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The Exercise Science major prepares students for graduate and professional training in a wide range of fitness and medical professions. We see you developing the critical skills needed in the growing fields of health, fitness, medicine, and rehabilitation.

Students in this major will learn the importance of exercise science in various career settings such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, motor behavior, nutrition, athletic training, and sports medicine. They will explore the relationship between structure and function of the various body systems as they pertain to exercise and athletics. Students will study the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise as they relate to the following: neuromuscular, metabolic, circulatory, and respiratory pathways.

Upon graduation, students will be equipped to enter a variety of professional settings such as sport and wellness programs, community recreational agencies, hospitals and clinics, and both private and corporate agencies. This major also prepares students who wish to pursue advanced education in athletic training, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, wellness coaching, athletic coaching or athletic management.

This program is also available as a minor.

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Course Requirements for the Exercise Science major

Health Sciences Core (required of all Health Sciences majors):

BUA 211 Introduction to Health Care Systems 3 credits
EXS 200 Exercise Physiology 4 credits   
*HLT 101 Introduction to the Health Professions 1 credit
HLT 104 Nutrition for Healthy Living 3 credits
OR NTR 210 Principles of Human Nutrition 3 credits
*HLT 201 Health Professions II 1 credit
*HLT 301 Health Professions III 1 credit
HLT 302 Health Sciences Capstone 3 credits
MAT 110 Probability and Statistics 3 credits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 210 Lifespan Development 3 credits
*HLT 202 Health Professions Seminar (3 credits) substitutes for HLT 101, HLT 201, and HLT 301 for SAGE students

Additional Exercise Science Required Courses:

BIO 117 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 118 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
EXS 100 Introduction to Exercise Science 3 credits
EXS 201 Research Methods in Exercise Science 3 credits
EXS 202 Kinesiology 3 credits
EXS 203 Prevention and Care of Injury 3 credits
EXS 300 Exercise Physiology II 4 credits
EXS 301 Seminar in Exercise 3 credits
EXS 302 Exercise Testing and Prescription 4 credits
NTR 113 Nutrition and Fitness 1 credit

Required and elective courses must reach 120 credits to complete degree.

Exercise Science Minor Course Requirements (18 credits):

EXS 200 Exercise Physiology I 4 credits
EXS 202 Kinesiology 3 credits
EXS 300 Exercise Physiology II OR EXS 302 Exercise Testing & Prescription 4 credits
EXS Electives 7 credits 18 credits

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Health Sciences Mission

Cedar Crest College continues to evolve each year in order to answer the needs of today’s fastest growing industries. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, fields related to allied health, such as physical and occupational therapists and their aides have projected employment growth of 30-45 percent between 2010 and 2020. Additionally, health care support occupations are projected to grow 34.5 percent by 2020.

Health and Wellness is one of Cedar Crest’s core values. Interest in the overall “health” of the community has long been a distinctive characteristic of a Cedar Crest education, as reflected in the requirement of the Ethical Life course and events like the annual Health Wellness and Research Conference. The addition of the Department of Health Sciences continues the College’s strong tradition of health education, adding to already thriving programs in nursing and the sciences.

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Cedar Crest College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801

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