About the Department
The Movement and Sports Science (MSS) Department is an academic department within the College of Arts and Sciences. Originally known at the Physical Education Department, the change to Movement and Sports Science is reflective of the varied objectives of the department. Currently, the MSS department offers three tracks of study within two degrees.
Bachelor of Science Degree in MSS - Education
The MSS Education Major prepares students to teach Physical Education in the State of California public school system. Upon completion of the degree, the MSS Education graduate is eligible to begin the Teacher Education program leading towards the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education.
Bachelor of Science Degree - MSS General
Students who are interested in the sports sciences may pursue the MSS General Studies track. Students may pursue this track with the goal of graduate studies in the sports sciences, careers as personal fitness trainers or strength coaches, or coaching. Students interested in becoming physical therapists may select the MSS General Studies track or the Athletic Training major to fulfill many of the prerequisites for entrance into physical therapy graduate programs. The department chairperson designs the MSS General Studies major to meet the needs of the student's alternate career choice. Each major will prepare a student for graduate study in the Movement and Sports Science field.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training
The Athletic Training Major prepares students to become Certified Athletic Trainers by addressing the educational and clinical competencies required to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. This is a challenging program and requires formal acceptance into the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). For further information, please visit the Athletic Training web site at http://athletictraining.ulv.edu