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Exercise Science

Concentration in Pre-Athletic Training

Exercise Science is the systematic study of the mechanisms underlying human movement exercise, and physical activity. This encompasses aspects from the disciplines of human anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, psychology, motor control and biomechanics. An individual studying exercise science should have a strong interest in applying scientific principles to a variety of human movement, exercise and physical activity settings. The concentration in Pre-Athletic Training provides students with an overview of the Athletic Training profession. Students are introduced to concepts such as orthopedic evaluation, rehabilitation techniques, and taping and bracing principles, which prepare them for entry-level Master in Athletic Training programs, in addition to graduate programs in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Students are also prepared for employment in corporate fitness centers, health clubs, sports medicine clinics, cardiac rehabilitation programs, sports training facilities or other programs that require exercise testing and prescription. Students are required to maintain a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students are required to earn a C or better in all non-general education classes.


Major Requirements for Athletic Training

  • ATH 370 Strength and Conditioning (3)
  • ATH 378 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • ATH 380 Pharmacology (3)
  • ATH 386 Nutrition for Sports and Performance (3)
  • BIO 373 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture (3)
  • BIO 374 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 383 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture (3)
  • BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
  • HPE 216 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professions (2)
  • HPE 321 Motor Learning (3)
  • HPE 373 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • HPE 374 Kinesiology and Analysis of Human Movement (3)
  • HPE 423 Adapted Physical Education, Therapeutic Recreation and Kinesiology (3)
  • PSY 210 Human Development (3)
  • PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • HPE 432 Organization and Administration of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Kinesiotherapy (3)
  • HPE 472 Tests and Measurements in Adapted Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiotherapy (3)
  • HPE 492 Research and Seminar in Allied Health and Kinesiotherapy (3)

Concentration Pre-Athletic Training Requirements

  • ATH 100 Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
  • ATH 300 Orthopedic Evaluation (3)
  • ATH 400 Rehabilitation Techniques (3)
  • ATH 495 Clinical Internship in Athletic Training (3)
  • CHE 212 General Chemistry I (3)
  • CHE 222 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • PHY 212 Physics I (3)
  • PHY 232 Physics I Lab (1)

Four Year Course Distribution Plan Required Curriculum Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

First Semester

  • CIS 101 Concepts of the Computer (3)
  • ENG 111 College English and Composition II (3)
  • HIS 115 Intro to World Civilization (3)or other History Elective
  • HPE 101 Foundations of Health (3)
  • MAT 112 General Mathematics II (3)
  • OAS 100 College Success (1)
  • OROAS 101 Transfer Student Success (1)

First Semester

  • BIO 373 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture (3)
  • BIO 374 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
  • ENG 113 College Composition and Research (3)
  • HPE 216 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professions (2)
  • HUM 201 Introduction to African American Humanities (3) or other Humanities/Fine Arts elective
  • MAT 115 Precalculus (4)

First Semester

  • ATH 100 Introduction to Athletic Training (3)
  • CHE 212 General Chemistry I (3)
  • CHE 222 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • HPE 321 Motor Learning (3)
  • PSY 210 Human Development (3)
  • REL 225 Introduction to Religion (3) or other Religion Elective


First Semester

  • ATH 300 Orthopedic Evaluation (3)
  • ATH 300 Orthopedic Evaluation (3)
  • ATH 495 Clinical Internship in Athletic Training (3)
  • PHY 212 Physics I (3)
  • PHY 232 Physics I Lab (1)
Semester Hours 16 Semester Hours 16 Semester Hours 16 Semester Hours 13

Second Semester

  • BIO 112 Introductory Biology (3)
  • BIO 113 Introductory Biology Laboratory (1)
  • ENG 112 College Composition an Argument (3)
  • COM 205 Fundamentals of Human Speech (3)
  • or COM 210 Public Speaking (3)
  • MAT 113 Intermediate Algebra (3)
  • POL 150 Introduction to Political Science (3) or other Civics elective

Second Semester

  • BIO 383 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture (3)
  • BIO 384 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
  • ETH 215 Cross Cultural Ethics of Responsibility (3)
  • HPE 373 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • HPE 374 Kinesiology and Analysis of Human Movement (3)
  • PSY 150 General Psychology (3)

Second Semester

  • ATH 378 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • HPE 423 Adapted Physical Education, Therapeutic Recreation and Kinesiology (3)
  • HPE 432 Organization and Administration of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Kinesiotherapy (3)
  • HPE 472 Tests and Measurements in Adapted Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiotherapy (3)
  • PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Second Semester

  • ATH 370 Strength and Conditioning (3)
  • ATH 380 Pharmacology (3)
  • ATH 400 Rehabilitation Techniques (3)
  • HPE 492 Research and Seminar in Allied Health and Kinesiotherapy (3) or other Civics Elective
Semester Hours 16 Semester Hours 16 Semester Hours 15 Semester Hours 12
Total Credit Hours: 120