Exercise Science Major; Psychology Minor

Exercise Science Major; Psychology and Coaching Minor

Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout

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  • Prerequisite: EXSC 4000. Completion of a research study in exercise science including preparation of Institutional Review Board documents, collection and analysis of research data, preparation of research report, and presentation of research findings.

    There are also many bachelor programs available such as Personal Training, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Athletic Training that the Associate’s Degree coursework in Exercise Science prepares you for.

  • The primary goals of the Exercise Science program are demonstrate an understanding of general principles of exercise science concepts, ability to apply basic nutrition and weight management, and an understanding of safety, injury prevention and emergency procedures.

    Exercise science can be used to launch a career in athletic training, personal training, group exercise instructor, coaching, strength and conditioning specialist, physical education teacher, recreation director and sports management. Your degree can prepare you as an occupational therapy assistant, as a physical therapy assistant, or for transfer to bachelors programs in related fields in nearby universities.

    ESC 4986 Exercise Science Internship 6

  • ESC 4001 Exercise Science Capstone 1
    ESC 4043 Exercise Science Practicum 3
    ESC 4033 Special Populations 3
    KIN 4762 Problem Solving 2
    PSY 3393 Introduction to Sports Psychology 3
    Total hours 12

    Exercise Science is the study of anatomy, physiology, and the mechanics of human body movement. Earning a degree in this field enables you to assist people to be more active, move and navigate through activities better, and to live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition. Students build knowledge in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, statistics, physics, and psychology. But they also gain skills in first aid, performance improvement, coaching, wellness promotion and safety. If you think exercise science is just a fancy name for a PE major, you are in for a surprise.

The Clinical Exercise Science Students of year 5.

The same seed is what has created a movement in health and human performance departments at universities to move away from terms like “exercise physiologist/biomechanist/kinisiologist” toward a unifying umbrella of “Exercise science.” This is because those are all part of what you study at the graduate level and then some. I made a picture with a mouse to illustrate the breadth of subject matter I learned in my studies (click for full size):