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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.)
and
BIO - 348: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO - 339: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 cr.)
and
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 (3 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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