EXERCISE SCIENCE

54 credit hours


WHY STUDY EXERCISE SCIENCE AT TIU?

Reading a textbook will only teach you so much…at some point you need hands-on experience with the material you’ve learned. With Trinity’s Exercise Science major, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an internship that will develop your skills and knowledge as you interact with professionals in your field. Through your internship, you’ll solidify your classroom learning as you gain practical experience using the course material you learned in the classroom. With the Exercise Science major you will also have the opportunity to focus on four emphases: Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy or Kinesiology.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most Exercise Science majors complete their degree in 4 years.

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity has 10 varsity sports teams, including football, soccer, basketball, and more. You’ll get to work alongside the teams as you complete your Health Sciences degree.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Exercise Science is the study of physiological and functional adaptations to movement. The Exercise Science Major is a science-oriented curriculum that will prepare you for graduate study in exercise science/kinesiology, athletic training, physical therapy, and related health fields. The program has coursework in health sciences, anatomy, chemistry, physics, statistics, physiology, and psychology, culminating in a practical hands-on internship experience.

All Exercise Science majors complete a 46-hour of Exercise Science Core (required courses) in addition to choosing at least one area of emphasis: Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and/or Kinesiology. Eighteen hours of major requirements meet general education requirements.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 54 hours. This includes 24 hours of Exercise Science courses, 12 hours of Biology, 8 hours of Chemistry, 4 hours of Math, 3 hours of Bioethics, and 3 hours of Internship. Up to 15 of the required hours may be used to meet general education requirements. Interesting courses you could take:

  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physiology of Exercise

EXERCISE SCIENCE COURSES

EXERCISE SCIENCE COURSES
Course Title Credits
HS 161 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HS 162 Introduction to Interprofessional Exercise Science 1 hour
HS 165 Responding to Emergencies
and Sport Safety Training
3 hours
HS 168 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury 3 hours
HS 201 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours
HS 202 Nutrition* 3 hours
HS 251 Kinesiology 3 hours
HS 454 Measurement, Research, Statistics and Technology 3 hours
HS 490 Seminar in Interprofessional Health Sciences 1 hour
Biology
BIO 111 General Biology* 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
Math
MA 285X Statistics* 4 hours
Bioethics
BE 474X
OR
BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
Psychology
HPW 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology 3 hours
Total Hours 46 hours
*Fulfills a general education requirement
PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING EMPHASIS
(24–28 hours)
The Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis is designed to combine a solid theoretical science foundation with practical training needed to give students a competitive edge for continuing on to the graduate program in Athletic Training at TIU.
Course Title Credits
Select one option: 4-8 hours
CH 103
OR
CH 111
AND
CH 112
Introduction to Chemistry
OR
General Chemistry I
AND
General Chemistry II
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
HY 112 General Physics II 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
HS 351 Biomechanics 3 hours
HS 480
OR
HS 5111
Professional Rotation in Health Sciences 1
OR
Athletic Training Clinical I
1 hour
Highly Recommended Athletic Training courses
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
HS 365 Motor Learning and Lifespan Development 3 hours
HS 370 Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities
and Rehabilitation
3 hours
HS 380 Advanced Functional Anatomy 3 hours
Choose one: 3 hours
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 335 Child Development
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 339 Adult Development
Total Hours 64–72 hours
PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EMPHASIS
(24–28 hours)
The Pre-Occupational Therapy Emphasis is designed to combine a solid theoretical science foundation with the practical training needed to give students a competitive edge for acceptance to professional Occupational Therapy graduate programs.
Course Title Credits
Select one option: 4–8 hours
CH 103
OR
CH 111
AND
CH 112
Introduction to Chemistry
OR
General Chemistry I
AND
General Chemistry II
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PHY 112 General Physics II 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
HS 480 Professional Rotation in Health Sciences 1–6 hours
Choose one: 3 hours
PSY 335 Child Development
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 339 Adult Development
Highly Recommended Pre-Occupational Therapy Courses
BIO 310 Microbiology
HS 365 Motor Learning and Lifespan Development
HS 370 Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities
and Rehabilitation
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY EMPHASIS
(30 hours)
The Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis is designed to combine a solid theoretical science foundation with practical training needed to give students a competitive edge for acceptance to professional physical therapy programs.
Course Title Credits
CH 111 General Chemistry I 1 4 hours
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PHY 112 General Physics II 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
HS 480 Professional Rotation in Health Sciences 1–6 hours
BIO 410 Biology Seminar 1 hour
Choose one: 4 hours
BIO 310 Microbiology
BIO 320
AND
BIO 321
Immunology
AND
Immunology Case Studies Laboratory
BIO 430 Developmental Biology
Highly Recommended Pre-Physical Therapy Courses
HS 370 Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities
and Rehabilitation
3 hours
HS 365 Motor Learning and Lifespan Development 3 hours
HS 351 Biomechanics 3 hours
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
PSY 335 Child Development 3 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
PSY 339 Adult Development 3 hours
KINESIOLOGY EMPHASIS
(24–28 hours)
The Kinesiology Emphasis is designed to prepare students with the tools necessary to become experts in the field of strength and conditioning, whether working with athletes, in a health club, or conducting research.
Course Title Credits
Select one option: 4–8 hours
CH 103
OR
CH 111
AND
CH 112
Introduction to Chemistry 1
OR
General Chemistry I
AND
General Chemistry II
HPWA 104 Beginning Weight Training 1 hour
HPWA 204 Advanced Weight Training 1 hour
HPW 220 Practicum in Sport and Wellness Management 3 hours
HS 351 Biomechanics 3 hours
HS 446 Field Internship 9 hours
HS 455 Advanced Strength Training and Program Design 3 hours
Highly Recommended Kinesiology Courses
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
HS 370 Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities
and Rehabilitation
3 hours
HS 380 Advanced Functional Anatomy 3 hours
HS 402 Sport Nutrition 3 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Personal Fitness /
Performance Trainer
Group Exercise
Prescription Specialist
Exercise Physiologist Cardiac Technician
Home Health-Care Worker Occupational Therapist
Post-Graduate Programs in areas such as
Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology

 

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