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WSU College of Education

Undergraduate Education

Change a child’s life through learning. Roam the sidelines of a major sporting event. Help an athlete get back on the field.

All our programs have a good mix of classroom hours and practical experience through practicum or internship. In class you learn how to bring 21st century solutions to 21st century issues. Then, you get out in the field and you make a difference.

No matter what major you choose — or which WSU campus you call home — you will emerge ready to hit the ground running in the world of education, kinesiology, or sport. Our graduates make a difference in the communities where they serve.

 

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and medical illnesses.  They also develop and implement rehabilitation program for injured patients.  Athletic trainers are usually one of the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur on the field.  They also work in healthcare facilities, including physician offices, industrial clinics and in hospitals.  WSU’s athletic training program has been accredited since 1974 by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.  The 5 year professional program includes a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and Master of Athletic Training, along with a minimum of 2,000+ hours of clinical education.  This program provides opportunities to gain experiences with Division- I Athletics in the training facilities of a Pac-12 athletic institution, along with local high schools, physical therapy clinics, general medical clinics and other collegiate facilities.

Program requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses
Pullman

SPORT MANAGEMENT

A degree in sport management provides students with essential theoretical and empirical knowledge, professional skills, learning experiences, and academic support needed to succeed in this professional field. Faculty share their knowledge in management, marketing, communication, finance, law and other fields, and unpack for students how they apply to sport. Coursework in business administration and communication enriches students’ knowledge and experience. The curriculum includes 180 hours of practicum experience, and a final internship places students in the field to prepare them for careers within the sport and recreation industry.

This degree prepares students to be leaders in a dynamic and rapidly changing industry. Graduates pursue careers in professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, campus and community recreation, private organizations and facilities, and other areas still. Professional placements include positions in management, marketing, fundraising, sales, communication, equipment and operations management, recreation programs, and other areas still.

Program requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses
Pullman

Kinesiology

The kinesiology degree allows students to generate, interpret, disseminate, and apply kinesiology discipline knowledge across a variety of contexts in order to enhance health, productivity, and quality of life. Coursework includes anatomy, philosophy, psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and motor development and control. The curriculum provides practical, hands-on opportunities for students to work with diverse populations, through practicum and internship. Students have enhanced learning opportunities with access to world-class research labs and innovative teaching methods. Students gain skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of professional positions, certifications, and post-graduate work associated with kinesiology.

Graduates have gone on to work in recreation and sport programs for youth, senior citizens, and other special populations, as well as with corporate health, health clubs, clinical and industrial health care, and wellness programs. Graduates are also well prepared for advanced education leading to physical therapy, occupational therapy, coaching, medicine, or other kinesiology sub-disciplines.

Program requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses
Pullman

TEACHER EDUCATION

Our curriculum will give you the best start possible to being an effective K-12 teacher. Successful completion of our teacher education program leads to Washington teacher certification. We give our students the chance for supervised classroom experience through 200 hours of practicums and a full semester of student teaching. We facilitate access to classroom teaching opportunities in every region of Washington, as well as in English-speaking schools overseas. We maintain strong professional connections through professors who collaborate with more than 130 school districts.

Students who plan to teach in grades K-8 will pursue an endorsement in elementary education. Students who plan to teach specific subjects (such as high school history or music), will complete a major in that area of expertise, and will choose the teacher preparation option. Want to change the world? Be a teacher!

Program requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses
Pullman • Tri-Cities • Vancouver

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Available on the following campuses

Pullman

Contact us

Office of Undergraduate Student Services
edstudents@wsu.edu
316 Education Addition and Smith Gym 112
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-4855

 


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