength and Conditioning and Management of Information System and Technology.

Alongside with these courses, the Wellness and Recreation Program (WRP), which is a unique innovative-course feature of all programs in the university, is offered every semester to ensure that not only the cognitive faculties of students are developed but as also their physical fitness and socio-emotional soundness.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Recognizing the essentiality of knowledge generation and information navigation, the following approaches are embedded in the program to empower students on making informed choice as thinking teacher professionals in the future:

  • . In line with the university’s teaching and learning philosophy, the program makes use of student-centered learning approaches throughout its courses to enable students to collaborate and co-construct knowledge with their teachers and classmates. This approach, which is rooted on the learning paradigm of the university, makes use of various learning activities designed to initiate cognitive engagement among students through the practice of critical, reflective, creative, and problem-solving thinking skills.
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of atomistic learning and single-mindedness thinking, the program makes use of interdisciplinary approach where students have opportunities to educational and societal trends and issues using different disciplinal lenses. Through learning experiences taking this approach, students are expected to make sense of different perspectives and make connections between learnings on different courses.
  • Method of teaching each course of the program is informed by research. Likewise, research on different areas of education as required readings are central to the discussions made inside the classroom. Moreover, course capstone projects come in the form of research-based outputs to instill to students the habit of making research-informed choices in teaching and learning.
  • To promote and develop independent learning, as well as to provide flexibility in terms of learning space, selected courses of the program, in particular, four of the GE courses, utilize blended learning approach where some time allotted for the course is spent for students to attend classes virtually through the use of the university’s learning management system. Likewise, students are exposed in different technological media in attending regular face-to-face meeting for each courses of the program.

Assessment and Research

Completion of courses under the program is dependent to the accomplishment of assessment tasks negotiated by the teacher and students for the semester. As the program values student learning not only as a product but also as a process, formative assessments which are conducted during the learning process are done to monitor and give feedback to students’ works. These formative assessments lead to summative assessments which focus on evaluating student learning at the end of instructional unit and course.

Gearing away from the traditional paper and pencil tests, the program also makes use of authentic or non-traditional assessment to better exhibit learning outcomes intended for the course and the program. This authentic assessment comes in the form of creative capstone projects which serves as a culmination of all relevant learning experiences for the course. Moreover, most of these capstone projects come in the form of research-based outputs to instill to students the habit of making research-informed choices in teaching and learning.

Aside from research-based outputs as capstone projects, the Research course of the program is   dedicated for students to fully understand and do research works, broadly in exercise and sports science, and specifically in fitness and sports management, respectively. Thus, the course aims for students to produce quality research paper and enable them to understand research as a way of life in their profession.

Internship

Experiential learning courses immerse students in fitness and sports management in the industry setting through the supervision of cooperating practitioners from partner industries. Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 and 2 prepare students to full time internship by allowing them to observe, participate, and assist in fitness and sports programs in a working environment. On the last semester of the program, students engage in full time industry internship under the mentorship of a cooperating practitioner from partner industries and guidance of the course facilitator. Moreover, through this internship, intern students are expected to be well-equipped in applying their acquired knowledge and developing strategies into the workplace.

Award Requirements

Students need to complete a total of 2,610 hours of course works and 300 hours of work immersion. Further, students need to have a minimum quality point average (QPA) of 2.20 to graduate.

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Contact Details

Far Eastern University

Institute of Education – Undergraduate Programs

Nicanor Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila

8849-4000 local 257

  • Nicanor Reyes Street, Sampaloc, Manila
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