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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Science 

    Minors offered: Exercise Science, Coaching 

    Ohio Dominican University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science to students who are interested in the natural phenomena of the human body and how the body functions during non-resting states. Exercise Science is intended to provide students with an in-depth study of the physiological bases of human physical performance. 

    In addition to seminar-based courses and advanced courses in Exercise Science, those who complete this degree will take additional courses in biology and chemistry. Students will also have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor to design and complete an independent research project during their senior year. In addition, students who wish to prepare for a professional career have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by completing an internship in an area of their choosing.

    Upon graduation, those who have chosen this field of study may pursue multiple areas including graduate training in exercise physiology, an allied health field such as physical therapy, or medical school. 

    Others wishing to begin a career immediately upon graduation are employed in fitness and wellness centers, corporate fitness, or may work as personal trainers. They will build on the strengths of a liberal arts education, utilizing the social sciences, arts and humanities, and business in decision-making and problem solving, as well as understanding the biological and chemical sciences.

    The overall program objectives and goals for the Exercise Science program are based upon the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Curricular Guidelines and from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in order to maintain program standards with nationally recognized governances. These objectives and goals will ensure that Exercise Science students will meet national standards implemented by professional organizations that will enable them to attain knowledge, skills, and assessments to be successful upon completion of the program.


    Requirements for a B. S. in Exercise Science

    Courses
    Please see course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisities
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cells, Genetics, Evolution 4*
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 4*
    BIO 341 Human Anatomy 4*
    BIO 342 Human Physiology 4*
    BIO 354 Exercise Physiology 4*
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition 3*
    EXSC 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription 4*
       
    Required Correlatives  
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I 4
    CHM 110 General Chemistry II 4
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
       
    Select nine credits from the following: 9*
    BIO 252 Human Nutrition  
    EXSC 210 Electrocardiography (EKG) Analysis  
    EXSC 214 Introduction to Pharmacology  
    EXSC 218 Motor Learning  
    EXSC 240 Introduction to Kinesiology  
    EXSC 262 Introduction to Pathophysiology  
    EXSC 355 Personal Training  
    EXSC 370 Biomechanics  
    EXSC 497 Internship in Exercise Science  
       
    Select three credits from the following: 3
    SPM 110 Sport Management  
    SPM 140 Sport Psychology  
    SPM 240 Sport Recreation Mangement  
    SPM 310 Sport Event and Facility Managment  
       
    Select nine credit from the following: 9
    PEH 100 Activities (4 credits maximum)  
    PEH 122 First Aid  
    PEH 241 The Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries  
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology  
    PSY 224 Human Development: Lifespan  
    PHY 119 College Physics I or PHY 219 General Physics I  
    PHY 120 College Physics II or PHY 220 General Physics II  
       
    Total Credit Required 59
    *Used to calculate the major GPA  

    Requirements for a Minor in Exercise Science

    Courses
    Please see course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisities 
    Credits
       
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology  4
    BIO 354 Exercise Physiology 4
    EXSC 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
       
    Select nine credit from the following: 9
    BIO 252 Human Nutrition  
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health and Nutrition  
    EXSC 210 Electrocardiography (EKG) Analysis  
    EXSC 214 Introduction to Pharmacology  
    EXSC 218 Motor Learning  
    EXSC 240 Introduction to Kinesiology  
    EXSC 262 Introduction to Pathophysiology  
       
    Total Credits Required 21

     

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