Exercise Science and
Physical Education

Help an athlete achieve peak performance,
or help patients safely participate in physical activity.

The Exercise Science major at Welch College is designed to prepare exercise science professionals who will become leaders in fitness, wellness and sports.  The program will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities to serve in the student’s choice of the following fields:  recreation, personal training, teaching physical education, coaching, physical therapy and occupational therapy.   Each student will get classroom instruction as well as laboratory and practical experiences through an internship.

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Program Details

38 hours of Arts and Sciences Core
30 hours of Theological Studies
27 hours of Exercise Science Core

Emphasis (Choose 1)
Recreation Leadership
– 29 hours
Physical Education (teacher licensure) – 35 hours
Sports Management – 31 hours
Human Performance – 29 Hours

124 – 130  Total credit hours

Sample Core Courses

PHE 2606. PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES – Theory and practice of the methods of preventing and caring for injuries incurred in physical education and athletic programs, with emphasis on the practical aspects of treatment, taping, and rehabilitation.

PHE 3256. INSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL AND DUAL SPORTS – This course is designed to introduce history, theories, safety precautions, teaching progressions, and skill development so the student can understand and aquire competency in individual and dual sports. Sports activities to be selected from the following: badminton, bowling , table tennis, golf, racquetball, tennis, and fitness activities.

PHE 3264. INSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF TEAM SPORTS – This course is designed to introduce history, theories, safety precautions, teaching progressions, and skill development so the student can understand the aquisition of competencies in various team sports. Sport activities to be selected from the following: basketball, field hockey, flag football, soccer, softball, team handball, and volleyball.

PHE 3503. PSYCHOMOTOR DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN – A comprehensive guide to planning and implementing a developmental physical education program