Department of Exercise and Sport Science
BRENDA PATTERSON, Chair, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Professor of Physical Education, 2007—
BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1975; MEd, Middle Tennessee State University, 1978; EDS, Middle Tennessee State University, 1982; EdD, Tennessee State University, 1999.
LEIGH ANN DANZEY-BUSSELL, Associate Professor of Sport Management, 2016 —
BA, University of Alabama, 1987; BA, University of Alabama, 1988; MA, Northeast Louisiana University, 1992; PhD, Florida State University, 1997.
AARON HALL, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, 2017—
BS, Lipscomb University, 2008; DPT, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2011.
Department of Exercise and Sport Science General Information
Within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science students can pursue undergraduate majors in Physical Education and Health Teaching (K-12 licensure), Sport Management, or Exercise Science. The programs offer a comprehensive array of courses and laboratory experiences designed to develop professionals for their chosen vocation or in some cases, preparation for continued education in graduate programs. The teaching major is approved by the Tennessee Board of Education and is part of the unit accredited by NCATE. The Sport Management major has a choice of two different areas of concentration, while the Exercise Science major has a choice of three different concentration areas, some of which are preparation for those wanting to do graduate work in a health care degree or other related areas. Both majors include practicums that are designed to extend the student's learning experience by working in organizations that are appropriate for the student's career interest.
The mission of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at Trevecca Nazarene University is to prepare students for a career in the field of education as a physical education and health teacher, a career in the sport management or recreation-related fields, or the pursuit of a graduate degree in physical therapy, exercise physiology or health care. The diverse curricular offerings of the department, integrated with several supporting courses from other disciplines, give the student a solid foundation to build a future career. All courses carry an emphasis of enhanced learning from a Christian perspective which provides our majors with a unique, complete and holistic learning opportunity.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Department of Exercise and Sport Science seeks to equip their graduates with an academic foundation that will help them to be successful in their chosen field of study. The Department also offers minors in Physical Education/Health Education, Sport Science, and Exercise Science. All department majors and minors must obtain a grade of "C-" or above in all required courses.
Exercise Science Student Learning Outcomes :
Graduates with a major in Exercise Science will be able to:
- Demonstrate a functional use of anatomy and biomechanics of the human body.
- Implement skills for the prevention, recognition, management, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation associated with physical activity.
- Communicate and interpret the physiological effects of exercise and nutrition on the human body.
- Analyze joint actions, muscle actions, and mechanic principles which apply to the performance of a specific movement.
- Demonstrate the different methods for assessing health status of clients and evaluate the results for exercise assessment, communication of Christian principles, and programming.
- Attain the knowledge, skills and prerequisite standards for program admittance and/or certification.
Concentration Student Learning Outcomes for Exercise Science:
Graduates with the following concentrations in Exercise Science should be able to:
- Design and implement workout/treatment programs that enhance / regain maximal physical performance.
- Evaluate the condition and progress of patients' physical conditions and make adjustments and design changes to workout/treatment programs that will improve time to performance ratios.
Pre-Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
- Design and implement workout/treatment programs that enhance/regain maximal physical performance.
- Evaluate athletes'/exercisers' physical conditions and make adjustments and design changes to workout/treatment programs that will improve performance/function.
Personal Training / Strength and Conditioning
- Design and implement workout programs that will enhance/maintain maximal physical performance and desired level of fitness.
- Evaluate the condition and progress of individuals engaged in conditioning programs and make adjustments to workout programs that will improve time to desired outcomes ratios.
Sport Management Student Learning Outcomes:
Graduates with a major in Sport Management will be able to:
- Implement management and Biblically based leadership skills relevant to a specific area of concentration.
- Analyze and evaluate legal issues and liability concerns associated with the sport management field.
- Develop strategic plans for developing, promoting, and marketing sport-related venues and programs.
- Evaluate and develop improvement plans for sport management programs, their facilities, personnel, and other administrative components.
- Implement various psychological strategies and Biblical applications for improving communication, motivation, and the performance of those in sport-related programs.
- Gain field knowledge, skill, and experience in a sport-related program.
Concentration Student Learning Outcomes for Sport Management :
Graduates with the following concentrations in Sport Management should be able to:
- Effectively plan and prepare season practice strategies and practice sessions for a specific sport.
- Teach and evaluate various sport skills and team strategies.
- Develop and implement strategies for using sports as a tool for ministry.
- Evaluate strategies and practices of sport ministry organizations in contrast with Biblical principles and application.