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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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Major Requirements

37 credits

Core Requirements (28 credits):

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-201Molecules 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 Human Performance and Health Sciences3 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:

In the summer before senior year or the fall of senior year, majors must complete 2 credits of HHP-496 or INT-497. HHP-498 is scheduled for the spring term of senior year. 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-496Collaborative Research1-3 credits
or
INT-497Internship1-6 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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Minor Requirements

14.5-15 credits

Complete all of the following (5 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-110Introduction to Exercise Science3 credits
HHP-110LIntroduction to Exercise Science Lab1 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 Human Performance and Health Sciences3 credits
HHP-319Principles in Biomechanics3 credits
HHP-343Physiology of Exercise I3 credits
HHP-343LPhysiology of Exercise I Lab1 credits
HHP-496Collaborative Research1-3 credits
INT-497Internship1-6 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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