Department of Exercise Science

The objectives of the department are as follows:

 

  1. The professional preparation of skilled teachers of physical education and health, as well as qualified persons in the allied areas of coaching, athletic training  and the fields of leisure and sports management;
  2. Preparation for the student to pursue graduate studies;
  3. The opportunity for the student to experience both the learning of theory and the discovery of application through practical extracurricular experiences;
  4. The oppurtunity for certification in first aid, CPR, lifeguard training and water safety instruction;
  5. Wholesome health and fitness attitudes and knowledge for all students so that they may have the opportunity to discover and to choose healthy lifestyles.

 

Majors and Minors

 

Benedictine College offers an Athletic Health Care major as well as a major and minor in Physical Education.

 

Requirements

 

COURSE CATALOG

 

Careers

 

Careers in the field include certified athletic trainer, personal trainer, coach, and physical education/health teacher.

 

Campus Organizations and Activities

 

  • Student Athletic Trainers Club
  • Intramurals
  • Rugby Club

 

Faculty

 

  • Mary Flynn, Instructor and Chair
  • Lanny Leroy, Director of Athletic Traning and Instructor
  • Dennis Murphy, Instructor
  • Jon Stammers, Assistant Professor
  • Patrick Hodapp, Adjunct Instructor
  • Angela Humburg, Adjunct Instructor
  • Kylei Mason, Adjunct Instructor
  • Sharon Mathis, Professor Emerita
  • Crystal Sanders, Instructor
  • Natalie Snead, Aquatics Instuctor

 

Contact Information

 

Benedictine College Athletic Training Program Board of Certification 3-Year Pass Rate 2013-16

 

Item

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

3 Year

Cumulative

 

# of Program Grads

4

5

4

13

# of Grads who took BOC Examination

4

3

1

8

# Passed on

first attempt

1

1

1

3

% First Attempt

Pass rate

25%

33%

100%

38 %

# Passed on subsequent attempts

2

3

1

6

% Multiple attempts Pass rate

50%

100%

100%

75%

 

The Athletic Training Program at Benedictine College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 because it lacked a 70% first-time pass rate as required by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.