B.S. in Kinesiology – Exercise Science
This specialization prepares you to analyze physical activity, exercise, and sport in a physiological context, with an emphasis on basic science courses. You will be trained to assess, design, and implement exercise programs for individuals who are apparently healthy, and those with controlled disease. You will learn to evaluate health behaviors and risk factors, conduct fitness assessments, write appropriate exercise prescriptions and motivate individuals to modify negative health habits.
This option is for students considering careers or graduate degrees in health care professions including exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, chiropractic, and occupational therapy. You may also choose advanced study in the allied health professions, including exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, chiropractic medicine or occupational therapy.
Core Exercise Science Curriculum Courses (47 credits)
Required of all exercise science students. Courses include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Physiology of Exercise and Exercise Testing and Prescription. The required 12-credit internship provides students an opportunity to apply scientific course work principles in an exercise, fitness, rehabilitation or physical therapy setting.
Professional Content Area (13 credits)
Courses include Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry Aspects and Statistics.
General Education Requirements (40 credits)
Courses taken to meet university requirements. See UCAS for more information.