Bachelor of Science Degree - Exercise Science

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major offers students the option of pursuing a career in exercise science in a non-teaching format. Flexibility was a prime consideration in the development of this major. Direct consultation with the leading corporation in the rapidly expanding field of advanced athletic training helped shape this major, which makes it unique to any other exercise science major offered.In addition it will also prepare the exceptional student for graduate education in exercise science or related fields.

 

Successful completion of this major will require a grade of “C” or better, graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis in the following classes: Performance Sport Assessment & Athletic Development I,  Teaching Weight Training, Biomechanics, Biomechanics Lab, Performance Sport Assessment & Athletic Development II, Physiology of Exercise, and Advanced Exercise Science.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the major in Exercise Science, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from various Exercise Science disciplines (Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Learning) into an evidence based approach to training. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and IV.)
  2. Administer valid and reliable automated performance assessments, interpret the data, and communicate the results of those performance assessments to the learner. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III and VI.)
  3. Develop and implement developmentally appropriate training experiences based upon interpretation of assessment data. This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III and VI.)
  4. Demonstrate effective use of verbal, visual, and kinesthetic feedback to enhance the training process. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome III.)
  5. Demonstrate effective use of media and technology to enhance the training process. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III and VI.)
  6. Demonstrate effective use of instructional and time management strategies into the training process. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome VI.)

Requirements

General Education

The following are required as part of General Education
MATH 103College Algebra

4

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:7

Exercise Science Major Courses

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

4

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

2

HPER 210First Aid and CPR

1

HPER 240Principles of Human Nutrition

3

HPER 241Introduction to Exercise Science

3

HPER 320Teaching Weight Training

2

HPER 328Biomechanics

3

HPER 328LBiomechanics Lab

1

HPER 300Performance Assessment and Training Prescription

3

HPER 371Performance Sport Assessment and Athletic Development I

2

HPER 372Performance Sport Assessment and Athletic Development II

2

HPER 432Physiology Of Exercise

3

HPER 435Advanced Exercise Science

4

 

BIOL 494Independent Study, Undergraduate Research

1-6

Or

HPER 494Independent Study, Undergraduate Research

1-6

Four Credits Required

Total Credit Hours:67

Electives

Students will select 21 credits within the Natural Sciences or HPER to complete the major requirements. The credits selected will be based upon need for graduate school requirements or interest.

Total Credit Hours: 74