At its core, exercise science majors learn to recognize and examine the synchronistic relationship between the body, performance and exercise. By combining coursework in biochemistry, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise physiology and exercise psychology, graduates are prepared for entrance to physical therapy programs, the health-care professions or fitness and conditioning positions.
Along with entry-level skills for a wide range of career opportunities, many exercise science graduates pursue graduate study in exercise physiology, medicine, chiropractic, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician's assistant.
Requirements for the Major
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research
KIN 200 Lifestyle for Health and Fitness (.50 credit)
KIN 204 Emergency Procedures (.50 credit)
KIN 250 Substance Use and Abuse in Society (.50 credit)
KIN 306 Nutrition
KIN 310 Functional Anatomy
KIN 320 Human Physiology
KIN 340 Exercise Physiology (prerequisite: KIN 320)
KIN 420 Biomechanics (prerequisite: KIN 310)
KIN 450 Clinical Practicum
KIN 462 Exercise Testing and Prescription (prerequisite: KIN 340)
KIN 490 Research Methods in Exercise Science (prerequisite: KIN 340 and MTH 345 or PSY 355)