Academics - Sport and Kinesiology

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Sport and Kinesiology Department

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Management participates in the process of equipping persons for redemptive Christian leadership in two ways. First, it encourages students to engage in those continuing, active, healthy, Christian life practices which contribute to wellness. Second, it prepares students for careers in physical education and recreation.

The following are programs offered by the department: (1) general education – wellness/physical activities program; (2) physical education major; and (3) sport management major – with emphases in adult fitness and recreation leadership. Courses required for certification in driver education are also offered.


Majors & Minors


Exercise Science Major
The exercise science major prepares students who are seeking careers in the growing field of exercise science. The partnership agreement between Greenville University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIU-E) allows students gain access to state-of-the-art technology in the SIU-E lab and acquire a liberal arts education.
Physical Education Major
The Physical Education major has different requirements depending on the type of certification a student is seeking. Students wishing to earn a K-12 certificate must take 42 credits of Physical Education and 42 credits of Professional Studies in Education, and students wishing to earn a 6-12 teaching certificate must complete 40 credits of Physical Education and 43 credits of Professional Studies in Education. The Physical Education Major leads to a bachelor of science degree.
Sport Management Major
The Sport Management major consists of a minimum of 16 core requirement credits, and the selection of an emphasis which requires the completion of 16 additional credits. Although not required, Sport Management majors may substitute two credits of HPR 107/108/207/208 for the general education activity requirement. Students completing this major are eligible for the bachelor of science degree.

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