Exercise Science (A)
The mission of the Exercise Science Major is to promote physical activity and exercise as a means to attain and maintain health, physical fitness, and quality of life. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines and courses of study that provide an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, how exercise impacts the body, and how to use this knowledge to improve human performance and promote a healthy lifestyle. Professors combine classroom instruction, the latest research, laboratory experiences and field work opportunities to provide an effective blend of educational experiences. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science are prepared for entry-level positions like exercise/fitness specialist, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, work in corporate fitness programs and health clubs, or as a strength and conditioning coach in high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand the anatomical and biomechanical bases of human movement.
- Students will understand and apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to diverse populations at various developmental stages and under a range of health conditions.
- Students will be able to evaluate the scientific literature in the discipline, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing.
- Students will be able to apply knowledge of exercise science in a real world setting.
- Students will demonstrate a responsible sense of citizenship, professional attitude, and ethical behavior.
- Acquire knowledge and demonstrate the skills/abilities to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze human movements during physical activity, training, and performance.
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Required Core Courses|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Stewardship of the Body|
|HHP 202||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|BIO 192||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|HHP 130||Advanced Weight Training||2|
|HHP 171||Introduction to Exercise Science||1|
|HHP 265||Healthy Lifestyles||3|
|HHP 275||Administration and Organization of Sport||3|
|HHP 280||Psychology of Sport||3|
|HHP 371||Exercise Physiology||3|
|HHP 342||Nutrition for Wellness and Performance||3|
|HHP 350||Coaching Methods||3|
|HHP 373||Motor Development||3|
|HHP 410||Measurement and Evaluation in Health & Human Performance||3|
|HHP 475||Seminar in Exercise Physilogy||2|
|HHP 495||Senior Seminar in Exercise Physiology||3|
|EXS 442||Exer Prescription & Testing||4|
|HHP 116||Health Profession Medical Terminology||1|
|HHP 212||First Aid and Emergency Procedures w/Lab||3|
|HHP 274||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|EXS 494||Exer Mgmt for Spec Populations||3|
|EXS 495||Ethical Principles in Health and Human Performance||3|
|EXS 480||Design Resistance Train Prog||3|
|PHYS 151||General Physics I||4|