Benedictine offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Exercise and Sports Studies in addition to the B.A. in Physical Education. The B.A. in Exercise and Sports Studies offers students an opportunity to enter the fields of health, fitness and athletics outside of a teacher education program.
The Exercise and Sports Studies major consists of:
Choosing between Exercise and Sports Studies or Physical Education Programs
The B.A. in Exercise and Sports Studies is right for you if:
The B.A in Physical Education is right for you if:
What careers are available with a degree in Exercise and Sports Studies?
Career choices of Exercise and Sports Studies majors include:
Dr. Mary Jeffery, Ed.D.
Dr. Mary Jeffery, Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Licensure Officer
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Dr. Mary Jeffery is an assistant professor with the School of Education and is the Assistant Licensure Office and Assessment Coordinator. She came to Benedictine University as an adjunct instructor and student teaching supervisor in January 2011 after teaching and administrating in secondary public schools for over 15 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Jeffery followed her love of adventure and moved to Arizona where she worked to develop alternative education programs for high school students. She moved from Arizona to Michigan and completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching K-12 Reading at Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Jeffery recently completed her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction at Aurora University. Her current position marries her varied background and interests; her administrative experience guides her interest in assessment and her teaching experience guides her interest in working with preclinical candidates, advising, and teaching licensure.