Exercise Science Emphasis

68-80 credits, including Physical Education Core

Objective #1: To develop foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (33credits)
(Note: PE 2243 requirement in SSPE Core is satisfied by BIOL 3301BIOL 3302, and labs.)

Biological Cognate: 11 credits

BIOL 3301
3301L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
4
OR
BIOL 2227
2227L
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
4
AND
BIOL 3302
3302L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
4
OR
BIOL 2228
2228L
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
4
BIOL 4453Foundations in Neuroscience3

Chemistry Cognate: 9 credits

CHEM 1111
1111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1112
1112L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4

Physics Cognate: 4 credits

PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4

Math Cognate: 6 credits

MATH 1143College Algebra 13
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning3
(each of the TWO courses above satisfies General Education Objective 3)

Psychology Cognate: 3 credits

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (partially satisfies General Education Ovjective 6)3

Objective #2: To develop specialized knowledge in human movement activities (14 credits)

PE 3300Movement Theory and Motor Development3
PE 3301
3301L
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
4
PE 3302
3302L
Biomechanics
and Biomechanics Laboratory
4
PE 3322Introduction to Sport Psychology3

Objective #3: To develop skills assessing and analyzing human movement activities (12 credits)

PE 3370Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
PE 4482Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement3
PE 4484Exercise Assessment and Prescription3
PE 4490Practicum in Physical Education3

 Objective #4: To develop knowledge and skills in cognate exercise disciplines (9 credits)

PE 4414Athletic Performance Nutrition3
Electives, chosen with advisor approval6
Recommended Electives:
Latino Peoples and Cultures
Anthropology of Global Health
Cell Biology
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Introduction to Pathobiology
Genetics
Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Human Physiology I
Immunology
Human Physiology II
Neuroscience
Human Pathophysiology
Lectures in Human Physiology
Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Human Systemic Physiology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences
Economics of Health Care
Professional and Technical Writing
Introduction to the Allied Health Professions
Medical Terminology and Communication
Healthcare Leadership
Healthcare Economics and Policy
Promoting Wellness
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Health Informatics
Nutrition
Nutrition for Health Professionals
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
Sports Nutrition
Grantwriting
Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
Personal Trainer Certification
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Adapted Physical Activity
Drugs in Society
Child Development
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Adolescence
Spanish for Health Care I
Spanish for Health Care II