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Aquatics Leadership
Concentration

(122 semester hours)

The Aquatics Leadership concentration provides entry-level professional preparation for students who will be competent to design and implement effective aquatic programs for a wide range of community settings.

Student Learning Goals

Students completing this concentration will demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomical structures and hydrodynamic principles pertaining to aquatic skill performance, as well as the sociohistorical, behavioral and biophysical aspects of exercise and sport. They will demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic water safety, as well as appropriate health and safety practices for aquatic facilities.

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: STA 108

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: BIO 111; and CHE 103 or CHE 111

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
required: ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and CST 105

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
ESS 330 and PSY 121

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

ESS 250, 330*, 351, 375, 376, 386, and 388, and 6 activity courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

NOTE: No required ESS course may be taken more than twice. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same required ESS course will be dropped from their concentration. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same ESS Theory Core course will be dropped from the major.

*ESS 330 satisfies 3 s.h. of GSB.

IV Related Area Requirements

BIO 111*, BIO 271, and 277 or approved transfer courses; CHE 103*, 104 and 110L, or CHE 111*, 112, 114 and 115; CST 105*; HEA elective; MGT 200; NTR elective; PSY 121*; RPM 111; STA 108*

*BIO 111, and CHE 103 or CHE 111 satisfy GNS; CST 105 satisfies 3 s.h. of GRD; PSY 121 satisfies 3 s.h. of GSB; STA 108 satisfies GMT.

V Additional Concentration Requirements

ESS 202, 220, 258, 359, 390, 391, 458, 459, 494

VI Electives

Students may select courses to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.

VII Additional Requirements

Additional information may be found in the ESS Handbook.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.30 and a grade of at least C (2.0) in each required ESS course at the 100–499 levels is required for permission to enroll in any ESS 500-level course.
  • Certification in First Aid and adult and child CPR must be current for ESS 494.
  • ESS 494 (Internship experience) requires an overall GPA of 2.50 and an application process with specific requirements. See section on “Requirements for Internships.
  • To qualify for graduation in this concentration, all majors must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in each required course with an ESS prefix.
  • To graduate, all majors must obtain at least 36 s.h. in courses at the 300 level or above.
  • Appeals of any of these requirements must be filed with the appropriate departmental committee within one academic year.