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Exercise & Sports Science / Health & Wellness Concentration

Health & Wellness Concentration

Students who pursue a bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sports Science – Health & Wellness concentration are well prepared for entry-level positions with community, medical and corporate fitness programs, as well as entry into graduate programs.

Through their course of study, co-curricular activities, practical experience in the on-campus fitness center, human performance lab, employee wellness program, student fitness programs; and industry certification opportunities, health and wellness students gain first-hand knowledge of how to develop and implement life-changing exercise and sports performance programming.

Exercise and Sports Science with a Concentration in Health and Wellness - 65-74 hoursExercise and Sports Science Core Courses - 37 hours
HED - 210: Risk, Appraisal and Prevention in Health (3 cr.)
HED - 400: Influences and Evolution of Global Health (3 cr.)
HED - 420: Health Education Methods (3 cr.)
ESS - 200: Foundations Physical Education, Sport and Fitness (3 cr.)
ESS - 221: Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning (3 cr.)
ESS - 225: Leadership in Lifetime Physical Activity (2 cr.)
ESS - 300: Issues/Management: Sport & Physical Education (3 cr.)
ESS - 310: Exercise Leadership (3 cr.)
ESS - 325: Exercise and Fitness Assessment (3 cr.)
ESS - 375: Motor Learning and Development (4 cr.)
ESS - 383: Exercise Physiology and Lab (4 cr.)
ESS - 482: Kinesiology (3 cr.)

Concentration RequirementsExercise and Sports Science Curriculum - 37 hours
BIO - 338: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 cr.)
BIO - 348: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO - 339: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr.)
BIO - 349: Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1 cr.)
FN - 227: Introductory Nutrition (3 cr.)
ESS - 283: Prevention and Care of Movement Injuries (3 cr.)
ESS - 399: Research Design and Analysis (3 cr.)
ESS - 451: Practicum: Exercise/Sports Science (0, varied course cr.)
ESS - 460: Senior Seminar (2 cr.)
ESS - 486: Exercise Prescription (3 cr.)
Physical education/dance activity electives beyond general education requirements (must be taken for a grade) - 3 credit hours
Prior to graduation, students must show valid proof of First Aid/CPR certification

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Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Exercise and Sports Science Program

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

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