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Major in Exercise Science

This major has been designed to address the basic standards for the professional preparation of exercise science students.

Graduates of the exercise science program “are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for individuals who are apparently healthy and those with controlled disease. They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion” (CAAHEP 2017).

The University’s exercise science program provides a foundation for employment in corporate or hospital settings, health and wellness intervention programs, health clubs and other health-related careers. Many exercise science graduates pursue graduate study in exercise physiology, medicine, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy and health promotion.

Exercise Science Major Requirements

  • KIN 200 Lifestyle for Health and Wellness (.50 credit)
  • KIN 204 Emergency Procedures (.50 credit)
  • KIN 250 Substance Use and Abuse in Society (.50 credit)
  • KIN 306 Nutrition for Health, Sports and Fitness
  • KIN 310 Functional Anatomy
  • KIN 320 Human Physiology
  • KIN 340 Exercise Physiology (Prerequisite: KIN 320
  • KIN 420 Biomechanics (Prerequisite: KIN 310)
  • KIN 450 Clinical Internship
  • KIN 462 Exercise Testing and Prescription (Prerequisite: KIN 340)
  • KIN 490 Research Methods in Exercise Science (Prerequisite: MTH 345 or PSY 355 and KIN 340)
  • MTH 345 Elementary Statistics or PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research

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