Program Chair: Alyssa Younker, Ph.D.
Available in the Day College.
Exercise science is the multidisciplinary study of human movement and involves a range of disciplines such as anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and nutrition. Exercise science is home to a program that focuses on the practical and scientific practice and understanding within the exercise science, fitness, sports medicine, and health promotion domains. By the time you graduate, we’ll have prepared you to pursue a career in a variety of health related settings from schools, colleges, clinics, and the sport/fitness industry, or to continue your studies toward an advanced degree in physical therapy, athletic training or other graduate programs in exercise science.
Mission: Exercise Science focuses on the practical and scientific practice and understanding within the exercise science and health promotion domains. Grounded in the strong liberal arts, graduates are prepared to lead the exercise science industry in both the health and fitness related domains.
Student learning Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of pre exercise assessment and exercise prescription by completing a pre-exercise evaluation on a theoretical patient or by completing an exercise prescription for the patient.
- Students will demonstrate an applied understanding of models of behavior change and/or goal setting.
- Students will demonstrate an applied understanding of the form and function of the human body.