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Exercise Science

MAJOR

We also offer a MINOR in Exercise Science.


 

The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various health and fitness occupations or for graduate education in exercise science or other such pre-professional, health-related disciplines as physical therapy, physician assistance or medicine.

The major offers three concentrations: allied health, pre-athletic training and sport performance.

Common Core Courses

(42 hours)


AT340 Kinesiology (4)
AT355 Physiology of Exercise (4)
BI131G Human Nutrition (4)
BI203 Human Biology (4)
CH230 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
HS344 Human Anatomy (4)
SM130 First Aid and CPR (1)
XS130 Introduction to Exercise Science (2)
XS232 Exercise Science Seminar: Professional Organizations and Development (1)
XS360 Biomechanics (2)
XS365 Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)
XS470 Exercise Science Internship (4)
XS496 Senior Exercise Science Thesis (4)


ALLIED HEALTH CONCENTRATION

A total of 52 hours with grades of “C-” or better is required. 
Download 8-Semester Plan for Allied Health

REQUIRED: Common Core 42 hours (see above)

REQUIRED COURSES (6 hours):
HS345 Human Physiology (4)
XS332 Exercise Science Seminar: Ethics (1)
XS432 Exercise Science Seminar: Professional 
Best Practices (1)

Required: 4 hours from the following.
BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
CH231 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
HS231 Medical Terminology (4)
PH230 Fundamentals of Physics I (4)
PH231 Fundamentals of Physics II* (4)
SM230 Introduction to Sport Management (4)
SM333 Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Sport* (2)
SM440 Leadership in Sport* (4)
XS342 Principles of Physical Training (2)
XS363 Strength and Fitness Programming (2)
XS367 Ignition Speed Systems Certification (2)
XS440 Principles of Athletic Nutrition/Drug Abuse/Policy Making (2)

*prerequisite required 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (MSAT) PRE-REQUISITES:
Those students in the allied health major who want to complete the pre-requisite courses for the MSAT should register for PH230 (above), and these additional courses:

AT270 Internship in Athletic Training
HP100 Personal Wellness
MT131 Introduction to Statistics


PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING CONCENTRATION

There are two options for this concentration: the Accelerated Pre-Athletic Training program (a three year program that prepares students to enter the MSAT graduate program) and the standard Pre-Athletic Training Program.

Download 6-Semester Plan for Accelerated Pre-Athletic Training

Download 8-Semester Plan for Pre-Athletic Training

 


SPORT PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION

A total of 52 hours with grades of “C-” or better is required.
Download 8-Semester Plan for Sport Performance

REQUIRED: Common Core 42 hours

REQUIRED COURSES: 6 hours

SM230 Introduction to Sport Management (4)
XS363 Strength and Fitness Programming (2)

REQUIRED: 4 hours from the following.

BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
CH231 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
HS231 Medical Terminology (4)
PH230 Fundamentals of Physics I (4)
PH231 Fundamentals of Physics II* (4)
SM333 Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Sport* (2)
SM440 Leadership in Sport* (4)
XS342 Principles of Physical Training (2)
XS367 Ignition Speed Systems Certification (2)
XS440 Principles of Athletic Nutrition/Drug Abuse/Policy Making (2)

*prerequisite required