Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences

May be either depending on option selected.

Major in Sports and Exercise Sciences-All Levels PE (Major Code: 462)

The mission of the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences, through the All-Level PE degree, at West Texas A&M University is to prepare undergraduate students for careers in physical education instruction and coaching in secondary school settings. Program goals are developed with the expectation students will be able to demonstrate evidence of content knowledge, leadership, communication skills and critical thinking towards employment and engaged citizens. Competencies and proficiencies, essential for professional preparation, are in alignment to the standards set by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).


The degree includes the following courses:

  • SES 2342 - Personal Fitness Concepts
  • SES 2355 - Theory and Practice of Non-Traditional Games
  • SES 3304 - Measurement and Evaluation Techniques 
  • SES 3311 - Principles of Instruction in Physical Activity
  • SES 3320 - Instructional Methodologies for Youth 
  • SES 3321 - Motor Development
  • SES 3325 - Programming for Heath and Wellness 
  • SES 4302 - Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
  • SES 4322 - Applied Instruction in Physical Activity 
Additional Degree Requirements:
  • Professional Education Core (21 hours plus six hours additional requirements)
  • Additional Content Emphasis (24 hours)
    • Choose from Agriculture, English Language Arts, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Science, Social Studies, Spanish (B.A. degree), Speech or Special Education.
    • Students interested in Texas Athletic Training at Secondary level have an opportunity to gain eligibility requirements with completion of degree with the following Athletic Training Specialization Courses:
      • BIOL 2401 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      • BIOL 2402 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      • ATTR 2170 - Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I
      • ATTR 2371 - Athletic Training I
      • ATTR 3310 - Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation
      • ATTR 3331 - Athletic Training Evaluation I - Lower Extremity
      • ATTR 3332 - Athletic Training Evaluation II - Upper Extremity
      • ATTR 4312 - Advanced Athletic Training
      • SES 3302 - Structural and Mechanical Kinesiology
      • SES 3341 - Exercise Physiology


NOTE: For teacher certification requirements, refer to the Department of Education section of your catalog.

State Licensure Statement

Requirements for licensure and/or certification vary from state to state. Our programs prepare students for licensure and/or certification in the State of Texas. We do not represent that our programs prepare students for licensure and/or certification in other states.