Department of Exercise Science

The Exercise Science (EXSC) Department is a highly interactive program that prepares students for broadly defined health care and physical education opportunities. Students receive training in many areas that contribute to the understanding of human movement.

About the Program

The Exercise Science (EXSC) Department is a highly interactive program that prepares students for broadly defined health care and physical education opportunities. Students receive training in many areas that contribute to the understanding of human movement. In particular, the students are exposed to coursework within the major augmented by foundational courses in anatomy, physiology, psychology, chemistry, physics and biomechanics.  The EXSC Department offers three emphasis areas for the Bachelor of Science degree: Human Performance, Health Professions, and Pedagogy/Teaching Physical Education.

The Exercise Physiology Lab and Biomechanics Lab provide students with the latest technology and facilities used for instruction in each emphasis. The Laboratories provide students the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment: 3-dimensional force plates, Biodex System3 Isokinetic Unit, 6-camera optical motion capture and analysis system, telemetered electromyography system, metabolic carts, EKG system, and more.  In addition, the lab houses a Hologic bone densitometer which is used in faculty-student projects.

Many of the careers associated with a degree in Exercise Science require additional education, certification, or licensure beyond an undergraduate degree. As such, upon graduation, students are prepared to enter additional educational programs in healthcare, teaching physical education, sports medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, coaching, fitness management, nutrition, wellness, biomechanics, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, sport psychology, motor development, and other health related fields.

Degree Requirements and Example Four-Year Plans

Human Performance: 2009 Catalog     2011 Catalog

Health Professions: 2009 Catalog     2011 Catalog

Pedagogy/Teaching Physical Education: 2009 Catalog     2011 Catalog    

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