2016-2017 Catalog 
    
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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, BS


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The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science provides undergraduate education for individuals seeking careers in a wide variety of health fields. Some of the most common career and job opportunities under the umbrella of exercise science include: athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, medical physician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician assistant, cardiac rehabilitation specialist, and strength and conditioning specialist. The degree will prepare students for advanced professional degree programs. Students may enroll in a broad exercise major, or select the Strength and Conditioning Option. Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Athletic Training through the concurrent degree path can select the Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Training Prep Option.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the physiological, anatomical, bio-mechanical, nutritional, and psychological principles that govern and influence exercise and sport performance.
  • Students will understand the application of physiological, anatomical, bio-mechanical, nutritional, and psychological factors that contribute to exercise, physical activity, and sport performance.
  • Students will be able to measure a variety of fitness and sports performance-related values in a variety of individuals.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills of research design, measurement, and evaluation used in the field of exercise science.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate reasoning, problem solving, and critical thinking in the context of exercise science.

Open Electives (40 credits)


40 credit hours of electives must be taken for the Exercise Science Degree.

  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must come from HSCI
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must come from BIOL (excluding botany and ecology)

Strength and Conditioning Option Requirements (22 credits plus 18 credits of electives)


This option provides students with the necessary knowledge, hands-on skills, and abilities to enhance health, fitness, and athletic performance. Successful completion of this option will result in a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning Option, and completion of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program.

Students in the Strength and Conditioning Option must take the following courses in place of Open Electives (counts towards the 6 credits of HSCI electives).

Strength and Conditioning: Athletic Training Prep Option Requirements (22 credits plus 18 credits of electives)


This option prepares students for entry into the Master of Science in Athletic Training* (MSAT) at UCCS. (Admission into the MSAT is not guaranteed.) Students will have the opportunity to enter a 5-year concurrent degree program, ultimately leading to both the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning Option and the Master of Science in Athletic Training. Students will also complete the National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program.

Students in the Athletic Training Prep Option must take the following courses in place of Open Electives (counts towards the 6 credits of HSCI electives).

Note:


* The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program will be a professional preparation program beginning Fall 2018, leading to eligibility for national certification as an Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) upon successful award of accreditation status. (The program will begin seeking CAATE accreditation status in July, 2018, anticipating a decision in Spring 2020.)

Total Credits: 120


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