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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-18 Catalog

Exercise Science Major


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The exercise science major consists of a science-based curriculum with specific emphasis on applications to exercise and health. This major is intended primarily for those students interested in non-teaching careers in exercise science, health, wellness, fitness, and for those who wish to  pursue graduate studies in an exercise science related field.

Competency requirements:


  • Physical fitness competency
    • Meet the physical fitness competency requirement as established by the kinesiology department
    • The physical fitness competency requirement consists of an initial assessment and exit assessment. The initial assessment will be completed in KIN180-Introduction to Kinesiology and the exit assessment will be computed during KIN330-Exercise Testing and Prescription.
  • First aid and CPR certification:
    • Option 1: First aid and CPR certifications through American Heart Association or American Red Cross
    • Option 2: CPR certification and KIN234-Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
    • Option 3: Complete one of the following courses:
      • KIN104-First Aid
      • KIN152-Emergency Care
      • KIN260-Coaching Endorsement

Total credits required: 49-58


Note:


Internships range from 2-12 credits. The maximum credits applied to the major is noted under the 417 course designation.

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