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.
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:
|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|