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Overview

Learn lifelong skills that will prepare you for a healthy life, as well as careers in science and healthcare.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Work closely with professors, engaging in hands-on learning and laboratory research.
  • Embrace a core of courses, including nutrition and human anatomy and physiology.
  • Enhance quality of life by linking to positive and healthful living.
  • Prepare for successful careers in the health professions.
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 (37 credits):

NSM Peak

Core Requirements (28 credits):

Taking BIO-201 and BIO-202 instead of BIO-159 is recommended for students interested in certain health professions, such as medicine or physician's assistant. Please consult with an advisor in BIO or HHP about which route through the major is best for you.

 

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-203Human Health and Wellness3 credits
BIO-159Cellular Basis of Human Physiology3 credits
BIO-159LCellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab1 credits
or
BIO-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells3 credits
BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab1 credits
and
BIO-202Organismal Biology3 credits
BIO-202LOrganismal Biology1 credits
MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics3 credits
or
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 credits
BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 credits
BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 credits
BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II3 credits
BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1 credits
HHP-314Research Methods in Kinesiology3 credits
HHP-319Mechanical Analysis of Sport3 credits
HHP-343Physiology of Exercise I3 credits
HHP-343LPhysiology of Exercise I Lab1 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-496Collaborative Research1-3 credits
or
HHP-497Internship1-3 credits
HHP-498Capstone II1 credits

Electives (9 credits):

Complete at least 9 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-300Applied Sport Psychology3 credits
HHP-304Motor Learning3 credits
HHP-312Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription3 credits
HHP-318Applied Nutrition3 credits
HHP-410Exercise Metabolism
HHP-410LExercise Metabolism Lab1 credits
HHP-411Cardiopulmonary Physiology3 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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14.5-15 credits

Minor Requirements

Complete all of the following (5 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-106Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology3 credits
HHP-106LIntroduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1 credits
or
BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 credits
BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 credits
 
HHP-151Personal Fitness1 credits
 
MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics3 credits
or
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 credits

MAT credits counted in Professional Foundations minor.

Complete 9 credits from the following list:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-304Motor Learning3 credits
HHP-312Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription3 credits
HHP-314Research Methods in Kinesiology3 credits
HHP-319Mechanical Analysis of Sport3 credits
HHP-343Physiology of Exercise I3 credits
HHP-343LPhysiology of Exercise I Lab1 credits
HHP-496Collaborative Research1-3 credits
HHP-497Internship1-3 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 0.5-1 credit.

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