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Exercise Science

DEGREE
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Exercise Science Program, housed  in the Department of Kinesiology, strives to impart the knowledge, skills and professional qualities necessary to pursue career opportunities in the sport and exercise settings as well as promote health and wellness as a part of lifelong learning. The department combines the values of a liberal arts education with specific content in the areas of Exercise Science and Sport Management.

Graduates of the Kinesiology Department will:
1. Demonstrate the abilities associated with being an independent learner and critical thinker.
2. Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate both orally and in writing
3. Demonstrate the necessary professional qualities for pursuit of diverse careers or graduate opportunities that relate to the Exercise Science or Sport Management field.

B.S. DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
The Department of Kinesiology strives to impart the knowledge, skills and professional qualities necessary to pursue career opportunities in the sport and exercise settings as well as promote health and wellness as a part of lifelong learning. The department combines the values of a liberal arts education with specific content in the areas of Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Sport Management. Exercise Science students appropriately apply the skills and knowledge obtained through the science based coursework that includes investigation of the body’s response to exercise and exercise programming (based on ACSM standards and guidelines).

Graduates of the Exercise Science program:

1. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the socio-cultural dimensions and ethical considerations related to sport and physical activity.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and indices of health and health-related fitness
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of acute and chronic responses to various forms of physical activity, exercise and sports
4. Demonstrate the skills for assessment and analysis of physical fitness.
5. Demonstrate the ability to design safe activities and/or exercise programs to enhance health, fitness, or performance.

Core Requirements

B.S. DEGREE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
Sport Management students appropriately apply the knowledge, principles and skills related to the management of sport and physical activity based organizations. 

Graduates of the Sport Management Major should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the socio-cultural dimensions and ethical considerations related to sport and physical activity.
2. Understand and apply the concepts of management, finance, economics and marketing in the sport and physical activity settings.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal concepts related to the sport management field.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved in leadership and the attributes of sport governance organizations.

Core Requirements
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