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Overview

Gain an understanding of the historical, psychological, and sociological aspects of physical activity and sport in a changing environment.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Analyze exercise to modify and adapt physical activities to the individual.
  • Understand the concept of human development through lifespan development.
  • Complete an internship, research project or senior seminar course.
  • Complete at least 37 credits in Biology, Math and Health & Human Performance.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Exercise Science Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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Exercise Science Major (40-44 credits):

NSM Peak

Core Requirements (28 credits):

Core classes.

The BIO-201 and BIO-202 route is more appropriate for those going into the certain health professions such as medicine or physicians assistant.  This will allow the student to also take BIO-202.

MAT-212 is more appropriate for students who have a background in statistics already. 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits
BIO-159L Cellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  and  
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
HHP-314 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 credits
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3 credits
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I 3 credits
HHP-343L Physiology of Exercise I Lab 1 credits

 

Capstone (3 credits):

For Capstone Requirement:

2 units of HHP-496 or HHP-497 is needed and senior standing going into senior year and should be taken in the Summer before senior year or Fall of senior year.  HHP-498 should be taken the Spring of senior year. 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-496 Collaborative Research 1-3 credits
  or  
HHP-497 Internship 1-3 credits
HHP-498 Capstone II 1 credits

 

Electives (9 credits):

Complete at least 9 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-300 Applied Sport Psychology 3 credits
HHP-304 Motor Learning 3 credits
HHP-312 Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription 3 credits
HHP-318 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
HHP-408 Adult Fitness Programming 3 credits
HHP-410 Exercise Metabolism 3 credits
HHP-410L Exercise Metabolism Lab 1 credits
HHP-443 Physiology of Exercise II 3 credits
HHP-443L Physiology of Exercise II Lab 1 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Human Performance Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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17.5-18 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

 

Complete all of the following (8 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-106 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 credits
HHP-106L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1 credits
  or  
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
     
HHP-151 Personal Fitness 1 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete the following (9 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-304 Motor Learning 3 credits
HHP-312 Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription 3 credits
HHP-314 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 credits
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3 credits
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I 3 credits
HHP-343L Physiology of Exercise I Lab 1 credits
HHP-408 Adult Fitness Programming 3 credits

 

Some graduate and professional programs have additional course requirements.

 

Activity Course (0.5-1 credit):

Students must take an HHPA Activity course of their choice for .5-1 credit. (It does not have to be HHPA-122)

 

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