+ Exercise Science
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This major is a broad-based, scientific course of study in human movement. Students will be choosing one of two specializations. Students in the Exercise Programming Specialization are prepared for a variety of careers in exercise testing and prescription. The culminating experience is a 600-hour internship in private or corporate fitness centers, sports medicine clinics, allied medical and cardiac rehabilitation settings, recreation centers, and athletic or Olympic training facilities and programs. The Human Movement Specialization includes cognates of study and culminates with students working with Kinesiology Division faculty on a senior research project. This Human Movement Specialization should appeal to students with broad vocational interests in kinesiology, physical education, exercise, sport, allied health and medical fields, and sports medicine.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the exercise science program are expected to:
- Understand the interdisciplinary nature of kinesiology;
- Observe, analyze, and critique various movement patterns and their outcomes, integrating the information from the subdisciplines of kinesiology;
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer utilization (word processing, Web-based research, spreadsheet, and exercise-physiology-related software) and verbal and oral communication;
- Demonstrate attainment of a high level of personal well-being (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually) and personal excellence in an active and healthy lifestyle;
clear, logical thinking in their writing and
- Display knowledge, skills, and abilities to screen, test, prescribe, motivate, counsel, educate, and individualize muscular strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory training, and/or other physical fitness and lifestyle programs for normal and special populations;
- Understand the scientific bases of exercise programming, incorporating knowledge from exercise physiology, human anatomy, biomechanics, and motor behavior;
- Demonstrate use of administrative content, and facilities and equipment information in exercise programming.
- Identify and address key research question to be answered in kinesiology;
- Understand how to design, implement, and analyze research procedures to study research problems in kinesiology.
Each student in the Human Movement Specialization must select either a University minor of at least 21 hours or two to three cognates totaling 16-24 hours. (A cognate is a prescribed 8-credit-hour set of courses determined in consultation with an advisor.)