Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Integrate anatomic and biomechanics components of human movement, especially as they interact during athletic performance, bouts of exercise and physical activities of daily life.
  • Describe, explain, and apply physiological facts and principles to real life situations, especially as they occur in athletics, and fitness and health promotion establishments.
  • Identify the specific anatomical considerations, physical conditioning requirements, diet and exercise regimes, and injury prevention strategies, needed to improve physical health outcomes.
  • Describe ways to use theories of behavior change to develop programs addressing a variety of lifestyle changes.
  • Demonstrate superior knowledge of exercise science.

Program Requirements

HLSC 110Personal Wellness3
HLSC 120Anatomy & Physiology I *4
HLSC 160Anatomy and Physiology II *4
PHYS-ED 300Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement (prereq: HLSC 120 and HLSC 160 or concurrent enrollment)3
PHYS-ED 350Physiology of Sport and Exercise (prereq: HLSC 120 and HLSC 160 or concurrent enrollment)3
PHYS-ED 370Psychology of Sport and Exercise3
PHYS-ED 391Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
Total Credits23

If students are transferring an approved course equivalency for Anatomy & Physiology I & II that totals less than eight hours, they are required to take courses from the "strongly recommended" list to ensure they have earned a total of 23 hours to be awarded the Minor in Exercise Science. These courses include PHYS-ED 157, HLSC 200, and PHYS-ED 398.