Exercise Science

Exercise Science class.

The Exercise Science program involves the study of the human body during exercise and is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in health promotion, performance enhancement/strength and conditioning, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and corporate wellness. Internships are utilized to allow students to work with healthy and high-risk clients of various age and ability.

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Three of our Exercise Science students competed in a quiz bowl at the Midwest Regional American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Indiana this month. (from left to right, Sammy Nelson, Sarah Dyer and Ashley Ziebell)

 Exercise Science Major

Students will complete ten courses plus as capstone as follows:

Required:

  • Bio 104 Human Biology with lab  *SR area of engagement
  • NaSc 107 Nutrition
  • SpSc 201 Basic Athletic Training
  • SpSc 239 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (May Term only)
  • SpSc 240 Kinesiology
  • SpSc 255 Exercise Techniques/Weight Training  *IL embedded skill
  • SpSc 310 Exercise Physiology  *IL embedded skill
  • SpSc 312 Public Community Health and Safety  *CL and WC embedded skill
  • SpSc 319 Junior or Senior internship
  • SpSc 340 Program Design and Exercise Prescription *CT embedded skill pending

Capstone:

  • SpSc 385 Senior Capstone and  internship  *IL and WC embedded skill
Highly recommended:
  • SpSc 251 Contemporary Health (preferably prior to taking SpSc 312)  *CL and WC embedded skill
  • Bio 165 Medical terminology and pharmacology (May term only)

Students wanting to pursue graduate studies should also take the following:

  • Research Methods (from Psychology or Sociology departments)
  • Statistics (from Psychology or Sociology departments)
  • Human Physiology

Exercise Science Minor

Students will complete seven courses as follows:

Required:

  • NaSc 107 Nutrition
  • SpSc 239 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (May term only)
  • SpSc 240 Kinesiology
  • SpSc 255 Exercise Techniques/Weight Training
  • SpSc 310 Exercise Physiology
  • SpSc 340 Program Design and Exercise Prescription

Highly Recommended:

  • SpSc 319 Junior or Senior Internship

 

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Midwest American College of Sports Medicine (MWACSM)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

American Kinesiology Association (AKA)