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Exercise Science

The major in Exercise Science is intended to examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology and biochemistry, growth and development, exercise nutrition, measurement and evaluation, and exercise psychology. The program of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience. The program is intended to prepare students to transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions. Ultimately, the student will be prepared for careers in clinical, corporate, commercial, and/or community exercise /wellness settings.

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             Sports Coaching: This major is designed to provide the student with the competencies necessary for an entry-level position in sports coaching. The program seeks to introduce the student to the knowledge and skills involved in the coaching of sports programs at various levels. This program will focus on the development of safe and effective sports coaching skills that are essential in today's sports programs. Students will be able to transfer in to Sports Coaching, Sports Studies, Kinesiological Sciences, and Physical Education programs offered at various four-year schools.


             Sports & Fitness Management: This major prepares students for transfer into four-year programs in the profession of sports management. Students will develop basic knowledge and skills necessary in the operation of sports programs at various levels. Careers related to this program include athletic director at a variety of levels, sports facilities manager, sports marketing director, athletic fund raiser, compliance director, and sport information director.


             Martial Arts: This major is intended to examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. In addition to preparing the student for transfer to exercise science programs at four-year institutions, this program also provides the student with the opportunity to explore the history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and practice of diverse martial arts world. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise nutrition, and exercise psychology. The program of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience.