Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Exercise Science, BS

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The major in exercise science is designed for students who want to prepare for a career related to physical activity. The core classes give students a solid foundation in exercise science, while the emphases allow students to focus on an area of interest.

Capstone Experience: 6 Credits

  • 3-6 Credit(s)
  • EXSS 40301 - Internship in Exercise Science 3 Credits
  • EXSS 40302 - Internship and Exercise Science 3 Credits
  • EXSS 49901 - Special Project 3 Credits
  • EXSS 49902 - Special Project 3 Credits

Total Credits: 32-33

Performance Enhancement Emphasis

The focus of this emphasis is to prepare students to work within the fitness and health industry with a variety of client populations including professional athletes, middle-age individuals trying to get back into shape, and geriatric adults trying to extend their quality of life. Students will learn strategies to assist clients with improving performance on the field or in activity, increasing physical fitness levels, maintaining ideal body weight and composition, and developing behaviors to prevent disease and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Pre-Health Professions Emphasis

The focus of this emphasis is to prepare students for application to graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, physician’s assistant and medical school. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which specific coursework would be appropriate for the various graduate programs.

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