This academy is designed to introduce basic knowledge and prepare students for a variety of career opportunities associated within Exercise Sport Science. The possible long-term career opportunities include sports management, athletic training, nursing, exercise science and kinesiology. The track focus will be on sports management and explore the professional endeavors that are considered sport-related careers. This academy will provide a base-line knowledge for students to be prepared to continue in this area of interest in their next level of education.
Director of The Academy of Exercise and Sport Science:
Coach Kristy Sanders
Kristy graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. In 1998, she received a Master of Education degree in Education from East Tennessee State University. At ETSU Kristy was a graduate assistant with a program called "Fit Kids", as she also assisted with the Cross-Country and Track programs. While at ETSU Kristy also taught undergraduate students in the Wellness program on campus. She has 16 years' of teaching experience in the Elementary, Middle and High School areas.
Kristy joined the NCCS family in August 2006. She and her husband, Allen, have two boys, Micah and Jacob. She has been the Department Head of the Physical Education Department since 2008. Kristy is also the head girls Cross-Country and Track coach.
Course of Study:
Introduction to Sports Management
Introduction to Accounting
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Law