Exercise Science

  • ES

    What is Exercise Science?

    The Exercise Science program is a scientifically based program designed to prepare competent entry-level Exercise Science professionals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (abilities) learning domains. The Exercise Science program offers a diversified program that includes both introductory and advanced coursework, laboratory experiences and the opportunity for practical application of knowledge through community and research based experiences. The program can also be used as pre-professional preparation for post graduate study in exercise science or other health related disciplines including physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical programs. The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for appropriate professional organization certifications.

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    Admission Requirements

    Students may initially declare an "-Interest" based major in this subject, but must still meet additional requirements to be formally accepted into the degree program.

    Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average with a minimum grade of “C” in each required course for admission including

    • BIOL 2251: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIOL 2251L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
    • BIOL 2252: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIOL 2252L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
    • ENGL 1101: Composition I
    • ENGL 1102: Composition II
    • ES 2100: Physical Activity in Health and Disease

    No more than two attempts per course will be allowed to earn the degree.

    General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    Area D2: Students can choose from CHEM 1151/L & 1152/L, CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L & PHYS 1112/L, or BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L

    Degree Progression Requirements

    Admitted students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each required course within the Exercise Science curriculum of which only two attempts per course will be allowed to earn the degree.

    Related Minors and Certificates Available

    • Nutritional Science Minor
    • Public Health Minor

    Sample Classes

    • This course offers students an introduction to scientific and practical foundations associated with strength and conditioning programs. The course content promotes the use of a structured scientific approach in the prescription of progressive resistance training and cardiorespiratory conditioning.

    • This course provides an overview of the human body’s responses to the stress of physical exercise. Students are introduced to the metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary and neuromuscular adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.

    • This course covers the nutritional needs of individuals participating in exercise and sport. Topics include but are not limited to the dietary needs of the human body before, during and after various modalities and intensities of athletics in order to optimize performance.

    • This course introduces students to methods utilized in creating exercise prescriptions and developing exercise programs. Emphasis is placed on developing and delivering safe and valid exercise prescriptions.