BS in Exercise Science
The Exercise Science degree prepares students for employment in a variety of health-or-fitness-related settings in corporate,clinical,commercial,community and private health clubs as well as health/fitness related sales positions, including those in the pharmaceutical industry. This concentration provides students with a strong scientific and practical knowledge-base, preparing them with competencies to not only instruct people, but to also design and implement fitness programs.
Transfer students should contact the Department Administrator.
Exercise Science and Physical Education Brochure
Good health begins with physical well-being. The Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education is committed to preparing its graduates to assist individuals to achieve their health and fitness goals.
The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2012. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.
|Required Theory Courses (18-21 SH)|
|HLTH 101||Personal Health Issues||3|
|HLTH 150||Principles/Practice of Emergency Care||3|
|HPEM 199||Orientation to Health/Physical Education professions||1|
|HPEM 355||Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education||3|
|HPEM 356||Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs||3|
|PEMJ 320||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PEMJ 324||Basic Motor Learning||3|
|Required Activity Courses (13 SH)|
|PEMJ 131||Fitness Activities||2|
|EXSC 151||Yoga, Relaxation and Stress Reduction||2|
|EXSC 231||Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription||2|
|EXSC 233||Aerobic Exercise Leadership||2|
|EXSC 234||Leadership in Anaerobic Exercise||2|
|EXSC 300||Practicum in Exercise Science||3|
|Theory Specialization Core (20 SH)|
|EXSC 420||Theories of Strength and Conditioning||3|
|EXSC 430||Exercise in Special Populations||3|
|EXSC 475||Cardiac Rehabilitation||3|
|EXSC 476||Senior Seminar in Exercise Science||3|
|EXSC 480||Internship in Exercise Science||8|
|Collateral Courses (4-7 SH)|
|CHEM 113||Fundamentals of Chemistry||4|
|BIOL 240||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 241||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|PSYC 101||General Psychology||3|
|PROGRAM TOTAL: 61-64 SH|