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Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation, Minor

Requirements

In the Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation Minor students complete courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Sport Medicine, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Exercise Physiology. The program is designed to prepare students for employment at the entry level in health and fitness related occupations as well as for higher education.

Total Program Credits: 19

Discipline Core Requirements: 19 Credits
  EXSC 270G Foundations of Exercise Science 3
  EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
  EXSC 2510 Sports Medicine Lab 1
  EXSC 3270 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
  EXSC 3700 Exercise Physiology 3
  EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1
  Choose two of the following: 5
  EXSC 3500 Kinesiology (3.0)  
  EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance (2.0)  
  EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Control (3.0)  
  EXSC 4000 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3.0)  
  EXSC 4100 Fitness Across the Lifespan (3.0)  
  EXSC 4550 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3.0)  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 270G* Foundations of Exercise Science 3
EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
EXSC 2510 Sports Medicine Lab 1
EXSC 3270* Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
  Semester total: 10
Notes: * ZOOL 2320, 2325, 2420, & 2425 and MATH 1050 are pre-requisites for  EXSC 270G and EXSC 3270 and must be completed in prior semesters. Please check on Wolverine Track or with an Advisor for current prerequisite requirements.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 3700* Exercise Physiology 3
EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
Choose 2 of the following EXSC courses:  
EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
EXSC 3500* Kinesiology 3
EXSC 3550  Motor Learning and Control
EXSC 4000 Clinical Exercise Physiology
EXSC 4100 Fitness Across the Lifespan
EXSC 4550 Strength and Conditioning
  Semester total: 9 or 10
Notes:  * ZOOL 2320, 2325, 2420, & 2425 and MATH 1050 are pre-requisites for  EXSC 270G and EXSC 3270 and must be completed in prior semesters. Please check on Wolverine Track or with an Advisor for current prerequisite requirements.  
  Degree total: 19 or 20

Department

Name:

Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

Location:

PE 147

Telephone:

801-863-8439

Email:

Michael.Bohne@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/exercisescience/

Chair:

Michael Bohne

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation is consistent with the College’s Mission in its commitment to providing students with excellent professional, ethical, and exciting educational experiences through modern, effective pedagogical and scholarly approaches. Baccalaureate programs offered in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation (with concentrations in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation Management)  provide a broad discipline approach for optimal promotion of physical activity, recreation, fitness, health, wellness, and quality of life for all. The curricula are balanced in theory and application and are specifically designed to provide students with experiential education that promotes leadership, teamwork, service learning, values, diversity, and lifelong learning. To best serve our students, curricula have been designed to reflect current market demands. Depending on the specific area of study, graduates from this program will possess exceptional knowledge and skills and be well prepared for careers and/or graduate school in the following areas:

  • Medicine
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Fitness Trainer/Technician
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Teaching/Coaching
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Recreational Sports Administration
  • Federal and State Land Management Agencies
  • Programs for At Risk Youth
  • Resource Management

In addition to preparing students for professional opportunities or graduate study in related fields, the program is intended to prepare all students for a variety of professional certifications offered in their respective fields of study. The faculty in the department work collaboratively and strive to support the Mission through our commitment to outstanding teaching, mentorship, service, and professional and scholarly development.

 
 

Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

Program Coordinators:

Exercise Science: Michael Bohne

Outdoor Recreation: Betsy Lindley

Physical Education Teacher Education: Shaunna McGhie

Advisors:

Jeannine Rushing

Kristine Farnswarth

Programs

The Department of Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation offers two 4-year degrees. One offers a BA or BS in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation with a choice of emphasis in Exercise Science or Outdoor Recreation. Students completing the Exercise Science emphasis will be qualified for several different graduate schools and a variety of jobs including fitness and health promotion, exercise testing, corporate wellness, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehab, etc. This major could also lead to acceptance into medical, dental, physical therapy and other professional or graduate schools. 

The Exercise Science curriculum has been designed to address student needs and market demands. Students have the opportunity to practice and understand what they learn in the classroom. Our Biomechanics and Human Performance Laboratories contain state-of-the-art equipment used for lab classes and student research projects. Our equipment includes Biodex Balance System SD and a Biodex System 4, Vicon motion analysis with 12 cameras and 3 force plates, Bod Pod, 16 channel wireless EMG system, treadmills, cycle ergometers, metabolic carts, and other equipment to facilitate labs and research projects.

Students completing the Outdoor Recreation emphasis are qualified to become park interpreters, resort recreation directors, corporate recreation managers, or community recreation directors. Supported by a strong background in recreation theory, with courses like Outdoor Leadership and Recreation Risk Management, students also choose from a variety of land and water-based skills courses, including park management, program planning, backpacking, mountain biking, avalanche awareness, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking. More than a career, a major in Outdoor Recreation teaches leadership for life because graduates exit the program with enhanced personal responsibility and ability to overcome barriers.

The second Bachelor degree is the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) degree.

Graduates from the UVU Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education (PETE) program will be specifically qualified to teach developmentally appropriate physical education to the increasingly diverse population of students in the K-12 schools in the State of Utah. Their preparation will help meet the anticipated demands for quality elementary, as well as secondary, physical educators in the twenty-first century. Successful completion of this program leads to Licensure in the State of Utah.

The department also offers a minor in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation which can be combined with other college-wide bachelor degrees. The minor provides students with a broad academic knowledge of the foundational and scientific principles in the field of Exercise Science and can lead to careers in the fitness industry.

 
 

Faculty

Michael Bohne(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, M.S., Exercise Science, Utah State University; Ph.D., Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado.

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Bret Boyer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Sports Medicine, M.A., Health, Brigham Young University; D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Creighton University.

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Andrew Creer(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, Utah State University; M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University.

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Ellis Jensen(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Molecular Biology, Ph.D., Bioenergetics, East Carolina University.

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Betsy Lindley(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, Health & Physical Education, Berry College; M.Ed., Physical Education, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Education, University of Minnesota.

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Kemal Makasci(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey; Ph.D., Physical Education Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Lincoln.

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Shaunna Mcghie(2002)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, M.A., Education, Ed.D., Physical Education, Brigham Young University.

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M. Miner(1975)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Recreation/Physical Education Management, M.A., Recreation/Physical Education Administration, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Adult Learning and Technology, University of Wyoming.

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Steven Namanny(2015)

Instructor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education & Recreation, Utah Valley University; M.S., Sports Conditioning & Performance, Southern Utah University.

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Robert Sawyer(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Physical Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University.

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Tyler Standifird(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Exercise Science, University of Utah; M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Kinesiology & Sports Studies, University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

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Scott Williams(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.A., German Studies, Weber State University; M.S., Recreation, M.S., Business Management, Ph.D. (ABD), Health & Human Performance, University of Florida.

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Careers

Careers:
Students who complete a Minor in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation have received the basic knowledge necessary to continue their education in a Bachelor's Program or pursue employment in the Fitness industry. Possible positions might include personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness coordinators, sport coaches or other entry level positions in a recreational or clinical setting.

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