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EXERCISE SCIENCE | FITNESS

Overview | Exercise Science – Fitness

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Fitness provides the undergraduate student with the foundation to enter an entry-level position in a variety of the fitness careers such as employee wellness programs, fitness facilities, community exercise programs, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. With courses in applied science, exercise science and business, students are well prepared to succeed at a variety of careers in the fitness industry. 

This program prepares you to take the exam for Certified Personal Trainer or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate mastery of exercise science principles.
  • Students will be able to describe the power and wisdom of the Creator in the design and function of the human body.
  • Students will demonstrate the skills necessary for physical care in exercise science situations.
  • Students will use biblical principles to make ethical decisions in exercise science

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

English Composition 1 (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Concepts in Physics  (3)
Human Biology (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

English Composition 2 (3)
General Psychology (3)
New Testament Survey (3)
Foundations of Sports & Ex Psychology (2)
Nutrition (2)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Christian Life, Leadership, Evangelism (3)
Pre-Calculus (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Introductions to Business Management (3)
Psychology of Exercise (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Baptist Heritage (3)
Introductions to ES/AT
A&P 1 (4)
Probability and Statistics (3)
Kinesiology (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Bible Doctrines 1 (3)
Training Room Techniques (3)
A&P 2
Campus ES Practicum (1)
First Aid and Safety (2)
Developmental Psychology (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Bible Doctrines 2 (3)
Adaptive Physical Education (3)
Evaluations in Physical Education (2)
Bioethics in Science (3)
Community ES Practicum (1)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Music Elective (2)
Biomechanics (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Open Elective (2)
Open Elective (3)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Modern World (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Medical Terminology (2)
Human Relations (3)
Exercise Science Internship (3)
Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3) (prep for CSCS certification)

Total Credits: 17

“Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.” https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

POTENTIAL CAREER FIELDS

Cardiac Rehabilitation Fitness Specialist

Corporate Employee Fitness Director 

Exercise Physiologist

Fitness Center Director

Personal Trainer

Strength Coach 

Worksite Health Promotion

Some career and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Gary Garrison

School of Education | Associate Professor

Credentials
MSE Health/Human Performance and Recreation, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
MS Physical Education, University of West Florida
BS Physical Education, Olivet Nazarene University

Zach Sweatman

School of Education | Instructor

Credentials
BA in Athletic Training from Trinity International University
MA in Bioethics from Trinity International University
CSCS certification

Jeffrey Pill

School of Education | Assistant 

Credentials
MSS (Sport Science), United States Sports Academy
BS Elementary and Middle School Education, Gordon College

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