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Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation - Exercise Science Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

The Exercise Science curriculum has been designed to address student needs and current market demands. Through practical experiences in laboratory settings using state of the art equipment such as the Biodex S4, students are exposed to real life rehabilitation experiences as well as  researching functional abilities and performance aspects of collegiate athletes. Additional classroom and lab experiences allow students to conduct 3-D motion analysis, measure muscle activity using wireless EMG technology, and analyze gait patterns using the GaitRite System, as well as conducting assessments to determine maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 Max), body composition, and anaerobic power.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3) 
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3) 
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3) 
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3) 
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3) 
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3) 
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2) 
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses: 
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 1 3
 or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4)  
  Physical Science  3
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
  EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3
  EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
  EXSC 3270 Exercise Testing and Prescription 2 3
or REC 385G Ethical Concerns in Recreation (3)   
  EXSC 4300 Research Methods in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation 3
  EXSC 4950 Senior Seminar 3 (2) 
or REC 4950 Senior Seminar 2
Elective Requirements: 14 Credits
  Any 1000 level or higher  14
Emphasis Requirements: 51 Credits
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
or  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I (4) 
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
 and ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
 and ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  EXSC 270G Foundations of Exercise Science 3
  EXSC 3500 Kinesiology 3
  EXSC 3700 Exercise Physiology 3
 and EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1
  EXSC 3730 Biomechanics 3
  STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics (4)  
 or PSY 3110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4) 
  EXSC 3400 Statistical Analysis in Exercise Science 3
Complete 22 credits from the following (make sure selections will satisfy the requirements for upper-division course work): 22
  EXSC 4000 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3) 
  EXSC 4050 Obesity Physiology and Physical Activity (3)
  EXSC 4100 Fitness Across the Lifespan (3) 
  EXSC 4200 Exercise Metabolism (3) 
  EXSC 4400 Physical Activity Promotion in the Community (3) 
  EXSC 4500 Advanced Sports Nutrition (3)  
  EXSC 4550 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3) 
  EXSC 4600 Advanced Biomechanics (3) 
  EXSC 4700 Advanced Gross Motor Assessment (3) 
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II (4) 
  PHYS 2020 College Physics II (4) 
  ZOOL 4400 Pathophysiology (4) 
  ZOOL 4700 Advanced Anatomy (4) 
  PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology (3) 
Emphasis Elective Requirements:   3 Credits
  Any courses 1000-level or higher  3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 credits must be upper-division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. No grades below C- in Discipline Core or Emphasis Courses.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Note: Students must obtain the departmental advisor's signature on an approved program plan prior to enrollment in their second semester of study.

Footnote
1 Exercise Science students must take BIOL 1610; Outdoor Recreation students must take BIOL1010
2 Exercise Science students must take EXSC 3270; Outdoor Recreation students must take REC385G
3 Exercise Science students must take EXSC 4950; Outdoor Recreation students must take REC 4950

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
PSY 3110 Social/Beh. Science Dist. (PSY 3110 recommended) 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College or College Algebra with Preliminaries (5) 4
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Please see your advisor if Math pre-requisites are needed. 
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology 1  4
BIOL 1615 College Biology 1 Laboratory 1
  American Institutions Dist. (Any) 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  Physical Science Dist. (see your advisor for recommended course) 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
  Fine Arts (Any) 3
CHEM 1110 ( or CHEM 1210) Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences (Principles of Chemistry I) 4
CHEM 1115 (or CHEM 1215) Elementary Chemistry Laboratory (Principles of Chemistry I Lab) 1
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Please see your advisor to discuss Chemistry options. 
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 1
EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
EXSC 270G Foundations of Exercise Science 3
  Humanities (COMM 1020 suggested) 3
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
EXSC 3270 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
  Third Scienc Dist. (see your advisor for recommended course)  3
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
  Statistics Requirement (STAT 2040 or PSY 3110) 4
EXSC 3500 Kinesiology 3
EXSC 3700 Exercise Physiology 3
EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
EXSC 3550 Motor Learning 3
EXSC 4950 Senior Seminar 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 3730 Biomechanics 3
EXSC 4300 Research Methods in Exercise Science and Otdoor Recreation 3
EXSC Elective   3
EXSC Elective   3
EXSC Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC Elective To use as a substituiton course for EXSC 3850 3
EXSC Elective   3
EXSC Elective   4
EXSC Elective   3
General Elective   2
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

 

Department

Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation

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