Exercise Science Major

Exercise science uses exercise as the lens to analyze human performance and human health.  This program will challenge the student to apply analytical, biological, chemical, and physical principles to the health and human performance.  Students first take introductory biology, human anatomy, and physiology, and health and wellness courses to build fundamental knowledge of the human body before moving into exercise specific coursework that includes Physiology of Exercise and Mechanical Analysis of Sport.  Graduates of the Exercise Science program will understand how the structure and function of the human body respond to different exercise stimuli, appreciate the factors important for wellness as a basis for personal choice, be competent in data collection and analysis, and engage in experiential learning opportunities such as collaborative research or substantive internships.  The program prepares students for careers in the health professions physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, athletic training, physician's assistant, as well as cardiac rehab, exercise physiology, biomedical research, health promotion and education, coaching, personal fitness, sports psychology, motor development, and teaching.    

Exercise Science Major (40-44 credits):

NSM Peak

Core Requirements (28 credits):

Core classes.

The BIO-201 and BIO-202'>BIO-202.route is more appropriate for those going into the certain health professions such as medicine or physicians assistant.  This will allow the student to also take BIO-202.

MAT-212 is more appropriate for students who have a background in statistics already. 

HHP-203Human Health and Wellness

3 credits

BIO-159Cellular Basis of Human Physiology

3 credits

BIO-159LCellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-and

BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics

3 credits

-or

MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis

3 credits

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

HHP-314Research Methods in Kinesiology

3 credits

HHP-319Mechanical Analysis of Sport

3 credits

HHP-343Physiology of Exercise I

3 credits

HHP-343LPhysiology of Exercise I Lab

1 credit

Capstone (3 credits):

For Capstone Requirement:

2 units of HHP-496 or HHP-497 is needed and senior standing going into senior year and should be taken in the Summer before senior year or Fall of senior year.  HHP-498 should be taken the Spring of senior year. 

HHP-496Collaborative Research

1-3 credits

-or

HHP-497Internship

1-3 credits

HHP-498Capstone II

1 credit

Electives (9 credits):

Complete at least 9 credits from the following:

HHP-300Applied Sport Psychology

3 credits

HHP-304Motor Learning

3 credits

HHP-312Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription

3 credits

HHP-318Applied Nutrition

3 credits

HHP-408Adult Fitness Programming

3 credits

HHP-410Exercise Metabolism

3

HHP-410LExercise Metabolism Lab

1 credit

HHP-443Physiology of Exercise II

3 credits

HHP-443LPhysiology of Exercise II Lab

1 credit

Total Credit Hours: 40-44