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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 two concentrations: allied health and sport performance.

Common Core Courses

(42 hours)


AT340 Kinesiology (4)
AT355 Physiology of Exercise (4)
BI131G Human Nutrition (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (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. 
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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


SPORT PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION

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

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