College of Health Professions


Department of Kinesiology

Exercise Science Major

Degree Requirements

Advising Sheet - Catalog Year 09-10 - Current (PDF)
Advising Sheet - Catalog Year Previous - 08-09 (PDF)

Exerpt of 09-10 Advising Manual:

Students majoring in Exercise Science 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.
Following graduation, students are strongly encouraged to seek professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association to enhance their opportunities for employment. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and professional certification are prepared for the following entry-level positions:

  • an exercise/ fitness specialist, group fitness instructor, or personal trainer (potential employment settings include corporate fitness programs, community exercise/ wellness settings, health clubs, and similar fitness related organizations)

  • a strength and conditioning coach (potential employment settings include high school, college, and professional sport teams)

The program also serves as a foundation for pursuing health-related careers such as physical therapy, physician assistant studies, or other graduate studies in areas such as clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and research.

Course Requirements

KNES Required Core

KNES 217 Functional Anatomy for EXSC (3)
KNES 297 Foundations of EXSC (3)
KNES 309

Tests and Measurements (3)
(MATH 231, MATH 237, or MATH 330 will satisfy this requirement)

KNES 311 Biomechanics (3)
KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3)
KNES 315 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
KNES 361 Exercise Psychology (3)
KNES 363 Nutrition for Sport & Exercise (3)
KNES 365 Exercise Testing & Prescription (3)
KNES 369 Clinical Competencies & Fieldwork in EXSC (4)
KNES 372 Practical & Instructional Skills in Exercise Leadership (3)
KNES 398

Internship in Exercise Science
 (two 3 credit internships or one 6 credit internship) (6)

KNES 469 Research Methods in EXSC  (3)

KNES Elective   (Select one course)

KNES 341 Concepts of Motor Learning (3)
KNES 359 Psychology of Sport Injury (3)
KNES 406 Exercise Prescription & Programming for Special Populations (3)
KNES 407 Advanced Principles of Strength & Conditioning (3)
KNES 420 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
KNES 426 Motor Development: Infants to Adults (3)

Additional Required Courses

BIOL 190 Intro  to Biology for Health Professions  (4)
BIOL 221/L Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIOL 222/L Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

CHEM 121/L
or CHEM 131/L*

Chemistry for Allied Health Professionals (4)
General Chemistry I (4) *

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3)

PHYS 202
or PHYS 211*

Physics for Allied Hlth. Prof. (5)
General Physics I (4) *

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
*Students planning to pursue graduate studeis in Physical Therapy or EXSC related fields should consider taking CHEM 131 (not CHEM 121) and PHYS 211 (not PHYS 202)

Prerequisite Information for KNES courses

Course
Prerequisite
KNES 217 BIOL 221/L; KNES 297 or KNES 291; academic major: EXSC or ATTR
KNES 297 EXSC major only
KNES 309 MATH 109, 111, 115, 119, 211, 231, 273, 274 or 275
KNES 311 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L
KNES 313 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L
KNES 341 PSYC 101
KNES 359 PSYC 101
KNES 361 PSYC 101
KNES 363 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L
KNES 365 KNES 297; KNES 313; concurrent with KNES 369
KNES 369 KNES 297; KNES 313; concurrent with KNES 365
KNES 372 KNES 217; KNES 297
KNES 398 KNES 365; KNES 369; cum gpa 2.5 or higher; academic major EXSC
KNES 406 KNES 313
KNES 407 KNES 311; KNES 313
KNES 420 KNES 313
KNES 426 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L
KNES 469 KNES 309; senior status in EXSC

 


Department of Kinesiology
Towson Center, Room 200
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Telephone: 410-704-2376
Fax: 410-704-3912

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