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Exercise Science B.A.Sc.

Health, Physical Education & Recreation
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 93 to 94
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
The B.A.S offers preparation for graduate school and a sound basis for professional training in the exercise and health sciences. The faculty in exercise science encourages students to develop as active scholars and to participate in undergraduate research. The B.A.Sc. degree is detailed and specific with a required concentration in either Health Fitness or Exercise and Sport Science. Abilities in math, science, and critical thinking are required for matriculation and graduation. Most upper level ESAT courses have a graded laboratory component. Students work under supervision in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, and Motor Learning and Vision Laboratory. Students combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience in electrocardiography, exercise testing, exercise supervision, applied nutrition, and strength and conditioning procedures in a managed learning environment. They monitor and mentor students involved in exercise programs. Labs and other physical facilities allow learning via student research and activity. Substantial opportunities exist for interested students to conduct independent research under the guidance of faculty mentors. Such projects have potential to be presented at the local, state, and national professional meetings. This provides students with unparalleled opportunity for professional development and personal growth.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Courses From Other Programs (37 cr)
First math course, chemistry course and biology course is determined by ACT math score. This program supposes placement directly in each required course.
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
HLTH 1470 - Human Nutrition [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
HLTH 2030 - Applied Human Anatomy (4.0 cr)
HLTH 2040 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
MATH 1250 - Precalculus Analysis [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
ESAT Core Courses (37 cr)
Required for all concentrations
ESAT 3200 - Motor Learning and Development (5.0 cr)
ESAT 3210 - Exercise Adherence (3.0 cr)
ESAT 3300 - Human Biomechanics (4.0 cr)
ESAT 3400 - Exercise Physiology (4.0 cr)
ESAT 3410 - Performance Nutrition and Weight Management (4.0 cr)
ESAT 3420 - Exercise Testing and Prescription (4.0 cr)
ESAT 3430 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning Programs (4.0 cr)
ESAT 3440 - Clinical Exercise Physiology (5.0 cr)
ESAT 4700 - Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science (4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Exercise and Sport Science
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.S.) in exercise science with a concentration in exercise and sport science prepares students for admission to graduate programs in exercise science (biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology), the health professions (including medicine, physician assistant, occupational and physical therapy), and clinically applied professions such as clinical exercise physiologist and cardiac rehabilitation. This area of study is primarily for students who intend to pursue advanced degrees in an exercise science specialization or to seek admission to a professional program in the health sciences.
The required curriculum includes a liberal education background, a core of basic and applied sciences, and courses in the exercise science sub-disciplines, and either a senior project or an internship in a sport, exercise, educational, or public service/workplace setting. This area of study is primarily for students who intend to pursue advanced degrees in an exercise science specialization or to seek admission to a professional program in the health sciences.
Exercise and Sport Science Core Courses (4 cr)
ESAT 4710 - Applied and Experimental Exercise Science (4.0 cr)
Courses From Other Programs (15 cr)
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II [SUSTAIN] (5.0 cr)
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
PHYS 1002 - Introduction to Physics II (5.0 cr)
Health and Fitness
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.S.) in exercise science, with a concentration in health fitness, prepares students for professional involvement with clients in clinical, commercial, corporate, and service agency fitness and health programs. The curriculum prepares students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for professionals in clinical and health-related programs. Completion of the degree program does not ensure ACSM certification.
Health and Fitness Core Courses (18 cr)
Students take ESAT 4996 for 6 credits.
ESAT 4996 - Internship (3.0-12.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits) any UMD 3xxx or higher course
Special Interest
The bachelor of applied science (B.A.S.) in exercise science Special Area of Interest concentration prepares students for admission to unique graduate programs in exercise or related sciences that fall outside those prepared for with Health and Fitness and Exercise Sport Science concentration curricula. Working in consultation with an Exercise Science faculty sponsor, the student submits a course plan and request to enroll in this concentration. The plan must include 19 or more credits of 3xxx or 4xxx courses and explain how each fits in the unique curricular goal. After departmental approval, the planned courses will comprise the student's concentration.
Special Area Courses (19 credits)
19 credits 3xxx or above, department approval required.
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
BIOL 1011 - General Biology I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of biology, including chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, energy transformations, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, molecular biology, DNA technology, development, origin of life, and evolution. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: 1 yr high school Chem or 1 sem college Chem, Math ACT 21 or higher or 1 sem college math or min 15 cr.
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 and 1161.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01808
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151 or 1161
HLTH 1470 - Human Nutrition (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on chemical nature of dietary nutrients, physiological and metabolic aspects of human nutrition, effects of diet on human health, and global issues in health and nutrition.
HLTH 2030 - Applied Human Anatomy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of the structure and function of the human body covering the cells and tissues of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory experiences employ videos, models, skeletons, and pre-dissected human prosections. Intended for athletic training, exercise science, health education and physical education majors as well as other health related professions. prereq: exercise science or physical education or public health and promotion or environmental and outdoor education major or candidate, [Biol 1001 or Biol 1011] and one semester college chemistry; credit will not be granted if already received for Biol 1761
HLTH 2040 - Human Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological mechanisms of cells, organs, and organ systems; function, control, and coordination of body systems. prereq: Minimum 30 credits, BIOL 1001 or 1011; one semester college chemistry or instructor consent
MATH 1250 - Precalculus Analysis (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Inequalities, analytical geometry; relations, functions, and graphs; exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; complex numbers and De Moivre's Theorem; permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, and mathematical induction. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or department consent
PHYS 1001 - Introduction to Physics I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Noncalculus general physics course primarily for certain preprofessional fields. Topics in mechanics, heat, and sound. prereq: Algebra, trig
PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3150
WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing for those whose professional interests are in sociology, anthropology, geography, criminology, psychology, women's studies, history, political science, and similar fields. Assignments center on producing documents encountered in the workplace, such as career documents, proposals, research projects, oral presentations, observational studies, and position papers. prereq: 1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3160
ESAT 3200 - Motor Learning and Development
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles and practices that affect the learning and performing of motor skills; theories of motor learning; professional applications of the motor learning in exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training, and physical education. prereq: Minimum 60 credits, Athletic training or Exercise Science or Physical Education major or instructor consent
ESAT 3210 - Exercise Adherence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts of exercise psychology. Physical activity models of involvement; exercise determinates and correlates; exercise interventions. prereq: Minimum 60 credits, Exercise Science major or instructor consent
ESAT 3300 - Human Biomechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of physical laws to human movement. Laws of mechanics and tissue biomechanics concepts are applied to human motor function. (3 hr lect, 1 hr lab) prereq: HLTH 2030, PHYS 1001, minimum 60 credits, Exercise Science major or instructor consent
ESAT 3400 - Exercise Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise. (3 hrs lect, 1.25 hrs lab) prereq: HLTH 2040 or PHSL 3011, minimum 60 credits, Exercise Science major, or instructor consent
ESAT 3410 - Performance Nutrition and Weight Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A study of the principles of sports nutrition with emphasis on the effects of diet on body composition, metabolic processes, physiological function, and physical performance. prereq: Hlth 1470, minimum 60 credits, Athletic Training or Exercise Science major or instructor consent
ESAT 3420 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physical fitness programming for adults; principles of exercise testing and prescription. prereq: 3400, Exercise Science major or instructor consent
ESAT 3430 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning Programs
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of developing and implementing strength training and conditioning programs; emphasis on technique analysis and instructional methods. prereq: 3400, Exercise Science major or instructor consent
ESAT 3440 - Clinical Exercise Physiology
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of the use of physiological principles and relationships in clinical situations where exercise is used for prevention or alleviation of disease. prereq: 3420, Exercise Science major or instructor consent
ESAT 4700 - Statistics and Research Methods in Exercise Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 12 cr from 3200, 3300, 3400, 3410, Exercise Science major, no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive and inferential statistical procedures and research design in exercise science. Prepares students to conduct and analyze research projects in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, and/or the psychological factors that influence exercise. prereq: 12 cr from 3200, 3300, 3400, 3410, Exercise Science major, no grad credit
ESAT 4710 - Applied and Experimental Exercise Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Advanced study and research in exercise science; methods of quantifying exercise responses and adaptations; basic research design. prereq: 4700, Exercise Science major or instructor consent; no grad credit
BIOL 1012 - General Biology II (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts of biology, including classification and diversity of life, anatomy, physiology, and development of prokaryotes, protistans, fungi, animals, and plants; behavior; population, community, and ecosystem ecology. (4 hrs lect, 2.5 hrs lab) prereq: A grade of C- or better in 1011
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, solids and solution, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Solid knowledge of college algebra and General Chemistry I is required. The companion laboratory course CHEM 1156 should be taken concurrently. prereq: 1151 or 1153 or 1161; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152 or 1162
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by laboratory study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1155. prereq: 1151 or 1161 or 1154, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152 or 1162
PHYS 1002 - Introduction to Physics II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Noncalculus general physics course primarily for certain preprofessional fields. Topics in light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. prereq: 1001 or 2013 or 2017
ESAT 4996 - Internship
Credits: 3.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Supervised field internship experience in hospital, fitness facility, or agency setting. Six credits required for Health Fitness concentration. Additional credits may be used as electives in this program. Forty clock hours experience are required per credit hour of registration. prereq: 3420, Exercise Science major, instructor consent; no grad credit