Bachelor of Science in Sports Science (4 years)

Offered by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences – Department of Sports Science

First offered in 2001

Description

Sports Science is an interdisciplinary field designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent understanding of applied exercise and sports sciences in terms of fitness and sports coaching, and the management of fitness and sports programs in various industry settings. The fitness and sports coaching major is part of a standalone degree, but it enhances and complements the coaching licensure and/or certification accredited by relevant international and national governing sports bodies, as well as fitness-related certifications by reputable organizations in the field. This knowledge and skills base allows graduates to address the relevant needs of employers and pursue further specialization studies. 

Career Opportunities

  1. Exercise and Sport Specialist working in national sports associations (NSAs), government organizations, as well as scholastic and professional sports programs
  2. Fitness and Sports Program Specialist in community sports and wellness
  3. Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  4. Corporate and Commercial Fitness Practitioners
  5. Public and Private Sports Development Program
  6. Educator and Researcher in the Academe
  7. Post-Graduate Studies in Sports and Exercise Sciences and other related fields
  8. Further Education in Law and Medicine 

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

BS Exercise and Sports Science Major in Fitness and Sports Coaching

New Program Outcomes effective AY 2018-2019 (Collaboration of Old Curriculum’s Program Outcomes and CHED CMO Program Outcomes)

  1. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice, as well as the foundations of applied exercise and sports sciences to stakeholders, other professionals and practitioners (Philippine Qualifications Framework level 6 descriptor)
  2. Communicate effectively through oral, written, and technological formats, using both English and Filipino, with stakeholders, allied professionals, and various practitioners
  3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams (PQF level 6 descriptor)
  4. Act in recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility and integrity by adhering to ethical behaviors and discerning boundaries of competence
  5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (based on RA 7722)
  6. Apply evidence-based evaluations and/or interventions in fitness, sports, and recreation that can improve sports performance and promote an active and healthy lifestyle for lifelong activities, in relation to current trends and practices
  7. Apply concepts, processes, and theories in the organization, administration, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in fitness, sports performance, and wellness
  8. Conduct research and generate technical reports on sports studies and other related fields
  9. Promote the advancement of the profession through lifelong learning and adherence to work and professional ethics, as well as advocacy pursuits 

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees
Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Rehabilitation Sciences” tab for the tuition fees.

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
SS 1031 Philosophical and Socio-Anthropological Foundations of Physical Education and Sports 3 0 3
SS 1032 Anatomy of Human Movement and Performance 1 (Basic Anatomy) 2 0 2
SS 1032L Anatomy of Human Movement and Performance 1 Laboratory (Basic Anatomy Lab) 0 3 1
SS 1033 Ergogenics and Healthy Eating in Exercise and Sports 1 (Lecture) (Basic Nutrition + Exercise Physiology 1) 2 0 2
SS 1033L Ergogenics and Healthy Eating in Exercise and Sports 1 (Laboratory) (Basic Nutrition + Exercise Physiology 1) 0 3 1
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 6 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
SS 1034 Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity 2 0 2 SS 1033,
SS 1033L
SS 1034L Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 1033,
SS 1033L
SS 1035 Anatomy of Human Movement and Performance 2 (Sports Kinesiology) 2 0 2 SS 1032,
SS 1032L
SS 1035L Anatomy of Human Movement and Performance 2 (Laboratory) (Sports Kinesiology) 0 3 1 SS 1032,
SS 1032L
SS 1036 Principles of Motor Control and Learning of Exercise, Sports, and Dance 2 0 2 SS 1032,
SS 1032L,
SS 1033,
SS 1033L
SS 1036L Principles of Motor Control and Learning of Exercise, Sports, and Dance (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 1032,
SS 1032L,
SS 1033,
SS 1033L
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 20 18 26

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
READ PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
SS 1037 Ergogenics and Healthy Eating in Exercise and Sports 2 (Lecture) (Sports Nutrition) 2 0 2 SS 1034,
SS 1034L
SS 1037L Ergogenics and Healthy Eating in Exercise and Sports 2 (Laboratory) (Sports Nutrition) 0 3 1 SS 1034,
SS 1034L
SS 1038 Biomechanics 2 0 2 SS 1035,
SS 1035L,
SS 1036,
SS 1036L
SS 1038L Biomechanics (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 1035,
SS 1035L,
SS 1036,
SS 1036L
SS 1039 Individual and Dual Sports (Content Performance) 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 24 6 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP  Art Appreciation 3 0 3
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
SS 10310 Sports and Exercise Physiology 2 0 2 SS 1031,
UND_SELF
SS 10310L Sports and Exercise Physiology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 1031,
UND_SELF
SS 10311 Swimming and Aquatics (Content Performance) 3 0 3
SS 10312 Team Sports (Content Performance) 3 0 3
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 25 3 26

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
SS 10313 Coaching Theory and Practice in Fitness and Sports 2 0 2 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10313L Coaching Theory and Practice in Fitness and Sports (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10314 Exercise Prescription and Programming 2 0 2 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10314L Exercise Prescription and Programming (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10315 Physical Activity for Special Population (Enhancement) 2 0 2 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10315L Physical Activity for Special Population (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10316 Strength and Conditioning 3 0 3 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10317 Assessment of Fitness and Sports Performance 2 0 2 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10317L Assessment of Fitness and Sports Performance (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L
SS 10318 Drugs in Sports (Enhancement) 2 0 2 SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 10319 Contemporary Issues in Sports and Exercise 3 0 3 SS 1031
SS 10320 Outdoor and Adventure Recreation 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 12 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
SS 10321 Prevention and Management of Exercise and Sports-Related Injuries 2 0 2 SS 10313,
SS 10313L,
SS 10314,
SS 10314L,
SS 10316,
SS 10317,
SS 10317L
SS 10321L Prevention and Management of Exercise and Sports-Related Injuries (Laboratory) 0 3 1 SS 10313,
SS 10313L,
SS 10314,
SS 10314L,
SS 10316,
SS 10317,
SS 10317L
SS 10323 Exercise Rehabilitation (Enhancement) 2 0 2 SS 10314,
SS 10314L,
SS 10316
SS 10323L Exercise Rehabilitation (Laboratory) (Enhancement) 0 3 1 SS 10314,
SS 10314L,
SS 10316
SS 10324 Sports Ethics and Law 3 0 3 ETHICS,
SS 1031,
SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 10319
SS 10325 Cardiorespiratory Fitness (Content Performance) 3 0 3
SS 10326 Musculoskeletal Fitness (Content Performance) 3 0 3
SS 10327 Research 1 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 6 24
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
SS 10328 Internship 1 0 48 16 SS 1031,
SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 10311,
SS 10312,
SS 10313,
SS 10313L,
SS 10314,
SS 10314L,
SS 10315,
SS 10315L,
SS 10316,
SS 10317,
SS 10317L,
SS 10318,
SS 10319,
SS 1032,
SS 1032L
SS 10320,
SS 10321,
SS 10321L,
SS 10323,
SS 10323L,
SS 10324,
SS 10325,
SS 10326,
SS 10327,
SS 1033,
SS 1033L,
SS 1034,
SS 1034L,
SS 1035,
SS 1035L,
SS 1036,
SS 1036L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L,
SS 1039
SS 10329 Sports Seminar 1 (Enhancement) 2 0 2 SS 1031,
SS 10310,
SS 10310L,
SS 10311,
SS 10312,
SS 10313,
SS 10313L,
SS 10314,
SS 10314L,
SS 10315,
SS 10315L,
SS 10316,
SS 10317,
SS 10317L,
SS 10318,
SS 10319,
SS 1032,
SS 1032L
SS 10320,
SS 10321,
SS 10321L,
SS 10323,
SS 10323L,
SS 10324,
SS 10325,
SS 10326,
SS 10327,
SS 1033,
SS 1033L,
SS 1034,
SS 1034L,
SS 1035,
SS 1035L,
SS 1036,
SS 1036L,
SS 1037,
SS 1037L,
SS 1038,
SS 1038L,
SS 1039
SS 10330 Research 2 3 0 3 SS 10327
TOTAL 5 48 21

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
SS 10331 Internship 2 0 48 16 SS 10328
SS 10332 Sports Seminar 2 (Enhancement) 2 0 2 SS 10329
TOTAL 2 48 18

 

Program Policies

 

Rules on Promotion

The passing grade for all courses, following the official conversion table is 75%.

Grades in all courses are computed on Base 65

  • e.g., for a 100-item exam, the passing score is 65/100.

Grades in all skills laboratory courses are computed on Base 75.

Computation of Grades

FINAL GRADE

Equal to the average of 3 SHIFTING GRADES

If ≥ 74.50% = PASS
If ≤74.49% = FAILURE

For all courses with Lecture and Laboratory:

There will be two separate grades for

  • Lecture
  • Laboratory

Failure in either will not affect passing grade in the other.

A student with a failing grade with lecture and laboratory components will not be allowed to enroll in any course that has the failed component as prerequisite.

5-Point Grading System for Final Grades

Promotion to the Second Year

In order to be promoted to the second year of the program, the student must meet the program’s minimum general weighted average (GWA) as computed by the Office of the Registrar by the end of the Second Term of the First Year, as follows:

  • Physical Therapy – 2.750
  • Occupational Therapy – 2.750
  • Speech-Language Pathology – 2.750
  • Sports Science – 2.750

Failure to meet the required minimum GWA will mean the student will be taken out of the program in the College and tagged as NTBR (Not to be Readmitted).

Dropping from the Roll
  • Also known as NTBR (Not To Be Readmitted)
  • Accumulated failures > 9 units
  • Failures > 1/2 their load for IRREGULAR Students
  • Failure in the same subject twice
  • 1st-year students who in the 1st term incur failures of >9 units may be allowed to enroll ON PROBATION in the 2nd term in courses authorized by the Dean. However, they will not be readmitted to the next academic year.
Other Relevant Policies
  • No student shall be allowed to take any third-year course with deficiencies in any second-year course, including PE and NSTP.
  • No student in the College shall be allowed to shift to another program within the College at any period of his/her stay in the College.
  • Professional courses are only offered once a year.
  • Failure in any professional course will cause a delay of at least a year in the student’s program study.