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Exercise Science and Wellness B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 50
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The BS in exercise science and wellness combines the study of exercise physiology within the holistic context of health and wellness. The program integrates a hands-on, experiential learning laboratory working with various demographic populations (e.g., athletes, new moms, senior citizens). Through a dynamic collaboration between the University and the local hospital rehabilitation services, students are exposed to scenarios to apply theory to patient rehabilitation. Students learn techniques in coaching, counseling and effective motivational techniques during both internal and external internship experiences. The curriculum provides the knowledge to develop tailored exercise prescriptions to patients after an illness or injury that will promote improved health and wellness for the future. After completion of the program, the graduate will be well-positioned for a career in the physical fitness industry, hospitals, or schools. As the United States population ages, the need for healthy living and better fitness will demand more individuals to facilitate quality of life decisions and overall wellness. The exercise science and wellness major uniquely positions graduates to enter this new reality with the knowledge and experience to merge exercise with health and wellness. This major also aligns with the University’s mission to internationalize the curriculum by being one of the first majors at the University of Minnesota, Crookston to internationalize the program by integrating learner outcomes that challenge the students to reflect on their own learning and become global competent graduates. Program outcomes: • Apply exercise related principles to apparently healthy populations as well as those with cardiovascular, pulmonary and/or metabolic disease. • Administer health appraisals, assess client needs, design and administer appropriate programs such as smoking cessation, blood pressure, weight control, and nutrition counseling. • Design and administer appropriate strength, power, flexibility, agility, and cardio-respiratory programs based on clients’ goals, needs and abilities. • Integrate core and body mechanics into the exercise prescription for both consultative and on-site Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. • Describe the implications of positive and negative health practices impacting physical, social, occupational, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental health within a cultural context. • Discuss major health risks and diseases affecting contemporary society, and explore the principal ways to promote health and wellness through lifestyle and behavioral change throughout the lifespan and within a cultural context.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper-division credits. A maximum of two “D” grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Exercise Science and Wellness Core
Take exactly 18 course(s) totaling exactly 50 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 2104 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3520 - Exercise Physiology (4.0 cr)
· HLTH 1062 - First Aid and CPR (2.0 cr)
· HSCI 1072 - Wellness (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 1201 - Introduction to Exercise Science (2.0 cr)
· HSCI 2650 - Stress Management (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 3001 - Community Health and Wellness (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 3112 - Kinesiology (4.0 cr)
· HSCI 4520 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 4650 - Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 4720 - Exercise and Wellness for Special Populations (3.0 cr)
· SRM 2000 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3001 - Sport Nutrition (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Pre-Internship Seminar
HSCI 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Internship
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HSCI 3900 - Internship (1.0-2.0 cr)
Post-Internship Seminar
HSCI 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take 10 - 11 course(s) totaling exactly 33 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 1123 - Fundamentals of Nutrition [BIOL SCI] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 1001 - General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [HI/BEH/SSC, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (1.0 cr)
· COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
or SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
Technology
If applicable, the course selected from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1xxx
· CA 2xxx
· CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences (4.0 cr)
· MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
Open Electives or Optional Recommended Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. The following courses are suggestions recommendations for the exercise science and wellness major student. It is recommended students work with their advisor for appropriate elective selection.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
· COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership [HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 1093 - Lifespan Development [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 2253 - Human Behavior and Diversity Issues (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3001 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3937 - Social Gerontology: Elders in American Society (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3003 - Sport Facility and Activities Management (3.0 cr)
· SRM 3200 - Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport (3.0 cr)
 
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BIOL 2103 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Key concepts at chemical, cellular, tissue, and organ levels. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Lab. prereq: 1009
BIOL 2104 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Systems approach to anatomical structures and physiological functions of human body. Emphasizes spacial relationships of structures and their related functions within circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive systems. Metabolism, nutrition, urinary/reproductive systems, human development. Genetics concepts. Lab. prereq: 1009
BIOL 3520 - Exercise Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will educate students on the interelationships between energy intake, energy transfer, and energy expenditure during exercise as well as the physiological systems that support and sustain energy transfer. Students will learn how the body responds under acute exercise conditions and physiolgical adaptations as a result of chronic exercise. prereq: 2104, HSci 1123
HLTH 1062 - First Aid and CPR
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American Red Cross course that follows guidelines set by the ARC and UMC for certification and grading. Prepares students to carry out the Emergency Action Principles and grants certification in Responding to Emergencies (an inclusive first aid and CPR course) if the ARC standards are successfully met.
HSCI 1072 - Wellness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students develop a personal wellness plan.
HSCI 1201 - Introduction to Exercise Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will educate students about the important aspects of exercise science and wellness, including history, areas of study, technology, career opportunities, certifications, professional organizations, and future trends. Details of the exercise science and wellness curriculum will also be explored.
HSCI 2650 - Stress Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
This course is designed to help students understand the physiology of stress and its relationship with disease. Students will explore various coping strategies, and stress management techniques to aid them in dealing with their own personal stress as well as use such techniques and strategies to assist others in stress management.
HSCI 3001 - Community Health and Wellness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1072, Biol 2104, or instructor consent
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Health/wellness education in community settings. Topics include behavior change, education and counseling theory, needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in a community setting. prereq: 1072, Biol 2104, or instructor consent
HSCI 3112 - Kinesiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Biol 2104 or instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the various fields of human movement; exposure to concepts, definitions and fundamental principles in the disciplines of biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology and psychomotor learning used for understanding human movement. Lab. prereq: Biol 2104 or instructor consent
HSCI 4520 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examine techniques used to test/evaluate all components of fitness; including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and muscular flexibility. Stress management techniques introduced. Guidelines to prescribe exercise based on fitness evaluations/practical use of relevant equipment. prereq: Biol 3520
HSCI 4650 - Advanced Concepts of Strength and Conditioning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will provide the skills necessary for proper selection, administration, and interpretation of strength and conditioning practices. Students will learn to apply evidence-based training methods and strategies designed to reduce injury while optimizing individualized performance and fitness across various demographics. prereq: 3112, 4520
HSCI 4720 - Exercise and Wellness for Special Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will examine exercise programming strategies and precautions for people in various life stages such as children, elderly, and pregnant women as well as those with chronic disease. Pathophysiology and exercise as a management strategy will be discussed for those with metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. prereq: 4520
SRM 2000 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instruction/practice in fundamental athletic training skills. Historical perspective of athletic training as career. Basic terminology of injuries. Prevention, taping, immediate care. prereq: BIOL 2103
SRM 3001 - Sport Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nutrition principles applied to fitness/sport. Six nutrients, body composition, training/conditioning, weight maintenance, nutrition in competitive sports. prereq: Biol 1009 or Chem 1001 or HSci 1123
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
HSCI 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Expectations/responsibilities of internship. Preparing for graduate or professional school application or a job search. Presentations about internship experiences by those who have recently completed 3900 (internship). Discussions between students, staff, and invited guests.
HSCI 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised professional work experience in health care facility. Report/consultation with faculty adviser/employer. prereq: 3899, instructor consent
HSCI 3901 - Post-Internship Seminar
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students who have recently completed internships prepare/deliver a PowerPoint presentation of experience/knowledge gained. Discussions between post/pre-internship students, staff, and invited guests. prereq: 3900
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
HSCI 1123 - Fundamentals of Nutrition (BIOL SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins, and water. Assessment of health risks, health promotion, and disease prevention.
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
PSY 1001 - General Psychology (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of psychology as scientific study of human/animal behavior. Emphasizes goals of psychology: to describe, understand, predict, and control behavior. Biological, cognitive, affective, and social perspectives.
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology (HI/BEH/SSC, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Culture, social institutions, socialization, groups, social class, race and ethnicity, collective behavior, and social deviance.
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For students who do not need professional-level general chemistry. Atomic and molecular structure, inorganic nomenclature, chemical equations, quantitative relationships, phases of matter, solution chemistry, chemical dynamics, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction process. prereq: High school algebra, high school chem
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts of inorganic chemistry, atomic theory/structure, periodicity of elements. Basic rules of oxidation/chemical combination. Molecular structure (hybridization, molecular orbitals). Thermochemistry, gases, solution process, colligative properties. prereq: 1001
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1001
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications. prereq: Math 1031
PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of two-semester sequence. Algebra-based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Motion, forces, torque, momentum, energy, thermal energy/heat. Topics presented in applied context. prereq: Math 1031
CHEM 3022 - Chemical Analysis in the Biological and Environmental Sciences
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theories/techniques of quantitative chemical analysis. Covers data handling, atomic/molecular spectroscopies, gas/liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Labs focus on application of quantitative chemical methods to problems encourntered in environmental science/biology. prereq: 2301, 2310
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
CHEM 1401 - Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organic chemistry as applied to important biochemical molecules.
COMM 3001 - Human Relationships and Leadership (HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Anti-relational/relational communication, interpersonal/group processes, conflict management, collaboration, team building, and leadership.
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on organizational environment/human behavior. Human resource systems, motivating employees, leadership, managing change, job satisfaction, communication, group processes, interpersonal/group dynamics within organization.
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics (HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Foundational concepts of ethics. Applications in various contexts.
PSY 1093 - Lifespan Development (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Human life span perspective. Integrates developmental principles through research of social issues. Theories of major developmental theorists, recent challenges from changes in society/family interrelationships. Total environmental issues. Progress in genetics/medicines toward a better understanding of human development.
PSY 2253 - Human Behavior and Diversity Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding diversity from psychological, political, economic, and industrial perspectives. Dynamics of race, ethnicity, culture, and gender in American society. prereq: 1001
SOC 3937 - Social Gerontology: Elders in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of characteristics/concerns of older persons. Physical, social, psychological, and cultural factors associated with aging. Individual outside work with older person.
SRM 3003 - Sport Facility and Activities Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing, planning, and controlling sport facilities and sport event logistics. Scheduling and planning of sport events. Box office management. Security and supervision of facility events, safety and medical services, housekeeping maintenance. Concessions, merchandise. Risk management, insurance.
SRM 3200 - Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways sport is linked to other spheres of social life. Organization/behavior patterns within sport settings. Cultural, structural, situational factors, social processes related to sport.