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Exercise Science

Exercise Science Checksheet

Admissions

We are seeking to prepare individuals for leadership positions in exercise science who will possess and impart knowledge and skills of human movement and who promote health and well-being through movement. Our programs demonstrate a functional blend of the theoretical understanding of human movement, specialized professional skills, and critical consciousness of topics and issues within the study of human movement.

Exercise Programming – Curriculum designed to prepare students to complete exercise testing and prescription in a wide variety of settings such as cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, corporate fitness/wellness, strength and conditioning, and personal training.

Human Movement – In-depth study of the core disciplines of Kinesiology, students develop an interdisciplinary knowledge base and thorough understanding of human movement.

Skills and experiences in:

  • Analyzing human movement
  • Critical thinking
  • Administering exercise tests
  • Measuring body composition
  • Exercise prescription for a variety of clients
  • Research skills

Facilities

Exercise Physiology Laboratory
• Exercise testing utilizing treadmills & cycle ergometers
• ParvoMedics Metabolic Measurement System
• Underwater weighing facility
• Blood chemistry laboratory
• Kin Com Isokinetic dynamometer
• Functional Testing Laboratory

Biomechanics & Motor Behavior Laboratory
• Motion Analysis Corporation, four camera 3-D system
• Noraxon eight channel telemetered electromyography system
• Noraxon electrogoniometer
• Two AMTI force platforms
• Photocell timing devices
• Four camera Peak Motion Analysis system
• Professional portable pitching mound
• 8 computer work stations
• Sports performance tunnel

This lab is designed to analyze three dimensional upper and lower extremity movement patterns of fundamental motor skills, as well as many sport specific movement patterns such as baseball pitching and batting, jumping, landing and cutting tasks.

Curriculum

Coursework in
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Biomechanics
- Exercise physiology
- Sport conditioning
- Motor development
- Motor learning and control
- Exercise testing and prescription
- Psychological aspects of sport and exercise
- Legal aspects of sport
- Facilities planning
- Physics

Field Experiences and Employment Opportunities:

- Exercise and fitness centers (corporate, public and private)
- Multi-purpose agencies such as JCC/YWCA/YMCA
- Cardiac rehabilitation ((hospital, out-patient, sports medicine clinics)
- Strength & conditioning and athletics (secondary, collegiate, professional, recreational)
- Exercise and human movement research settings (university, private agencies, federal)
- Private consulting and personal training

Career Opportunities

Since the Human Movement Science major is a disciplinary program, it is not specifically designed to prepare students for a particular profession. Nevertheless, graduates of this program are well prepared to pursue graduate studies or professional experiences in kinesiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, physical education, or other allied health professions.

Exercise Science Faculty