Exercise science majors study the science of human movement. Students learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition. This is Warner Pacific’s pre-physical therapy major.
This major can prepare you to:
- Pursue careers in physical therapy or occupational therapy
- Pursue other careers related to exercise
- Pursue graduate school in exercise science, kinesiology, etc.
- Become a health or PE teacher (if followed by MAT 4.5)
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: Exercise Science Major
49-50 credits: 15 credits in residence, 19 credits upper division. Required:
|BIO 101||General Biology I||4|
|OR BIO 102||General Biology II||4|
|BIO 221||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 222||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|PHS 211||General Chemistry I||4|
|PHS 212||General Chemistry II||4|
|PHS 221||General Physics I||4|
|EXSC 230||Introduction to Health and Exercise Science||3|
|EXSC 310||Motor Learning||3|
|EXSC 460||Tests, Measurements, and Evaluation in Exercise Science||3|
|OR MA 342||Statistical Methods||4|
|EXSC 475||Exercise Physiology||4|
|EXSC 494||Exercise Science Internship||3|
|Select at least 3 credits of the following:|
|BIO 421||Elements of Gross Anatomy||4|
|EXSC 350||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|HE 310||Exercise Prescription||4|
|HE 410||Fitness and Chronic Disease||4|
|For students seeking admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, these additional courses are recommended. Select courses based on intended program, in consultation with your academic advisor:|
|BIO 330||Cell Biology||4|
|BIO 401||Scientific Writing||2|
|BIO 420||Mammalian Physiology||4|
|HCA 270||Context & Language of Healthcare||2|
|HD 230||Lifespan Human Development||3|
|PSY 140/141||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 314||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PHS 222||General Physics II||4|
|PHS 301||Organic Chemistry I||4|
With the successful completion of the major in Exercise Science, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness of the basic concepts, theories, models, language, major issues, current trends and historical developments related to human health and exercise science.
- Effectively communicate their approach to planning and problem solving both in written and oral form as it relates to exercise science.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate the disciplines within health and the sciences in order to critically approach and evaluate theories, create plans for and assess progress of clients, and solve problems.
- Critically evaluate and apply current research and data in the field of exercise science.
- Identify and explore the moral and ethical challenges related to exercise science.
- Demonstrate skills necessary for professional service in exercise science.
- Develop an awareness of the value of membership and participation in professional organizations (certification).
(updated Oct. 2016)