Exercise Science Major
This major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
45 credits from within the department, plus an additional 18-19 credits from outside the department, for a combined total of 63-64 credits. A grade of C- or better is required in all courses and prerequisites.
|BIOL 212||HUMAN ANATOMY||4|
|BIOL 213||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY||4|
|MATH 140||INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS||3|
|PSYC 101||SURVEY OF PSYCHOLOGY||4|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION|
|ECOLOGY OF ECOSYSTEMS|
|PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY|
|GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (I)|
|INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BIOLOGY 1|
|HHPA 183||SEMINAR IN HEALTH AND HUMAN MOVEMENT||1|
|HHPA 250||PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASE||3|
|HHPA 284||FIRST AID & CPR I (or proof of current first aid and CPR certification at the time of graduation)||2|
|HHPA 297||INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||3|
|HHPA 350||PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||3|
|HHPA 492||SENIOR SEMINAR IN HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE||1|
|Exercise Science Required Courses|
|HHPA 360||PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF EXERCISE, TRAINING, AND CONDITIONING||4|
|HHPA 495||EXERCISE SCIENCE CAPSTONE||4|
|Exercise Science Electives 2|
|Select 18 credits of the following (at least 9 credits from 300 or above):||18|
|PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES|
|AQUATIC TRAINING & CONDITIONING FOR EXERCISE & FITNESS SPECIALISTS|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF NEUROSICENCE (ALSO LISTED AS BIOL 260 AND PSYC 260)|
|FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY|
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH|
|GROUP PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND FITNESS|
|PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE|
|ADVANCED ASSESSMENT OF ATHLETIC INJURIES|
|PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT FOR THE INJURED ATHLETE|
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND FITNESS ASSESSMENTS|
|GENDER ISSUES IN EDUCATION & SPORT|
|HUMAN ANATOMY II|
|SPORT IN AMERICAN SOCIETY|
|MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT|
|APPLIED BIOMECHANICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE|
|ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION|
|MENTAL AND SOCIAL VARIABLES IN SPORT & PERFORMANCE|
|APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY|
Other elective courses with pre-approval of advisor and HHPA Department Chair.
A grade of C- or better is required in all courses and prerequisites.
Student Learning Outcomes
In successfully completing a major in Exercise Science, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the human body and its response to nutritional needs, physical activity and exercise.
- Utilize evidence-based assessment procedures in the area of health and fitness settings that guide the prescription of exercise and wellness programs for improved health and performance.
- Analyze factors associated with behavior change and motivation to initiate and persist in health-related goals.
- Apply principles of safety, injury prevention, and emergency procedures.
- Evaluate information using evidence-based practices that require critical evaluation, synthesis, and application of research literature.