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Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion and Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion & Exercise Science is designed to enable students to increase control over their health through a wide range of behavioral, social and environmental interventions with a focus on the scientific study of human movement to improve physical fitness.

Students will explore a field that offers career paths in health promotion, exercise science, strength and conditioning, coaching, corporate and campus wellness, fitness management, recreation and rehabilitation. Students may also explore pre-professional programs that serve as preparation for application into one of several programs in various healthcare fields such as pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant and pre-veterinary medicine. Health Promotion & Exercise Science majors will be prepared to take several certification exams from the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and American Council on Exercise.

Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Health Promotion & Exercise Science Major Requirements 50
HPE 109 Running .5
HPE 111 Weight Training .5
HPE 170 First Aid/CPR 1
HPE 207 Principles of Nutrition 3
HPE 212 Stress Management 2
HPE 221 Personal and Community Health 3
HPE 230 History of Principles of Sport & Physical Education 3
HPE 251 Theory, Psychology & Ethics of Coaching 2
HPE 271 Coaching Anatomy 1
HPE 272 Treatment of Athletic Injuries 2
HPE 295 Health Sciences Research 3
HPE 310 Health Promotion 3
HPE 320 Sport Nutrition 3
HPE 350 Exercise Physiology 4
HPE 365 Fitness Measurement and Prescription 3
HPE 390 Kinesiology 3
HPE 415 Fitness Program Administration 3
HPE 420 Programming with Special Populations 3
HPE 490 Senior Seminar 3
HPE 495 Internship 4
Health Promotion Minor 20-21
WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness 1
HPE 207 Principles of Nutrition 3
HPE 212 Stress Management 2
HPE 221 Personal and Community Health 3
HPE 310 Health Promotion 3
PED 170 First Aid/CPR 1
PED 271 Coaching Anatomy 1
One of the following:
PSY 224 Sports Psychology 3
PSY 265 Health Psychology 3
HPE 250 Substance Abuse: Prevention and Intervention 3
One of the following:
HPE 320 Sport Nutrition 3
HPE 350 Exercise Physiology 4
HPE 365 Fitness Measurement and Prescription 3
HPE 390 Kinesiology 3
HPE 415 Fitness Program Administration 3
HPE 420 Programming with Special Populations 3
Exercise Science Minor 21-22
WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness 1
HPE 200 Theory of Strength and Conditioning 3
HPE 207 Principles of Nutrition 3
HPE 350 Exercise Physiology 4
HPE 365 Fitness Measurement and Prescription 3
HPE 390 Kinesiology 3
PED 170 First Aid/CPR 1
PED 271 Coaching Anatomy 1
One of the following:
HPE 212 Stress Management 2
HPE 221 Personal and Community Health 3
HPE 310 Health Promotion 3
HPE 320 Sport Nutrition 3
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Major Requirements
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