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Academic Catalog '12-'13 | Exercise Science

Exercise Science Undergraduate Program

Faculty

Ms. Karlita Chambers, Instructor of Exercise and Health Science

Description

Exercise Science is an academic program for those seeking careers in the health and fitness industry. Trinity’s Exercise Science major is designed for undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who want to address the needs of active individuals. The program focuses on how people move, respond to exercise, and lead quality lives as influenced by life experiences.  Students pursue one of two concentrations when they major in Exercise Science:  Health Fitness or Pre-Physical Therapy. Students seeking a career in the health care and fitness industries as well as those interested in pursuing graduate work in physical therapy declare a major in Exercise Science.

Areas of Concentration

Health and Fitness

Students in the Exercise Science Program's Health Fitness concentration learn to help people make life choices that promote wellness.  Graduates will promote personal fitness, strength and conditioning, or work in health and wellness programs.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Students in the Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy concentration take courses that prepare them to continue into graduate programs in physical therapy.

Major Requirements

Required Courses (63 credits) for Health and Fitness Track

BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences
EXSC 200 Personal Fitness
EXSC 301 Strength Training and Conditioning
EXSC 310 Kinesiology
EXSC 315 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 320 Motor Learning
EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations
EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
Electives (15 credits)

Required Courses (86 credits):  Pre-Physical Therapy Track

MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
EXSC 200 Personal Fitness
EXSC 301 Strength Training and Conditioning
EXSC 310 Kinesiology
EXSC 315 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 320 Motor Learning
EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations
EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology

Additional Requirements

Exercise Science Senior Assessment
The senior assessment in exercise xcience is not a comprehensive exam but is rather a senior comprehensive portfolio project that requires students to reflect on, assess and document their own academic progress and learning. Specific requirements and due dates are distributed to seniors in the fall semester of their graduation year. In order to prepare the portfolio self-assessment, students should keep copies of written course work, graded papers and exams from all psychology, sociology, biology, ethics and exercise science courses they have taken. While requirements for the portfolio vary slightly from year to year, students are generally required to assess several academic products in completing a short narrative of their academic experience as well as complete an evidence-based research paper. Students must submit the portfolio by the due date (end of January) in their graduation year and must receive a grade of C or higher in order to graduate. Portfolios submitted after the due date will not be considered for graduation in that semester.

BLS/CPR certification for the Health Care Provider

Internship Placement sites may have additional health or safety requirements that students must meet prior to receiving access to the Internship site.

NOTE: No student will be allowed to participate in Internship experiences unless and until these other requirements have been satisfied.

Transportation: Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from Internship placement sites. Trinity’s free shuttle service connects the Main campus with the Brookland metro station.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credits earned through AP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the Exercise Science major.

CLEP Policy:
Credits earned through CLEP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the Exercise Science major.

Transfer Policy
Consult program faculty for information about transferring major courses to Trinity.

Grades in Major Courses
Students are required to earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major.

Pass/No Pass
The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in courses to be applied for the major.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty

Course Descriptions

EXSC 320 Motor Learning
EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming
EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations
EXSC 420 Health Care Policy, Politics, & Advocacy
EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
EXSC 200 Personal Fitness
EXSC 310 Kinesiology
EXSC 301 Strength Training and Conditioning
EXSC 315 Exercise Physiology


Trinity reserves the right to change, without prior notice, any policy or procedure, tuition or fee, curricular requirements, or any other information found on this web site or in its printed materials.

Questions may be directed to Virginia Broaddus, Ph.D., Provost at BroaddusV@trinitydc.edu.

For teacher education courses, check Continuing Education  Archived Course Descriptions and Schedules.

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