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Exercise and Sport Science

Exercise & Sport Science

The field of exercise and sport science includes physical fitness and training for health and performance.

The purpose of this major is to address the public health need of physical inactivity by equipping students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for entry-level exercise and sport science positions in public or private industries or future graduate study in related areas. Additionally, this program will prepare individuals for sport related careers, such as coaching, strength and conditioning, and aerobic training of athletes.

TU’ Exercise and Sport Science program incorporates a wide range of hands-on coursework in addition to a strong science foundation to prepare students for a variety of industry certifications as well as graduate school.

+Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Oral Communication for Professionals
  • University Studies
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Science elective (1 classes)
  • Inquiry electives (2 classes)
  • Creativity electives (2 classes)
  • Cultural Foundations electives (3 classes)

MAJOR COURSES

  • Biology I
  • Intro to Sport Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Chemistry
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Survey of Organic Chemistry
  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Sport Psychology
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Injury Prevention
  • Motor Learning
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Sociology
  • Sport Management
  • Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
  • Coaching Theories and Methods
  • Senior Seminar

Minor/Electives 30 credits

TOTAL CREDITS 120 Credits

CIP Code 31.0505

+Careers

Exercise Physiologists help develop fitness and exercise program that help individuals meet their fitness goals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates faster than normal growth in this career field (11%). Demand may rise as healthcare providers emphasize exercise and preventive care to help patients improve their overall health.
Bureau of Labor Statistics

+Admissions

Students with no prior college, please provide an official high school transcript or GED. Students with prior college credit  must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

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