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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 Physiology Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

38-44 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

 

Complete the Health and Human Performance Core (18-23 credits):

One of the following (4-8 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
  AND  
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
  OR  
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits
BIO-159L Cellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab 1 credits

 

The BIO-201 - BIO-202 sequence is the better choice for students planning to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry, i.e., programs leading to careers as a physician or physician’s assistant or in dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical lab science, optometry or pharmacy.

BIO-159 is the appropriate choice for students who do not plan to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry. Graduate programs not requiring these courses would include those leading to careers as a nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist.

 

All of the following (14-15 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of 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-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits
  or  
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete the following (11 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-314 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 credits
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I 3 credits
HHP-343L Physiology of Exercise I Lab 1 credits
HHP-410 Exercise Metabolism 3 credits
HHP-410L Exercise Metabolism Lab 1 credits

 

Complete two the following (6-7 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-312 Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription 3 credits
HHP-318 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3 credits
HHP-370 Gross Anatomy 3 credits
HHP-399T Special Topics in Health & Human Perf 1-4 credits
HHP-411 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3 credits
HHP-443 Physiology of Exercise II 3 credits
  and  
HHP-443L Physiology of Exercise II Lab 1 credits
HHP-445 Environmental Human Physiology 3 credits
  and  
HHP-445L Environmental Human Physiology Lab 1 credits

 

Complete a total of 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-496 Collaborative Research 1-3 credits
HHP-497 Internship 1-3 credits
HHP-498 Sport Science Seminar 1 credits
HHP-499 Health Sciences Seminar 3 credits

 

Some graduate and professional programs have additional course requirements.

 

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