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Exercise and Sport Science Department

Faculty

Dana Pautsch, Department Chair

Jeremy Butler, Brittany Ladaa, Dana Pautsch

Curricular Distinctives

Want the competitive edge? Looking for a career that incorporates the love of the game with the need to succeed? Judson’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science prepares students for a variety of careers in Sport Management and Health and Wellness. The warm-up starts now!

Programs in Exercise and Sport Science offer:

  • Ample credit hours available after core/Gen Ed requirements allows students to pursue a minor or cohort of other “purposeful” courses and gives students the autonomy to truly customize their learning experiences to best meet their end goals.
  • The newly-revised, data-driven curriculum features courses that are aligned with core competencies that provide skills and abilities that are highly-marketable and desired by employers.
  • The variable-credit internship option allows students to tailor their capstone experience to best suit their needs and goals. In addition, the ESS “internship pipeline” will provide a seamless route from the classroom to career.
  • Experiential learning opportunities exist within nearly every class in the core.
  • Colloquium experiences for upper-level students create a cohort-style approach to undergraduate preparation that increases synergy and accountability and provides an extension of learning opportunities through shared experiences.

Majors

Health Promotion and Performance

With a solid foundation in health, science, nutrition, and psychology, Judson’s Health Promotion and Performance major will give you the edge you'll need to compete for employment opportunities in community and public wellness programs or pursue graduate training. Common career paths include personal training, coaching, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and fitness leadership. If you enjoy sharing the gift of health and wellness with others, this is your major!

Program Goals*

Students majoring in Health Promotion and Performance will:

  • Develop, both personally and professionally, into well-educated, ethical, competent health professionals
  • Understand and be prepared to deal effectively with critical issues in a changing global environment
  • Be able to connect key concepts related to the historical and psychological foundations of health
  • Demonstrate competency in the system aspects of health promotion and performance including but not limited to theories, cultural influences, the importance of collaborative relationships with stakeholders, and the importance of wellness across the lifespan
  • Demonstrate competency in the methodological aspects of health promotion and performance including but not limited to person-centered communication, identifying resources, and using evidence-based information to promote active participation in activities that promote health
  • Demonstrate competency in the professional aspects of health promotion and performance including but not limited to legal and ethical practices and personal growth
  • Demonstrate competency in the project management aspects of health promotion and performance including but not limited to program design, marketing, and evaluation, use of media and technology to communicate with stakeholders, and proactive logistical practices
  • Demonstrate competency in the contextual aspects of health promotion and performance including but not limited to self-awareness practices of identifying strengths and weaknesses, anticipating potential barriers, and adapting strategies to navigate a healthy lifestyle
  • Engage in experiential learning designed to promote relevant career experience
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge gained through their curricular coursework with a capstone experience
  • Reflect on the Christian faith’s implications as applied to life, work, and learning

Sport Management

Interested in putting your determination and drive to work in the sport industry? Judson's newly-modified Sport Management major incorporates courses in facility and event management, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, leadership, and technology to provide a cutting-edge foundation full of competencies that future employers will demand. The revised core also allows plenty of elective space for students to pursue a minor related to their personal interests and career goals. Our graduates are working across the country and overseas in the areas of sport facility management, sport retailing, sport information, sports marketing, sales, and more.

Program Goals*

Students majoring in Sport Management will:

  • Develop, both personally and professionally, into well-educated, ethical, competent sport management professionals
  • Understand and be prepared to deal effectively with critical issues in a changing global environment
  • Be able to connect key concepts related to the historical, sociological, and psychological foundations of sport
  • Demonstrate competency in the foundations of sport management including but not limited to management concepts, governance and policy, and international sport
  • Demonstrate competency in the functions of sport management including but not limited to operations, marketing, communication, and finance
  • Demonstrate competency in skills, knowledge, and abilities related to the environment of sport management including but not limited to legal and ethical aspects, diversity, and technology
  • Engage in experiential learning designed to promote relevant career experience
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge gained through their curricular coursework with a capstone experience
  • Reflect on the Christian faith’s implications as applied to life, work, and learning

*Across the curriculum, these learning objectives will be purposefully embedded into course content through creative pedagogies, interactive discussions, reflective assignments/assessments, and experiential learning. The assumed foundational content knowledge that should exist in each graduate through the calculated scope and sequence of all course objectives will be augmented by an overall emphasis on professionalism as it applies to communication, ethics, and technology.



Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar

 

Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate

 

Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)

 

Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting

 

Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director

 

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor

 

Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
Transcript Orders and Enrollment Verifications

 

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