Beyond The Classroom
Students are eligible to participate in the Honors Program in their junior year of study. Consideration for admission to the Honors Program may be initiated by the student or by any faculty member in the Department of Sports & Exercise Science.
To apply for admission, students must:
• Have completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate hours at an accredited institution
• Have completed a minimum of 15 undergraduate hours in the Sports & Exercise Science Major at Cameron University
• Have/Maintain a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the Sports & Exercise Major
The Honors Program Committee is tasked with reviewing the materials for all eligible applicants on an ad hoc basis to include recommendations for admissions to the Honors Program. Students may be removed from the Honors Program at any time upon their own request or upon recommendation of the Honors Program Committee in consultation with the Department of Sports & Exercise Science Chair. There is no penalty for removal from the Honors Program.
Graduation Requirements with Honors
To obtain Honors in the Sports & Exercise Science Major, students must:
• Submit a typed statement (maximum length of 500 words) explaining what the student’s academic/career goals are in their
respective major within the Department of Sports & Exercise Science and how the Honors Program is relevant to the
student’s academic and/or career interests
• Have/Maintain A GPA of 3.50 or higher in the Sports & Exercise Science Major
• Complete a literature review with faculty mentorship in field of study and present findings at an approved conference
• Complete a project-based learning component related to field of study with faculty mentorship
• Implement a service-based learning component with mentorship at an approved site or event
• Comply with all procedural and substantial requirements established by the Honors Faculty Council for graduating with
Honors in the Sports & Exercise Science Department
• Meet department and graduation requirements for Sports & Exercise Science
• Upon meeting the above requirements, the honors notation will appear on a student’s official transcript
body composition lab
This facility contains the Bod Pod air displacement plethysmography system, Tanita BIA machines, Lange skinfold calipers, anthropometers and physician scale that are used in the analysis of body composition in adults and children.
Exercise Physiology Lab
Numerous treadmills, cycle ergometers, elliptical trainers and select resistance exercise equipment provide a diverse exercise mode selection. Lactate analysis through fingertip sampling, measurement of energy expenditure, VO2 max through the Fitmate Pro metabolic cart, spirometry with COSMED microquark, BIODEX 3 isokinetic dynamometer along with heart rate and blood pressure monitoring during rest and exercise.
Therapeutic Exercise Lab
Rehabilitation and reconditioning of the injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved in physical activity through use of various modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and therapeutic exercise.
Please contact Bryson Hughes for questions about lab equipment and/or interest in body composition assessment:
Bryson Hughes, Faculty Supervisor
SES 4053 Practicum is a 16 week, fully-online 3 credit-hour course that is completed by majors during their last semester. The course is comprised of an internship experience that includes a minimum of 120 hours of work (e.g. 8–10 hours per week) that must be completed within the semester for which the student is receiving credit. For more information about the Practicum experience, please review the Practicum Manual.
There are several internship partners in various sports and exercise disciplines. Students can contact their academic advisor for additional internship site information. College Central Network can also provide students with information about possible internship sites.