Ithaca College

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Exercise and Sport Sciences

John Sigg, Associate Professor and Chair

To prepare students to address society's growing concerns about wellness, fitness, injury prevention, and rehabilitation, the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences (ESS) offers three exercise science majors:

Athletic training

Clinical exercise science

Exercise science

With careful planning, a qualified student may complete a master of science (M.S.) degree with a fifth year of study in the department. Questions about the five-year M.S. degree plan of study should be directed to the graduate chair, department chair, or adviser.

B.S. in Athletic Training

An athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, care, and management of athletic injuries. The degree program in athletic training (AT) addresses the national need for better care of athletes and the physically active. Certified athletic trainers work under the direction of physicians in many settings, including high schools, colleges, professional sports programs, hospitals, fitness centers, industry, and sports medicine clinics.

The AT major is designed to prepare the student for the Board of Certification (BOC) national certification examination. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards and guidelines impose specific restrictions on the number of majors Ithaca College can enroll in the AT degree program. AT students applying for retention must sign an agreement that they will meet the program's technical standards. Clarification regarding these standards can be obtained from the program director.

Special Academic Status Policy for AT
Retention requirements - sophomore review

At the end of the sophomore year, the student must apply to be formally reviewed for retention in or admission to the athletic training major. Retention or admission is based on the following criteria:

• Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75;

• Minimum GPA of 3.00 in athletic training courses EXSS-20000, EXSS-24600, EXSS-24700, EXSS-25000, EXSS-25100, and EXSS-25600, with no grade lower than C- in these courses;

• Completion of basic and applied science courses EXSS-12000, EXSS-12100, EXSS-12400, EXSS-22000, and EXSS-22100, with no grade lower than C-;

• Completion of 60 hours in a clinical setting supervised by Ithaca College; and

• Completion of required athletic training competencies and proficiencies.

Retention or admission is competitive, based on an applicant's level of achievement according to the stated criteria. Students should be aware that following a successful sophomore review, a minimum of 720 hours of clinical experience over a minimum of four additional semesters is required to complete the AT major. Because the clinical experience hours often coincide with athletic practice time, pursuit of the AT major may make participation in intercollegiate athletics at Ithaca College after the sophomore year more difficult and may require the completion of clinical experience hours outside the traditional academic calendar.

Junior and senior retention requirements

Retention in the AT program is based on the following criteria:

• Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75;

• GPA of at least 3.00 in all athletic training coursework (EXSS-20000, EXSS-24600, EXSS-24700, EXSS-25000, EXSS-25100, EXSS-25600, EXSS-30000, EXSS-30100, EXSS-34000, EXSS-34200, EXSS-35000, EXSS-35100, EXSS-36000, EXSS-36100, EXSS-36500, EXSS-40000, EXSS-40100, EXSS-43000, and EXSS-45500), with no grade lower than C-;

• Minimum grade of C- in all remaining courses required by CAATE accreditation guidelines (HLTH-20200, EXSS-32100, EXSS-37500, and a psychology elective); and

• Satisfactory progress toward completion of a minimum of 720 supervised clinical hours in accordance with College specifications.

A student failing to meet the minimum standards in any given semester will be given one semester to attain them. Failure to meet standards for two consecutive semesters will result in dismissal from the AT major.

Requirements for the Major in Athletic Training - B.S.
General requirements
Computer science - a total of 3 credits to be selected from the following:

COMP-xxxxx

Computer science elective or

EXSS-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport

3

Statistics - a total of 3-4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4) or

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4) or

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3)

MATH-24300

Statistics (3)

3-4

Natural sciences

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology or

BIOL-12100

Principles of Biology

4

Humanities - courses from a minimum of two departments

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics

3

Humanities electives

6

Total

9

Communication skills

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Writing elective

3

Total

9

Social sciences

PSYC-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding methods and
statistics courses)

3

Social sciences elective from a department other
than psychology

3

Total

6

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-16200

Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science

2

EXSS-20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS-22000

Kinesiology

4

EXSS-22100

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS-32000

Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS-32100

Exercise Physiology

4

Total

30

Additional courses

Aquatics electives (PHED-xxxxx or PALS-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (from approved list in departmental office) (1-1.5)

2

Total

2

Total, general requirements

66-67

Specific requirements

EXSS-12400

Emergency Care for the Health Professional

1

EXSS-20000

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I

1

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

EXSS-24700

Advanced Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries/Illnesses

3

EXSS-25000

Athletic Training Techniques I

1

EXSS-25100

Athletic Training Techniques II

1

EXSS-25600

Athletic Injury Assessment

3

EXSS-30000

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II

1

EXSS-30100

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III

1

EXSS-34000

Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

3

EXSS-34200

Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training

3

EXSS-35000

Athletic Training Techniques III

1

EXSS-35100

Athletic Training Techniques IV

1

EXSS-36000

Medical Science I

3

EXSS-36100

Medical Science II

2

EXSS-36500

Internship in Athletic Training

4

EXSS-37500

Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences

3

EXSS-40000

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV

1

EXSS-40100

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V

1

EXSS-43000

Seminar in Athletic Training

3

EXSS-47500

Internship in Athletic Training II

4

Total, specific requirements

44

Free electives

Total

9-10

Summary

General requirements

66-67

Specific requirements

44

Free electives

9-10

Total, B.S. in athletic training

120

B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science

The major in clinical exercise science (CES) provides the student with knowledge and skills to assess physical function and prescribe exercise for athletes, healthy and diseased individuals. This program allows students to become highly qualified in the assessment of exercise capacity and in the prescription and leadership of exercise. In a variety of settings (e.g., athletic, clinical, private, corporate, hospital), a CES-trained exercise professional will use exercise as a modality to help prevent or rehabilitate individuals with chronic lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, diabetes, and hypertension. CES majors may also choose to work with athletes to improve performance through enhanced conditioning of strength, speed, agility, balance, and other aspects of sport fitness. Students will also be prepared to help those with functional deficits that persist following rehabilitation from injury or surgery. CES majors can choose to bring a specific focus to their study allowing a professional specialty to evolve that emphasizes corporate wellness, disease rehabilitation, youth fitness, fitness management, geriatric wellness, personal training, and strength and conditioning of athletes. Such an emphasis is structured by thoughtful use of elective coursework and experiential learning (i.e., fieldwork and internship). Careers our graduates assume range from working in clinical technology (e.g., pacemaker or MRI tech) to strength coaching professional athletes or managing wellness programs for Fortune 500 companies. The CES degree is flexible enough to allow the student to grow in a variety of related professional directions.

Special Academic Status Policy for Clinical Exercise Science Majors

Students in the clinical exercise science major are required to:

• Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50;

• Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all basic and applied sciences and all specific requirements; and

• Complete each of the required courses and restricted elective courses in the exercise and sport sciences department, except EXSS-16200, EXSS-27300, and internships, with a grade of at least C-. Failure to complete each of these courses with at least a C- mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policy on repeating courses stated in this catalog must be followed.

A student failing to meet these academic standards in any given semester will be given one semester to attain these standards. Failure to meet these standards in two consecutive semesters or any three semesters will result in dismissal from the major.

Enrollment in internship courses is dependent upon meeting the stated academic standards. Students who meet the minimum standards described above at the time of internship registration may enroll in EXSS-47300 Internship: Preventative Clinical Exercise Science. Students who achieve academic standards of at least a 3.00 GPA in the basic and applied sciences and all specific requirements and at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA may enroll in EXSS-47300 Internship: Preventative Exercise Science or EXSS-47400 Internship: Rehabilitative Exercise Science.

Requirements for the Major in Clinical Exercise Science - B.S.
General requirements
Computer Science - a total of 3 credits to be selected from the following:

COMP-xxxxx

Computer science elective (3) or

EXSS-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

Mathematics - a total of 4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses before enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (4) or

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

MATH11100

Calculus I (4)

4

Statistics

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after MATH-10800 or MATH-11100) (3) or

MATH-24300

Statistics (3) or

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

3-4

Natural sciences

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology or

BIOL-12100

Principles of Biology

4

Humanities

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics

3

Humanities elective from a department other than philosophy

3

Total

6

Communication skills

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-20100

Persuasive Argument or

WRTG-21100

Writing for the Workplace

3

Total

9

Social sciences

PSYC-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

EXSS-20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

Total

6

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-22000

Kinesiology

4

EXSS-22100

Biomechanics of Human Movement (3) or

PHYS-10100

Introduction to Physics (4)

3-4

EXSS-42000

Advanced Biomechanics

4

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS-32000

Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS-32100

Exercise Physiology

4

EXSS-42100

Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology

3

EXSS-42200

Exercise and Rehabilitation Psychology

3

Total

35-36

Additional courses

Aquatics electives (PHED-xxxxx or PALS-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

Dance or martial arts electives (THPA-xxxxx, PHED-xxxxx,

or PALS-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (from approved list in departmental office) (0.5-1)

Total

2.0

Total, general requirements

72-74

Specific requirements

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

GERO-10100

Introduction to Gerontology

3

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

EXSS-16200

Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science

2

EXSS-17300

Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science I

1

EXSS-26200

Principles of Fitness Evaluation and Prescription

4

EXSS-26300

Exercise Techniques

2

EXSS-27300

Community Service in Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

EXSS-36200

Pathophysiology, Limited Capacity, and Exercise

3

EXSS-37300

Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science II

1

EXSS-46200

Fitness Programming Leadership and Administration

2

EXSS-46300

Application of Strength and Conditioning Principles (3) or

EXSS-46400

Cardiopulmonary Assessment for Exercise (3)

3

EXSS-46500

Practicum in Fitness

1

EXSS-47300

Internship: Preventative Clinical Exercise Science (6-12) or

EXSS-47400

Internship: Rehabilitative Clinical Exercise Science (6-12)

6-12

Total, specific requirements

35-41

Free electives

Total

7-15

Summary

General requirements

72-74

Specific requirements

35-41

Free electives

7.15

Total, B.S. in clinical exercise science

122

B.S. in Exercise Science

The exercise science major prepares the student with a theoretical understanding of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, physiological, and psychological effects of exercise stress on the human body.

Students who have graduated with a B.S. in exercise science have gone on to careers in exercise science, ergonomics, exercise and fitness journalism, exercise nutrition, fitness management, marketing and sales, medical/pharmaceutical sales, mind/body studies, wellness education, wilderness exercise science, and youth fitness. Many students have also pursued graduate degrees in exercise physiology, sport psychology, and related exercise and health science fields.

Students may choose one of three options to complete the exercise science major: B.S. in exercise science; B.S. in exercise science, sport and exercise psychology concentration; or B.S. in exercise science, medical sciences emphasis.

Special Academic Status Policy for Exercise Science Majors

Enrollment in capstone experiences requires a certain level of academic achievement. Enrollment in EXSS-47500 Research Team in Exercise and Sport Sciences requires a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.25 GPA in all basic and applied sciences, except for EXSS-16200 Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science and EXSS-27300 Community Service in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Enrollment in EXSS-46000 Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences requires a 2.50 minimum cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.75 GPA in required courses in the exercise and sport sciences department, except for EXSS-16200 Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science and EXSS-27300 Community Service in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Exercise science internships are typically in the student's selected area of professional specialty and are not normally arranged in clinical settings. The exercise science student must plan with a faculty sponsor and have permission of the department chair to enroll in either the research team or the internship.

The B.S. in exercise science is designed to provide students with a strong background in the exercise sciences while providing the opportunity to tailor the major to their own interests and needs. To this end, students are encouraged to either complete a minor or work with a faculty adviser to create a cluster of courses within their free electives that support their career goals.

Requirements for the Major in Exercise Science - B.S.
General requirements
Computer science

A total of 3-4 credits based on results of an ESS competency exam, to be selected from the following:

EXSS-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport
(level 2) (3) or

COMP-11000

Computers and Information Technologies (level 2) (3) or

COMP-xxxxx

Computer science elective (level 1)

3-4

Mathematics

A total of 4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (4) or

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

MATH-11100

Calculus I (4)

4

Statistics

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4)

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after MATH-10800 or MATH-11100) (3) or

MATH-24300

Statistics (3) or

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

3-4

Natural sciences

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology (4) or

BIOL-12100

Principles of Biology (4)

4

Natural sciences elective (3)

3

Total

7

Humanities

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics

3

Humanities elective (from a department other than philosophy)

3

Total

6

Communication skills

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Writing elective

3

Total

9

Social sciences

PSYC-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

Social sciences elective (from a department other than psychology)

3

Total

6

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-16200

Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science

2

EXSS-20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS-22000

Kinesiology

4

EXSS-22100

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS-26200

Principles of Fitness Evaluation and Prescription

4

EXSS-27300

Community Service in Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

EXSS-32000

Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS-32100

Exercise Physiology

4

EXSS-37500

Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences

3

Total

38

Additional courses

Aquatics electives (PHED-xxxxx or PALS-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (1-1.5) (from approved list in departmental office)

2

HLTH-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

Total

6

Total, general requirements

82-84

ESS restricted electives

A total of 15 credits to be selected from the following:

EXSS-24700

Advanced Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

EXSS-26000

Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

EXSS-26300

Exercise Techniques (2)

EXSS-29900

Psychology of Coaching (3)

EXSS-33000

Motivation and Communication in Exercise and Sport (3)

EXSS-36000

Medical Science I (3)

EXSS-36100

Medical Science II (3)

EXSS-44800

Pathophysiology (3)

EXSS-36400

Complementary & Alternative Therapies (3)

EXSS-42000

Advanced Biomechanics (4)

EXSS-42100

Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology (3)

EXSS-46300

Strength and Conditioning (3)

ESSS-46400

Cardiopulmonary Assessment (3)

Total

15

Free electives

Total

21-23

Summary

General requirements

82-84

ESS restricted electives

15

Free electives

22-24

Total, B.S. in exercise science

120

B.S. in Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Psychology Concentration

The sport and exercise psychology concentration provides students with a theoretical understanding of the psychological components of sport and exercise participation and peak performance. Students are well positioned to pursue advanced study in sport and exercise psychology or to use their knowledge to present theoretical material in an applicable way to various groups through workshops, websites, scholarly articles, and sport psychology consultation.

In addition to the general exercise science requirements, students seeking the sport and exercise psychology concentration must complete a number of courses within the sport and exercise psychology discipline as well as a minor in psychology. Courses within the concentration include Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Coaching, Motivation and Communication in Exercise and Sport, and Seminar in Sport Psychology. A detailed list of these courses is available from the department office.

Requirements for the Major in Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Psychology Concentration - B.S.
General requirements
Computer science

A total of 3-4 credits based on results of an ESS competency exam, to be selected from the following:

EXSS-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport (level 2) (3) or

COMP-11000

Computers and Information Technologies (level 2) (3) or

COMP-xxxxx

Computer science elective(level 1) (3-4)

3-4

Mathematics

A total of 4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (4) or

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

MATH-11100

Calculus I (4)

4

Statistics

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4) or

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (may not be taken after MATH-10800 or MATH-11100) (3) or

MATH-24300

Statistics (3) or

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

3-4

Natural sciences

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology (4) or

BIOL-12100

Principles of Biology (4)

4

Total

4

Humanities

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics

3

Humanities elective (from a department other than philosophy)

3

Total

6

Communication skills

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Writing elective

3

Total

9

Social sciences

Social sciences elective (from a department other than psychology)

3

Total

3

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-16200

Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science

2

EXSS-22000

Kinesiology

4

EXSS-22100

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS-32000

Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS-32100

Exercise Physiology

4

EXSS-37500

Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences

3

Total

30

Additional courses

Aquatics electives (PHED-xxxxx or PALS-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (1-1.5) (from approved list in departmental office)

2

HLTH-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

Total

6

Total, general requirements

68-70

Sport and exercise psychology concentration

EXSS-20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

3

EXSS-26000

Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology (3)

3

EXSS-2990

Psychology of Coaching (3)

3

EXSS-33000

Motivation and Communication in Exercise and Sport (3)

3

EXSS-40400

Leadership/Team Building (3)

3

EXSS-43600

Sport Counseling (3)

3

Total

18

Psychology minor

PSYC-10300

General Psychology

3

PSYC-11300

General Psychology Lab

1

PSYC-20100

Proseminar in Motivation

3

PSYC-31100

Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC-31600

Social Psychology

3

PSYC-33000

Cognition

3

PSYC-40700

Personality

3

Total

20

Summary

General requirements

68-70

Concentration

18

Psychology minor

20

Free electives

12-14

Total, B.S. in exercise science with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology

120

B.S. in Exercise Science, Medical Sciences Emphasis

The medical sciences emphasis prepares students for any of the medical professions, such as medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant, by incorporating the prerequisites for entry into medical and graduate schools into the general exercise science curriculum. The emphasis is designed so that students can select one of two biology, chemistry, and physics sequences based on the requirements of their chosen medical profession. Students completing the medical sciences emphasis are also well positioned to obtain employment in exercise and health science-related research and clinical positions in both public settings and private industry.

Requirements for the Major in Exercise Science, Medical Sciences Emphasis - B.S
General requirements
Computer science

A total of 3-4 credits based on results of an ESS competency exam, to be selected from the following:

EXSS-13900

Computer Applications in Exercise and Sport (level 2) (3) or

COMP-11000

Computers and Information Technologies (level 2) (3) or

COMP-xxxxx

Computer science elective(level 1) (3-4)

3-4

Mathematics

A total of 4 credits to be selected from the following (students may be required to complete other mathematics courses prior to enrolling in these courses, depending on their scores on the math placement exam):

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (4) or

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

MATH-11100

Calculus I (4)

4

Statistics

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4)

MATH-24300

Statistics (3) or

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4) or

PSYC-20700

Statistics in Psychology (4)

3-4

Natural sciences

BIOL-11900

Fundamentals of Biology (4) or

BIOL-12100

Principles of Biology (4)

4

Total

4

Humanities

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics

3

Humanities elective (from a department other than philosophy)

3

Total

6

Communication skills

SPCM-11000

Public Communication or

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II

3

WRTG-xxxxx

Writing elective

3

Total

9

Social sciences

PSYC-xxxxx

Psychology elective (excluding statistics and methods courses)

3

Social sciences elective (from a department other than psychology)

3

Total

6

Basic and applied sciences

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-16200

Introduction to Fitness and Exercise Science

2

EXSS-20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS-22000

Kinesiology

4

EXSS-24600

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS-26200

Principles of Fitness Evaluation and Prescription

4

EXSS-27300

Community Service in Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

EXSS-32000

Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS-32100

Exercise Physiology

4

EXSS-37500

Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences

3

EXSS-42000

Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement

4

Total

39

Additional courses

Aquatics electives (PHED-xxxxx or PALS-xxxxx) (0.5-1) and

Lifetime sport/leisure activity electives (from approved list in departmental office) (1-1.5)

2

HLTH-12200

Emergency Health Care

1

HLTH-20200

Human Nutrition

3

Total

6

Total, general requirements

80-82

Medical sciences emphasis

BIOL-12000

Fundamentals of Biology (4) or

BIOL-12100

Principles of Biology (4)

4

CHEM-11100

Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)

CHEM-11300

Chemistry Lab (1)

CHEM-11200

Org Chemistry and Biochemistry (3)

CHEM-11400

Chemistry Lab (1) or

CHEM-12100

Principles of Chemistry I (4)

CHEM-12200

Principles of Chemistry II (3)

CHEM-12400

Experimental Chemistry I (2)

CHEM-22500

Experimental Chemistry II (2)

CHEM-22100

Organic Chemistry (3)

CHEM-23200

Quantitative Chemistry (3)

8-17

PHYS-10100

Introduction to Physics I (4) or

PHYS-11700

Principles of Physics (4) or

PHYS-10100

Introduction to Physics I (4) and

PHYS-10200

Introduction to Physics II (4) or

PHYS-11700

Principles of Physics (4) and

PHYS-11800

Principles of Physics II (4)

4-8

Total

16-29

Summary

General requirements

80-82

Medical sciences emphasis

16-29

Free electives

9-24

Total, B.S. in exercise science with an emphasis in medical sciences

120

Minors

Two minors are offered in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences: exercise science, and sport and exercise psychology.

Exercise Science Minor

The exercise science minor is designed to give students a foundation in exercise science for pursuing related professional interests in health care or personal interests in the lifetime pursuit of sports participation, fitness, and wellness. The exercise science minor is open to students majoring in all disciplines except exercise and sport sciences.

Curriculum

EXSS-12000

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

EXSS-12100

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSS-22000

Kinesiology

4

EXSS-22100

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSS-32100

Exercise Physiology

4

Total, minor in exercise science

19

It is recommended, but not required, that students also choose one of the following:

EXSS-29600

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS-32000

Neuromuscular Control

3

EXSS-42100

Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology

3


Sport and Exercise Psychology Minor

The sport and exercise psychology minor provides students with a basic understanding of the psychological components of sport and exercise participation and peak performance. Students will acquire practical and applied knowledge for team building, leadership, and goal setting, which may be used in coaching, business, industry, and wellness. The sport and exercise psychology minor is open to students majoring in all disciplines except exercise science with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology.

Curriculum

EXSS-20200

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS-26000

Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology

3

EXSS-29900

Psychology of Coaching

3

EXSS-33000

Motivation and Communication in Exercise and Sport

3

EXSS-40400

Leadership/Team Building

3

EXSS-43600

Sport Counseling

3

Total, minor in sport and exercise psychology

18