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Exercise Science Major

The curriculum and instruction of the Exercise Science Program utilizes a theory to practice model that integrates critical thinking with theory based courses balanced with experiential learning opportunities. The program prepares students for further education and/ or employment in exercise and sport science, fitness and health related fields. The program also prepares students to take nationally recognized certifications.

Exercise Science: Goals for the Major

In successfully completing a major in exercise science, a student will be able to:

  • understand and apply the underlying scientific foundations of the sub disciplines of exercise science;
  • demonstrates the ability to administer, evaluate, and interpret assessment techniques and protocols inherent in exercise and sport science;
  • design appropriate exercise prescription for diverse populations which account for possible modifications due to environmental conditions and special needs of the subjects;
  • engage in health promotion activities including physical assessments, interpretation of assessments, and program design and delivery; and
  • pursue ongoing professional development in exercise and sport science or related professional fields through further education, employment and participation in professional organizations.

Exercise Science: Degree Requirements

Prerequisites:

MATH 170: Calculus

BIOL 212 and 213: Anatomy and Physiology

PHYS 210: Introduction to Mechanics

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

 

Required Courses: 48 credits

BIOL 210 and 211; Principles of Biology

CHEM 210 and 211; General Chemistry

HHPA 183: Seminar in Health and Human Movement

HHPA 280: Nutrition

HHPA 352: Kinesiology

HHPA 365: Principles of Training and Conditioning

HHPA 397: Introduction to Research and Analysis in Physical Activity/Human Performance

HHPA 440: Physiology of Exercise

HHPA 440L: Exercise Physiology Laboratory

HHPA 441: Senior Seminar in Exercise Science

HHPA 452: Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

HHPA 482: Applied Exercise Science

HHPA 480 or 487: Internship or independent study: and a minimum of three credits

A grade of C- or better is required in all exercise science major courses and prerequisites.

Additional Requirements for Degree Completion

Complete the Linfield Curriculum

Paracurriculars: 3 credits

Electives to meet the Total Credits: minimum of 125