2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Kinetics, Exercise Science Concentration, Major


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Professor Martin
Associate Professor Fink 
Assistant Professors Busch, Nix

The HHK major with a concentration in exercise science prepares the student for careers in the fields of health and fitness training, exercise physiology, community and worksite health and wellness, and more, as well as advanced study in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, biomechanics, and other allied health professions.

HHK majors with an exercise science concentration must be certified in First Aid and Adult and Pediatric CPR through an approved organization before they complete HHK 260 , and students must maintain certification in Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid through graduation. Several American Red Cross classes are offered on campus each year. Recertification opportunities are also offered on a regular basis.

Learning Objectives


Students in HHK will demonstrate increased competency in the following areas as they progress across the departmental curriculum.

1.  Students will demonstrate a competency in current, evidence-based content in the field.

2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to apply this content to their own health, movement, nutrition, and/or sport practices.

3.  Students will effectively use content and theoretical foundations to predict and plan experiences for a range of populations in health, movement, nutrition, and/or sport.

4.  Students will effectively integrate theoretical foundations and applied experiences in health, movement, nutrition, and/or sport to take a critical stand on pertinent issues in the field.

5.  Students will demonstrate an ability to apply content, theory, and experiences in a complex and varying environment, to assess outcomes, and then reflect on and improve their practices in these environments. 

6.  Students will use their growth in the field in leadership positions where they connect with and serve a range of communities.

7.  Students will demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on their growth across the HHK curriculum.

Required Courses


Students interested in completing this concentration must have a combined GPA of 2.67 or better in HHK 114 HHK 260 , BIOL 120 , and BIOL 251  (C- minus or better) and obtain department approval before proceeding.

A minimum of 15.75 total course units are required for this concentration. Please note that some courses may have prerequisites that are not indicated below.

Note(s):


* HHK majors with a concentration in Exercise Science must be certified in First Aid and Adult and Pediatric CPR through an approved organization before they complete HHK 260 , and students must maintain certification in Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid through graduation. Several American Red Cross classes are offered on campus each year. Recertification opportunities are also offered on a regular basis.

Additional Requirements


In addition, students are required to take at least 2 more units from the options shown below:

  • Two upper-level HHK courses (among those not shown in the required course list), or
  • CHEM 110  & CHEM 111 , or
  • PHYS 115  & PHYS 116 , or
  • Two upper-level ZOOL/BOMI courses (among those not shown in the required course list)

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