2020-2021
Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Exercise Science borrows from many parent disciplines in the natural and social sciences in order to understand the phenomenon of exercise and human movement activities, ranging from sport training to injury rehabilitation. Graduates typically work in corporate fitness, cardiac rehabilitations, YMCAs, community recreation programs, commercial health clubs, and other settings. Other graduates have entered graduate programs in physical therapy, nutrition, athletic training, occupational therapy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. A major and minor are offered in this area.

Graduates of the majors offered in the Kinesiology and Health Science department will demonstrate:

  • a basic understanding of the physiological, anatomical, and mechanical foundations of movement;
  • a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology;
  • foundational knowledge pertaining to the subdisciplines and career areas associated with kinesiology;
  • the understanding of health as a multidimensional concept with a focus on personal health;
  • the fundamental understanding of nutrition as it applies across the lifespan;
  • knowledge of normal and abnormal psychological responses to stressors and appropriate coping strategies;
  • knowledge and skill of evaluative tools used in the field of kinesiology;
  • knowledge of physiological responses to exercise; and
  • a basic understanding of research techniques used in the field of kinesiology and health.

For the course descriptions for Exercise Science, please see Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Program Type

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Program Contact

Associate Professor Karla Francioni

Program Options

Core Courses

(31 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(1 hour required; select one course)

Elective Courses

(6 hours required)

  • Select an additional six hours from any KHS course numbered 180 or above.

Allied Courses

(6 hours required)

 

Optional Personal Training Track

The Personal Training Track requires students to complete the same Core Courses, Required Course Selections, and Allied Courses as the regular Exercise Science major.  Instead of six hours of Elective Courses, students must complete the following:

Additional Core Courses

(6 hours required)

 

Exercise Science Major leading to a P.E. and/or Health Certification

Exercise Science majors wishing to complete a Masters of Arts in Education with certification in P.E., Health, or P.E. and Health at Georgetown College are required to complete the same Core Courses and Allied Courses as the regular Exercise Science major.  Instead of the Required Course selections listed above, students must complete the following:

Additional Core Courses

(15 hours required)

Core Courses

(19 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(3 hours required; select one course)

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