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:
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.
Students must take at least four courses from the following:
Select three one-credit physical education activity courses, which can include activities with a PED prefix and/or any from the following list:
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124
Fall Total credit hours: 17-18
Fall Total credit hours: 16
Fall Total credit hours: 15
Fall Total credit hours: 14