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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Major: Health Studies


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Program objectives for a B.S. in Health Studies are: (a) to demonstrate critical thinking skills, specifically in the areas of evaluating evidence and understanding sources; (b) to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication and computer utilization; (c) to use knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics to analyze and evaluate movement and to prescribe exercises to prevent injuries and enhance performance; (d) to recognize risk factors (i.e., cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal) and their relationship to physical activity, nutrition and other lifestyle behaviors; identify risk factors, which may require consultation with medical or allied health professionals (e) to demonstrate an understanding of principles and research-based guidelines for nutrition, body composition, and weight management when analyzing current status and prescribing desirable changes; (f) to demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of program planning, management, evaluation, and administration of health and wellness programs and facilities; (g) to be able to formulate research questions, collect and analyze data, and make appropriate conclusions based on data results.

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