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UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Students must complete all major and concentration requirements with a C- or better to be eligible to enroll in their internship.

University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.


Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences concentration may take any two of the following General Education natural sciences courses with lab in addition to BIOL 2010 /BIOL 2011  and BIOL 2020 /BIOL 2021 ​: BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1011   (4); BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1021   (4); BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111   (4); BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121   (4);  CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1011  (4); CHEM 1020 /CHEM 1021    (4); CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111  (4); CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121  (4);  PHYS 1010 /PHYS 1001  (4); PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111   (4); PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121  (4). 

Electives (18 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

Year Total 32 hrs

Year Total 28 hrs

Year Total 33 hrs

Senior Year

Year Total 27 hrs

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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