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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, BS

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Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Exercise Science major will:

  • Correctly apply fundamental human movement principles, from both natural and social science perspectives, to a variety of contexts and populations;
  • Demonstrate an applied understanding of the form and function of the human body;
  • Critically evaluate human movement research in order to design and implement activities to confirm/generate disciplinary knowledge;
  • Use qualitative and quantitative reasoning and evidence, synthesizing information from a variety of origins to methodically and systematically solve problems and develop interventions in the human movement domain;
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with lay and professional audiences;
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of independence and judgement necessary for successful employment or further schooling.

Major Requirements

Chose One Emphasis:

Two Upper-Division Credits

Chosen in consultation with advisor, which may include, but are not limited to:

Motor Behavior

  • EXIP/EXMB electives or other courses via petition and departmental approval 18 credits


In the senior year, students must complete two research credits (usually sequentially); EXIP 498 - Senior Research I  and EXIP 499 - Senior Research II . Each of these courses is one credit. The benchmark activities for Senior Research I focus on development and execution of a project; in Senior Research II students summarize and disseminate the project findings publicly via poster, presentation, or manuscript.

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