2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


Major in Exercise Science

The major in exercise science is designed to give students the background and expertise to pursue a career in a health of fitness related field. The major also prepares students for graduate study in exercise science. This major does not lead to teacher certification.

Exercise Science (B.S.)
Hours
General Education Core Requirements for B.S. 59-65
Technical Requirements: (Exercise Science majors must complete these courses as part of the general education core.)
MTH 1150, Elementary Statistics
PED 2036, Weight Training
One hour from the following:
     PED 2001, Aerobic Dance
     PED 2002 Aerobic Walking
     PED 2021 Jog-Run
     PED 2027 Step Aerobics
   
   
Major Requirements 34
BIO 2230, Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PED 1010, Foundations of Sport Science 3  
EXS 2000, Kinesiology 3  
HTH 2230, Principles of Nutrition 3  
HTH 2350, Prevention and Treatment of Injury 3  
EXS 3010, Exercise Physiology 3  
EXS 3020, Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science 3  
EXS 4210, Exercise Prescription 3  
EXS 4500, Internship in Exercise Science I 3  
EXS 4600, Seminar in Exercise Science 3  
Choose one of the following courses:
     BIO 2240, Human Anatomy and Physiology II
     EXS 3000, Electrocardiography
     HTH 3440, Nutrition for Physical Activity
     EXS 4400, Program Planning and Implementation in Exercise Science
     EXS 4510, Internship in Exercise Science II
3  
Minor Requirements 18
Electives 11-17
TOTAL

 128

  
Minors

Minor in Strength and Conditioning (for EXS majors)
STR 3010, Scientific Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3  
STR 3020, Strength & Conditioning Technique, Program Design 3  
STR 4010, Exercise for Special Populations 3  
STR 4020, Advanced Topics in Strength & Conditioning 3  
STR 4110, Optimizing Human Performance

 3

 
STR 4510 / 4520 Practicum in Strength & Conditioning

 3

 
Total 18
Minor in Strength and Conditioning (for NON-EXS majors only)
STR 3010, Scientific Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3  
STR 3020, Strength & Conditioning Technique, Program Design 3  
EXS 2000, Kinesiology 3  
EXS 3010, Exercise Physiology 3  
STR 4120, Principles of Movement

 3

 
STR 4510 / 4520 Practicum in Strength & Conditioning

 3

 
Total 18
Minor in Athletic Training (For students pursuing a major IN the Department of Sport Science)
EXS 3750, Sports Medicine I 3  
EXS 3800, Sports Medicine II 3  
EXS 3850, Therapeutic Modalities 3  
EXS 4050, Practicum in Athletic Training 3  
Choose two of the following:
     HTH 3440, Nutrition for Physical Activity
     PED 3650, Motor Learning
     BIO 2240, Human Anatomy and Physiology II

 6

 

 

 
Please note:
     EXS 2000,Kinesiology, - taken in the major core
    HTH 2350, Prevention and Treatment of Injury - taken in the major core
Total 18
Minor in Athletic Training (For Students NOT pursuing a major in the Department of Sport Science)
EXS 2000, Kinesiology 3  
HTH 2350, Prevention and Treatment of Injury 3  
EXS 3750, Sport Medicine I 3  
EXS 3800, Sport Medicine II 3  
EXS 3850, Therapeutic Modalities

 3

 
EXS 4050, Practicum in Athletic Training

 3

 
For students NOT pursuing a major in the Department of Sport Science but pursuing a minor in Athletic Training, the following courses may be taken as electives in the minor: BIO 2230 (4) and BIO 2240 (4)
Total 18
Minor in Nutrition
NTR 2230, Principles of Nutrition 3  
NTR 3440, Nutrition for Physical Activity 3  
NTR 3430, Community Nutrition 3  
NTR 4100, Advanced Nutrition 3  
NTR 4120, Diet and Disease

 3

 
NTR 4800, Internship in Nutrition

 3

 
A Sports Science elective course must be taken if a student is majoring in a program in the Department of Sport Science.
Total 18