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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Studies - Exercise, Sport, & Movement Sciences Concentration, (B.S.)


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Health Studies (B.S.)

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.

Note:


Exercise, Sport, & Movement Science concentration may take any two of the the General Education natural sciences courses with lab in addition to BIOL 2010  and BIOL 2020  and labs.

The Major


Electives (3-34 hours)


Selected in consultation with advisor to bring the total number of credit hours to 120. Guided Electives.

In some of the above courses, variable hours of supervised laboratory/field experience will be required.

Typical 4-Year Exercise, Sport, & Movement Sciences Concentration Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 32 hrs


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Semester Totals 31 hrs


Semester Totals 27 hrs


Total Hours: 120


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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