|Bachelor of Science
in Sports & Exercise Science
Sports & Exercise Science
Students selecting this degree track acquire a strong foundation in science based curriculum that integrates research, education, and practical application within a variety of contexts to enhance personal fitness, health, and sport performance.
In developing this foundation, students receive diverse instruction, laboratory/clinical application, and real world placement opportunities aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed to pass a variety of rigorous certification examinations that require expertise within the following categories: functional anatomy and biomechanics, exercise physiology, human development and aging, pathophysiology and risk factors, human behavior and psychology, health appraisal and fitness testing, emergency procedures and safety, exercise programming, and nutrition and weight management.
Upon completion of the degree program, students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with employment standards, including 1) an understanding of scientific principles to support evidence based practices, 2) proficiency in use of equipment, technology, and software to assess human movement, performance, and function of diverse populations under a range of health conditions, 3) competency in communicating clinical information orally, in writing and electronically with colleagues, families, populations, and/or communities, 4) a shared responsibility in working with others to create collaborative partnerships in diverse settings, 5) accountability for legal, moral and ethical considerations of professional practice, and 6) a commitment to lifelong learning through active engagement in public service venues and professional development endeavors.
ACSM (The American College of Sports Medicine)
NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
Cooper Institute (Research & Education)
ACE (American Council on Exercise)