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Wellness & Exercise Science

Wellness & Exercise Science

The Wellness & Exercise Science Program is designed to introduce students to a variety of future careers within the wellness and fitness profession. Students are prepared for the management of wellness and fitness programs in corporate fitness centers, clinical and community wellness programs, and for possible graduate studies in exercise science.  In addition to required courses offered within the department, students may complete elective courses in basic sciences, statistics, psychology, or business.

Students majoring in Wellness & Exercise Science are exposed to a variety of practicums and also required to complete an internship. Practicums involve working with our strength & conditioning or wellness programs on campus, while the internship is conducted off-campus in a setting that best reflects the professional interest of the student. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of nationally recognized professional certifications upon successful completion of the Wellness and Exercise Science program.


Curriculum (55 cr):

HWS 100: Intro to HWS (2 cr)
HWS 110:   Activity Class (1cr x 6 activities)
HWS 220:   Sports Psychology (3 cr)
HWS 241:   Anatomy & Kinesiology (3 cr)
HWS 246:   Human Nutrition (3 cr)
HWS 301:   Biomechanics (3 cr)
HWS 311:   Geriatrics (3 cr)
HWS 333:   Fitness Assessment (3 cr)
HWS 341:   Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
HWS 401:   Exercise Physiology (3 cr)
HWS 485/86/87:  HWS Internship (3 cr)
HWS 495:  Senior Seminar  (WVS 4) (2 cr)
BIO 145:  Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
BIO 146:   Human Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 cr)
PED 231:   Fundamentals of Motor Perf. (3 cr)
PRF 201:    Career Prep (1 cr)

One from the following is required:
HWS 221:  Family & Community Health (3 cr)

HWS 244:  Wellness Lifestyles (3 cr)

 One from the following is required:
HWS 370:  Theory/Princ of Personal Training (3 cr)

HWS 470:  Theory/Princ of Strength & Conditioning (3 cr)


Plan of Study
Wellness & Exercise Science

First-Year
Semester One
HWS 100 Intro to HWS (2 cr)
BIO 145 Intro to A & P I (4 cr)
Semester Two
BIO 146 Intro to A & P II (4 cr)
HWS 110 Activity # 1 (1 cr)
HWS 244 Wellness Lifestyles(3 cr)
 
Sophomore Year
Semester One
HWS 241 A & K (3 cr)
HWS 221 Family & Community Health (3 cr)
HWS 246 Nutrition (3 cr)
HWS 110 Activity #2 (1 cr)
Semester Two
HWS 220 Sports Psychology (3 cr)
PED 231 Fundamentals of Motor Perf (3 cr)
HWS 110 Activity # 3 (1 cr)
Junior Year
Semester One
HWS 333 Fitness Assessment (3 cr)
HWS 311 Geriatrics(3 cr)
PRF 201 Career Preparation (1 cr)
HWS 110 Activity #4 (1 cr)

Semester Two
HWS 370 Theory/Principles of CPT (3 cr)
HWS 301 Biomechanics(3 cr)
HWS 341 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injury (3 cr)
HWS 110 Activity #5 (1 cr)

Senior Year

Semester One
HWS 485/6/7 Internship (3 cr)
HWS 401 Exercise Physiology (3 cr)
HWS 110 Activity #6 (1 cr)

Semester Two
HWS 470 Theory/Principles of SCSC (3 cr)
HWS 495 Senior Seminar (2 cr)