Exercise Science, Fitness Management, BS
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Fitness Management (555233BS)
Dr. Judith A. Juvancic-Heltzel
Interim School Director
Sport Science & Wellness Education
Dr. Rachele Kappler
Senior Clinical Instructor
Program Director - Exercise Science
The Exercise Science major is designed to prepare students for employment in commercial, corporate, clinical, community and government agencies with interest in the areas of physical activity and health promotion. The program prepares students to sit for certification examinations such as American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist Certified and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
All major coursework used for graduation requires a grade of C or better.
The following information has official approval of the School of Sport Science and Wellness Education and The College of Health Professions, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.
|3100:200||Human Anatomy & Physiology I 1||3|
|3100:201||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I 1||1|
|3300:111||English Composition I 1,2||3|
|3750:100||Introduction to Psychology 1||3|
|5550:125||Introduction to Exercise Science||1|
|Math Requirement 1||4|
|3100:202||Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Natural Science Requirement)||3|
|3100:203||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II||1|
|3300:112||English Composition II 1,2||3|
|3850:100||Introduction to Sociology (meets Social Science & Domestic Diversity) 1||3|
|5550:150||Concepts in Health & Fitness||3|
|Introduction to Public Speaking 1 |
or Effective Oral Communication
|5550:235||Concepts of Motor Learning & Development||3|
|5550:240||Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|5550:220||Health Promotion and Behavior Change||3|
|5550:370||Financial Aspects of Sport||3|
|5550:426||Nutrition for Sports||3|
|Critical Thinking/Humanities Requirement 3||3|
|5550:302||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|5550:400||Musculoskeletal Anatomy I: Upper Extremity||3|
|5550:462||Legal Aspects of Physical Activity||2|
|Arts or Humanities Requirement||3|
|5550:352||Strength & Conditioning Fundamentals||3|
|5550:401||Musculoskeletal Anatomy II: Lower Extremity||3|
|Complex Systems Requirement||4|
|Global Diversity Requirement||3|
|5550:330||Exercise and Weight Control||3|
|5550:420||Fundamentals of Management Strategies in Sport||3|
|5550:449||Organization & Administration for Health Care Professionals||3|
|5550:355||Exercise in Special Populations||3|
|5550:460||Practicum in Physical Education||6|
|5550:485||Exercise Science Capstone||2|
Preadmission courses must average 2.5 GPA with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher for admission to the program.
Critical Thinking can double as a Humanities – see GE course listing (http://www.uakron.edu/general-education) or advisor.
Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your General Education Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, and Speaking requirements.