May 30, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science Major (126 hours)

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The Exercise Science Professional Program is a scientifically-based curriculum which includes coursework in the basic sciences, the physiology and biomechanics of exercise, fitness assessment and exercise testing, exercise prescription and training, behavior modification, and the clinical aspects of exercise.

The Exercise Science program integrates classroom study with hands-on practical experiences in order to provide the student with a comprehensive level of academic preparation. Many courses include laboratory or field work experiences and all students complete a 450 hour internship in order to gain experience in their chose career path.

The Exercise Science program prepares students for careers in: Personal Training, Health and Fitness Promotion, Corporate Wellness, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning. The Exercise Science program is also appropriate for students interested in pursuing advanced or professional degrees in: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine or Chiropractic, Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement 

Students who have chosen the Exercise Science Professional Program will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing HPER 4440: Professional Development in Exercise Science. 

General Education 

A list of approved General Education courses can be found in the “Graduation and Academic Advising” section earlier in this catalog.

Required Cognates (25 - 36 hours)


Personal Option Program (Minimum 20 hours)

Students must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours from the following list of courses:

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