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CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER

No. __
Series of __

SUBJECT : POLICIES, STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE


IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES

In accordance with the pertinent provision of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722,
otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994,” and in pursuance of an
outcomes-based quality assurance system as advocated under CMO 46 s. 2012,
the following policies, standards and guidelines (PSGs) are hereby adopted and
promulgated by the Commission.

ARTICLE 1
INTRODUCTION

Section 1 Rationale

Based on the Guidelines for the Implementation of CMO 46 s 2012,


this PSG implements the “shift to learning competency-based
standards/outcomes-based education.” It specifies the ‘core
competencies’ expected of Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports
Sciences graduates “regardless of the type of HEI they graduate
from.” However, in “recognition of the spirit of outcomes-based
education and of the typology of HEIs,” this PSG also provides “ample
space for HEIs to innovate in the curriculum in line with the
assessment of how best to achieve learning outcomes in their
particular contexts and their respective missions.”

ARTICLE II
AUTHORITY TO OPERATE

Section 2 Government Recognition


All private higher education institutions (PHEIs) intending to offer
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences must first secure
proper authority from the Commission in accordance with these
PSGs. State universities and colleges (SUCs), and Local Universities
and Colleges (LCUs) should likewise strictly adhere to the provisions
in these policies and standards.

ARTICLE III
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 3 The Articles that follow give minimum standards and other
Prescriptions. The minimum standards are expressed as a minimum
set of desired program outcomes which are given in Article IV Section
6. This curriculum is shown in Article V Section 8 as a sample
curriculum. The number of units of the curriculum is here prescribed
as the “minimum unit requirement” under Section 13 of RA 7722. In
designing the curriculum the Technical Committee employed a
curriculum map which is shown in Article V Section9 as a sample
curriculum map.
Using a learner-centered/outcomes-based approach the Technical
Committee also determined appropriate curriculum delivery methods
shown in Article V Section 10. The sample course syllabi given in
Article V Section 11 show some of these methods.
Based on the curriculum and the means of its delivery, the Technical
Committee determined the physical resource requirements for the
library, laboratories and other facilities and the human resource
requirements in terms of administration and faculty. See Article VI.
Section 4 The HEIs are allowed to design curricula suited to their own contexts
and missions provided that they can demonstrate that the same leads
to the attainment of the required minimum set of outcomes, albeit by
a different route. In the same vein, they have latitude in terms of
curriculum delivery and in terms of specification and deployment of
human and physical resources as long as they can show that the
attainment of the program outcomes and satisfaction of program
educational objectives can be assured by the alternative means they
propose.

The HEIs can use the CHED Implementation Handbook for Outcomes-
Based Education (OBE) and the Institutional Sustainability Assessment
(ISA) as a guide in making their submissions for Section 18 to 23 of
Article VII.

These PSGs reflect the reform towards outcomes-based education


and are based on the previous CMO 23, Series of 2011 PSGs on the
Bachelor of Physical Education programs, K to 12 reforms, and the
New General Education curriculum (CMO NO. 20, Series of 2013).

ARTICLE IV
PROGRAM SPECIFICATION

Section 5 Program Description


5.1 Degree Name
The program shall be called Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports
Sciences (BSESS) and has two majors, namely:
1. Fitness and Sports Coaching
2. Fitness and Sports Management

5.2 Nature of the Field of Study


It 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 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 allow graduates to address the relevant
needs of employers and pursue further specialization studies.
5.3 Program Goals
As a four-year degree program, the BSESS aims:
1. To provide graduates with a broad and balanced understanding of
the key concepts, processes and theories related to fitness and
sports coaching or sports management.
2. To provide graduates with extensive practical skills that enable
them to plan, design, manage, execute and evaluate safe, effective
And enjoyable fitness and sports programs in various industry
settings. (i.e. commercial and corporate);
3. To provide graduates with the ability to communicate their
knowledge of applied exercise and sports sciences to those they
work with and work for; to their fellow professionals, allied
professionals and practitioners; and to other relevant stakeholders;
4. To provide graduates with the ability to communicate in oral,
written and technology formats advocacies that relate to the
promotion of fitness and wellness, the advancement of the
profession and the discipline of exercise and sports sciences, sports
management and physical education, respectively; as well as
pursue policy initiatives and social reforms
5. To provide graduates with research competencies that enable them
to recognize the difference methods of research or inquiry, data
collection and analysis; as well as properly evaluate evidence in the
context of research methods and data resources.
6. To enable graduates to recognize their moral and ethical
responsibilities; act with integrity, respect and a high degree of
professionalism;
7. To direct graduates to engage in reflective practice, identify
personal learning goals and continuing professional development
goals; to advocate for a healthy and active lifestyle by striving to be
a role model to others.

5.4 Specific Professions/Careers/Occupations for graduates


A. Major in Fitness and Sports Coaching
1. Exercise and Sports Specialist working in national sports
Associations (NSAs), government organizations, 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

B. Major in Fitness and Sports Management


1. Fitness and Recreation Leader
2. Sports, Fitness and Wellness Facilities Manager
3. Sports, Fitness and Recreational Events Manager
4. Sports Tourism Officer
5.Fitness, Sports and Recreation Entrepreneur

5.4 Allied Fields


Exercise and Sports Science are related to the fields of Physical
Education, the life sciences (e.g. human anatomy and exercise
Physiology, health promotion), the Social Sciences (e.g. history,
Sociology, philosophy and education), and the Behavioral
Sciences (coaching practice, nutrition, psychology), Business and
Management.

Section 6 Program Outcomes


The minimum standards for the BSESS program are expressed in the
following minimum set of learning outcomes:
1. Common to all programs in all types of schools
The graduates have the ability to :
a) Articulate and discuss the latest development in the specific field
of practice, (Philippine Qualifications Framework level 6
descriptor)
b) Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English
and Filipino
c) Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and
multi-cultural teams(PQF level 6 descriptor)
d) Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical
responsibility
e) Preserve and promote “Filipino Historical and cultural heritage”
(based on RA 7722)

2. Common to the discipline


a. Communicate effectively the foundations of applied exercise
and sports sciences to stakeholders, other professionals and
practitioners
b. Exhibit professional integrity y adhering to ethical behaviors and
discerning boundaries of competence
c. Organize, administer and evaluate fitness, sports and
recreational programs and activities
d. Apply evidence-based interventions in fitness, sports and
recreation
3. Specific to a sub-discipline and a major
A. BSESS-Fitness and Sports Coaching

PO1-Disciplinal Knowledge- Create and adapt appropriate


programs and interventions in exercise, sports and recreation.

PO2-Professional Competence- Apply concepts, processes and


theories in the organization, administration and evaluation of
evidence-based interventions in fitness, sports performance and
wellness.

PO3-Professional Accountability and Responsibility- Promote


the advancement of the profession through research, lifelong
learning, adherence to work and professional ethics, and
advocacy pursuits.

PO4-Communication- Communicate effectively through oral,


written, and technological format with stakeholders, allied
professionals, and various practitioners.

B. BSESS-Fitness and Sports Management


PO1-Disciplinal Knowledge- Create and adapt appropriate
programs and interventions exercise, sports and recreation

PO2-Professional Competence-Apply concepts,processes and


theories on the management of resources and operations to
exercise, sports, and recreational programs, activities, and
facilities, This includes demonstrating management capabilities
and techniques in different contexts-managing oneself,
managing organizational life, and managing others

PO4-Professional Accountability and Responsibility—Promote


the advancement of the profession through research, lifelong
learning, adherence to work and professional ethics, and
advocacy pursuits.

PO5-Communication-Communicate effectively through oral,


written, and technological format with stakeholders, allied
professionals, and various practitioners.

C. Common to a horizontal type as defined in CMO 46, 2012


a. Graduates of professional institutions demonstrate a service
orientation in one’s profession.
b. Graduate of colleges participate in various types of
employment, development activities, and public discourses,
particularly in response to the needs of the communities one
serves.
c. Graduates of universities participate in the generation of new
knowledge or in research and development projects.

Graduates of State Universities and Colleges must, in addition,


have the competencies to support “national, regional and local
development plans” (RA 7722).
A PHEI, at its option, may adapt mission-related program
outcomes that are not included in the minimum set.
Section 7 Sample Performance Indicators
A. Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Sciences major in Fitness
and Sports Coaching (BSESS-FSC)

Program Outcomes Sample Performance Subjects


Indicators
PO1-Disciplinal  Analyze  Anatomy of
Knowledges movement based Human Movement
 Create and adapt on body parts and performance
appropriate  Analyze how the  Exercise
programs and body responds and Physiology I
interventions in adapts to exercise  Exercise
exercise, sports  Analyze exercise Physiology II
and recreation responses and  Biomechanics
 Critique programs adaptation to the  Socio-
and interventions environment and anthropological
in fitness sports among at risk Foundations and
and recreation populations. Development of PE
 Apply mechanical and Sports
principles in the  Prevention and
analysis of human Management of
movement Exercise and Sports
 Discuss how PE related Injuries
and sports  Motor Learning
converge into
philosophical
perspective.
 Analyze the
distinction
between PE and
sports from a
socio-
anthropological
perspective.
PO2-Professional  Apply training and  Strength and
Competence coaching principles Conditioning
to methods of
 Apply concepts conditioning in  Exercise
and processes in exercise and Prescription and
the organization sports for (a) low- Programming
and administration risk/apparently  COACHING Theory
of evidence-based healthy population and Practice in
interventions in (b) at-risk Fitness and Sports
fitness, sports populations, and  Assessment of
performance and (c) Performance Fitness and Sports
wellness. enhancement And Exercise
 Select and
administer
appropriate
assessments for
fitness and sports
performance
 Develop and
implement
strategies and
techniques to
modify behavior in
sports and
exercise
PO3-Professional  Synthesize and  Research-
Accountability and evaluate Quantitative
Responsibility information from Methods
 Promote the research  Research II-
advancement of literatures in Applied research
the profession sports exercise project
through research, and recreation  Sports Ethics and
lifelong learning  Defend research Law
and to work and findings in a  Contemporary
professional ethics chosen topic issues in Sports
related to sports and Exercise
exercise and Coaching
recreation  Eating Habits and
 Examine current Ergogenics in
and future
properties in Sports and
sports and Development
exercise
 Exhibit ethical
behaviors in
fitness and sports
PO4-Communication  Synthesize  All subjects
 Communicate evidence from a
effectively through variety of sources
oral, written, and to shed light to
technological current issues in
format with the field.
stakeholders,  Develop evidence-
allied based arguments
professionals, and  Justify a program
various proposal to
practitioners. diverse audiences.
 Use appropriate
language in oral
and written
communication.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences major in Fitness and Sports
Management (BSESS-FSM)

Program Outcomes Sample Performance Subjects


Indicators
PO1-Disciplinal
Knowledge
 Apply a problem-  Write a critique on  Fundamentals of
analysis and occurring issues in Management
decision making managerial Practice
paradigm to the decision-making  Principles of
management of  Evaluate the Accounting
fitness and sports execution of  Principles of
Marketing
physical activity  Anatomy of
programs Human Movement
 Develop and Performance
recommendations  Exercise
on enhancing Physiology I
exercise, sports  Strength and
and recreation Conditioning
program
PO2-Professional  
Competence
 Apply concepts  Plan and manage  Exercise
and processes in safe, enjoyable Prescription and
the organization and effective Programming
and administration fitness and sports  Assessment of
of evidence-based programs in Fitness and Sports
interventions in various industry Performance
fitness, sports settings  Prevention and
performance and  Create and adapt Management of
wellness appropriate Exercise and
 Demonstrate programs and Sports related
management interventions in Injuries
capabilities and exercise, sports  Operations
techniques in and recreation Management
different  Formulate and  Human Resource
contexts- present a business Management
managing oneself, plan  Principles of
managing  Produce a Finance
organizational life, portfolio of  Entrepreneurship
and managing immersion and Innovation
others experiences
PO3-Professional  Synthesize and  Research I
Accountability and evaluate  Sports Ethics and
Responsibility information from Law
 Promote the research  Contemporary
advancement of literatures in Issues in Sports
the profession sports, exercise and Exercise
through research, and recreation
lifelong learning  Defend research  Eating Habits and
and adherence to findings in a Ergogenics in
work and chosen topic Sports and
professional ethics related to sports, Exercise
exercise and
recreation
 Examine current
and future
prospects in sports
and exercise
 Exhibit ethical
behaviors on
fitness and sports

PO-5 Communication  Synthesize  All subjects


 Communicate evidence from a
effectively through variety of sources
oral, written, and to shed light to
technological current issues in
format with the field.
stakeholders,  Develop evidence-
allied professionals based arguments.
and various  Justify a program
practitioners. proposal to
diverse audiences.
 Use appropriate
language in oral
and written
communication.
Article V
Curriculum
Section 8 Curriculum Description
The BSESS program is composed of General Education courses – 36 units,
Mandated courses – 14 units, Core courses – 18 units, Professional courses – 66
units and Cognates – 9 units with a total of 143 units.

Section 9 Curriculum
The following are the list of subjects per semester under Bachelor of
Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences.

A. Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science Major in Fitness and Sports


Coaching
COURSES No. of Equivalent Total
subjects Units per Units
Subjects
General Education (GE) courses (CMO 20 series 12 3 36
2013)
Mandated Courses (PE&NSTP -14units) 6 14
CORE 6 3 18
Anatomy of Human Movement and 1 3
Performance
Exercise Physiology I 1 3
Exercise Physiology II 1 3
Socio-anthropological Foundation and 1 3
Development of PE & Sports
Philosophy of PE & Sports 1 3
Contemporary Issues in Sports and Exercise 1 3
PROFESSIONAL COURSES 12 3 36
Biomechanics 1 3
Prevention and Management of Exercise and 1 3
Sports related Injuries
Motor learning 1 3
Strength and Conditioning 1 3
Exercise Prescription and Programming 1 3
Coaching Theory and Practice in Exercise and 1 3
Sports
Assessment of Fitness and Sports Performance 1 3
Psychology of Sports and Exercise 1 3
Sports Ethics and Law 1 3
Research 1 – Research Methods 1 3
Research II – Applied Research Project 1 3
Eating Habits and Ergogenics in Exercise and 1 3
Sports
PRACTICUM/INTERSHIP 2 6 12
Internship (Industry Immersion) 1 6
On-the-Job Training 1 6
PRESCRIBED ELECTIVES 6 3 18
Sports 2 3
Individual and Dual Sports
Team Sports
Swimming
Racket Sports
Fitness 2 3
Cardiovascular
Resistance
Recreational 2 3
Outdoor and Adventure
Aquatics
COGNATES 3 3 9
Education 3 3
 Curriculum and Assessment in PE and
Health
 Process of Teaching PE and Health
Education
 Technology for teaching and Learning 2
 Teaching of PE and Health Education with
SWAN Qualitative Research
 Measurement and Evaluation
Psychology
 General Psychology
 Motivation
 Group Dynamics
 Stress Management
Summary of Units No. of Units per Units
Subjects subject
General Education 12 3 36
Mandated Courses 4&2 2&3 14
Core Courses 6 3 18
Professional Courses 12 3 36
Practicum/internship 2 6 12
Prescribed elective courses 6 3 18
cognates 3 3 9
total 47 143

B. Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science Major in Fitness and


Sports Management

COURSES No. of Equivalent Total


subjects Units per Units
Subjects
General Education (GE) courses (CMO 20 series 12 3 36
2013)
Mandated Courses (PE&NSTP -14units) 6 14
CORE 8 3 24
Anatomy of Human Movement and 1 3
Performance
Exercise Physiology I 1 3
Socio-anthropological Foundation and 1 3
Development of PE & Sports
Philosophy of PE & Sports 1 3
Contemporary Issues in Sports and Exercise 1 3
Fundamentals of Management Practice 1 3
Principles of Accounting 1 3
Principles of Marketing 1 3
PROFESSIONAL COURSES 11 3 33
Operations Management 1 3
Macro economics 1 3
Human Resource Management 1 3
Principles of Finance
Business Ethics and Law
Strength and Conditioning 1 3
Exercise Prescription and Programming 1 3
Assessment of Fitness and Sports Performance 1 3
Prevention and Management of Exercise and 1 3
Sports related Injuries
Research 1 – Research Methods 1 3
Eating Habits and Ergogenics in Exercise and 1 3
Sports
PRACTICUM/INTERSHIP 2 6 12
Industry Immersion 1 6
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 6
PRESCRIBED ELECTIVES 6 3 18
Sports 2 3
Individual and Dual Sports
Team Sports
Swimming
Racket Sports
Fitness 2 3
Cardiovascular
Resistance
Recreational 2 3
Outdoor and Adventure
Aquatics
COGNATES 3 3 9
Education 3 3
 Curriculum and Assessment in PE and
Health
 Qualitative Research
 Measurement and Evaluation
 Management /business Administration
 Consumer behavior and Market research
 Human behavior in organizations
 Microeconomics
 macroeconomics
Summary of Units No. of Units per Units
Subjects subject
General Education 12 3 36
Mandated Courses 4&2 2&3 14
Core Courses 8 3 24
Professional Courses 11 3 33
Practicum/internship 2 6 12
Prescribed elective courses 6 3 18
cognates 3 3 9
total 143

DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES

BSESS MAJOR IN FITNESS AND SPORTS COACHING


1st semester Second semester
First year

GE1 – Understanding the self 3 GE4 Science, technology and 3


society
GE 2 Mathematics in the modern 3 GE5 ethics 3
world
GE 3 – Purposive communication 3 GE 6 The contemporary world 3
ESSC1 –Foundation of 3 ESSC4 – Philosophy of PE 3
Development of PE and Sports &Sports
ESSC2-Anatomy of Human 3 ESSC5-Exercise Physiology II 3
Movement and Performance
ESSC3-Exercise Physiology 1 3 General Education 12 3
PE 1 3 PE 2 2
NSTP 1 2 NSTP 2 3
TOTAL 23 TOTAL 23

SECOND YEAR
GE 7-Arts Appreciation 3 GE 8-Reading in Philippine 3
History
GE ELECTIVE 1 3 GE Elective 2 3
Life and Works of Rizal 3 GE Elective 3 3
Biomechanics 3 Coaching Theory and Practice 3
in Fitness and Sports
Performance
Psychology of Sports and Exercise 3 Assessment of Fitness and 3
Sports Performance
Prescribed Elective 1 (Fitness) 3 Exercise Prescription and 3
Programming
Prescribed Elective 2 (Fitness) 3 Prescribed Elective 3 (Sports) 3
PE 3 2 PE 4 2
TOTAL 23 TOTAL 23

THIRD YEAR

Strength and Conditioning 3 Research II 3


Prevention and Management of 3 Contemporary Issues in Sports
Exercise and Sports related Injuries and Exercise
Sports Ethics and Law 3 Prescribed Elective 5
(Recreation)
Eating Habits and Ergogenics for 3 Prescribed Elective 6
Physical Activity
Research 1 3 Cognate 2
Prescribed Elective 4 (Sports) 3 Cognate 3
Cognate 1 3
TOTAL 21 TOTAL 18

FOURTH YEAR

Internship (Industry Immersion) 6 On-the-Job Training 6

TOTAL 6 TOTAL 6

BSESS major in Fitness and Sports Management


1ST Semester 2ND Semester

FIRST YEAR
GE 1-Understanding the Self 3 GE 4-Science, Technology and 3
Society
GE 2-Mathematics in the Modern 3 GE 5-Ethics 3
World
GE 3-Purposive Communication 3 GE 6- The Contemporary 3
World
SM 1-Fundamentals of 3 SM 2-Philosophy of PE and 3
Management Sports
Practices
ESSC 1-Anatomy of Human 3 SM 3-Principles of Accounting 3
Movement and Performance
ESSC 3-Exercise Physiology 1 3 SM 3-Quantitative Analysis of 3
Management
PE 1 3 PE 2 2
NSTP 1 2 NSTP 2 3

TOTAL 23 TOTAL 23

SECOND YEAR
GE 7-Arts Appreciation 3 GE 8-Readings in Philippine 3
History
GE Elective 1 3 GE Elective 2 3
Life and Works of Rizal 3 GE Elective 3 3
Psychology of Sports and Exercise 3 Strength and Conditioning 3
Assessment of Fitness and Sports 3 Macroeconomics 3
Performance
Prescribed PA 1 3 Prescribed PA 2 3
(Sports/Recreation/Fitness) (Sports/Recreation/Fitness)
PE 3 2 PE 4 2
TOTAL 23 TOTAL 23

THIRD YEAR
Prevention and Management of 3 Contemporary Issues in Sports 3
Exercise and Sports related Injuries and Exercise
Prescribed PA 3 3 Prescribed PA 4 3
(Sports/Recreation/Fitness) (Sports/Recreation/Fitness)
Human Resource Management 3 Principles of Finance 1 3
Exercise Prescription and 3 Cognate 1 3
Programming
Eating Habits and Ergogenics for 3 Cognate 2 3
Physical Activities
Operation Management 3 Cognate 3 3
Research 1 3
TOTAL 21 TOTAL 18

FOURTH YEAR
Internship (Industry Immersion) 6 Entrepreneurship and 6
Innovation
TOTAL 6 TOTAL 6
Section 10 Sample Curriculum Map
A. BSESS major in Fitness and Sports Coaching
Courses PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4
General Education (GE) courses (CMO 20, series
2013
Mandated courses (PE &NSTP – units)
Core