Exercise Science BA/BS

This major prepares students to integrate principles from the physical sciences, kinesiology, and health into the study of the science of human movement. Students who pursue this degree often plan to attend professional post-baccalaureate programs in the allied health sciences (i.e. physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, etc.). Students completing the major in Exercise Science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of cell structure, cell function, organismal form and function, human anatomy, exercise physiology, human physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise and special populations, nutrition, stress management, substance use and abuse.
  2. Demonstrate practical laboratory skills focused on application to health sciences including skills in physiological testing and exercise prescription and exercise leadership.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply skills and knowledge within a professional allied health setting, integrating ethical standards and an appreciation of diversity in their professional lives.
  4. Demonstrate ability to succeed in future study in a variety of allied health fields that are clinically-oriented and that place an emphasis on research-based practice.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MATH-147PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)5.00
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
BIOL-252HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I4.00
CHEM-111PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Selelct one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300U (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of foreign language if selecting Bachelors of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits40.00

Program Requirements

Health & Kinesiology Courses
HLTH-253NUTRITION3.00
HLTH/KIN-272FITNESS AND WELLNESS3.00
KIN-248SPORTS MEDICINE3.00
KIN-361BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY1.00
KIN-362BIOMECHANICS3.00
KIN-363PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3.00
KIN-364EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY1.00
KIN-381TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION3.00
KIN-434EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION3.00
KIN/HLTH-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Select three courses from the following selectives:8.00 - 9.00
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS
AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RECREATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
HEALTH PROMOTION
WELLNESS COACHING
Natural Science Courses
BIOL-181ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY OF LIFE4.00
BIOL-182CONCEPTS IN CELLULAR MECHANISMS4.00
BIOL-253HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II4.00
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
PHYS-111GENERAL PHYSICS I4.00
PHYS-112GENERAL PHYSICS II4.00
Select a 300/400 level NS (Biology) course2.00 - 4.00
Cross-Discipline Courses
KIN-260INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH1.00
or BIOL-280 PRE-MEDICAL SEMINAR
MEDPT-173MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY3.00
MATH-253STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES3.00
or PSYC-300 STATISTICAL METHODS
Senior Research/Project
KIN-498SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I3.00
KIN-499RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II3.00
Electives
Select 4-7 elective credits4.00 - 7.00
Total Credits77.00-83.00

Summary

General Education40
Health & Kinesiology Program34-35
Natural Science Program26-28
Cross-Discipline Courses7
Senior Research/Project6
Electives4-7
Total120