This curriculum is based on the standards for Exercise Science programs published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. These standards are the basis for the Exercise Science major.
This major is targeted for those interested in Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Cardiac Rehabilitation, graduate programs in the exercise sciences or Sports Medicine related areas. With proper selection of courses, students can prepare for graduate or professional programs, including Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Physical therapist, athletic trainer, rehabilitation specialist, coaching
Examples of courses you’ll take as an Exercise Science major include Foundations of Health & Sport Sciences, Principles of Biology, Basic Care and Prevention of Injuries, Movement Anatomy, Human Anatomy, Health Behaviors, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and Exercise Testing and Prescription.
The Kinesiology program has a chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, the oldest honor fraternity related to the discipline of Kinesiology.
You can expect small class sizes and a great deal of interaction with your faculty. You can expect laboratories to be taught by your instructors, not by graduate teaching assistants. You can expect your faculty to be available as needed. Our 12/1 student/teacher ratio allows great students to excel and prepare themselves for the next stages of their academic or professional careers.