The Kinesiology Department offers the major in exercise science, which is a course of study that prepares students to rigorously apply the scientific method of discovery, analysis and research to a wide range of areas associated with human movement. Exercise science is concerned with how and why the human body responds to physical activity.
There are two primary areas of inquiry where exercise scientists focus their attention:
- health-related aspects of physical activity, and
- sports performance.
In regard to health-related aspects of physical activity, exercise scientists have studied how exercise benefits health. The study of sports performance by exercise scientists involves diverse areas, which can include the growth and development of athletes, nutritional needs of athletes, and movement analysis.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Gather and synthesize relevant information, evaluate it critically, and communicate it effectively in both oral and written forms
- Articulate content knowledge within exercise science
- Use technological skills needed to collect, analyze, and interpret data related to human movement
- Develop professionally and ethically, and show evidence of diversity within exercise science
- Expand experiences in the exercise science area, by preparing for admittance to graduate programs or become employed in professional careers
- Offer critical requirements and experiences in exercise science program that are useful and consistent with other under-graduate programs