Exercise and Sport Science - BA, BS
The exercise and sport science major is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). St. Kate's is one of the few programs in the Midwest and the only one in the state of Minnesota that has attained this accreditation. The St. Kate's exercise and sport science major will help build a practical framework for careers in a variety of settings and serve as preparation for continued education at the graduate level. Students will learn about exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, biomechanics, sports medicine, and sport training and performance analysis. Women's health and wellness issues are now moving to the forefront of research, education and practice. As a women's institution, St. Kate's is on the leading edge of this trend.
A major in exercise and sport science can prepare students for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physicians' assistant, nutrition, health promotion, fitness consulting, cardiac rehabilitation, coaching, research, athletic training, sporting equipment design/sales, sports psychology, and corporate fitness and wellness. Our engaging courses focus on exercise physiology and human performance, kinesiology and biomechanics, sports nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, and strength training and program design.
During the spring semester, exercise and sport science majors have the chance to work as personal trainers. This 10-week experience, part of the EXSS 3550 Exercise Testing and Prescription with Lab course, includes conducting fitness assessments and exercise testing, and prescribing an exercise regime for participating faculty and staff members.
St. Kate's exercise and sport science majors have access to a tremendous range of fieldwork sites. Students will work with their advisor to develop a fieldwork that meets their career goals. Fieldwork experiences include fitness centers, corporate health, personal training and physical therapy rehabilitation centers, just to name a few.
This major is offered in the College for Women only.
|EXSS 2750||Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science||2|
|EXSS 2800W||Introduction to Research Methods in Exercise Science||4|
|EXSS 3200||Health Behavior Psychology||4|
|EXSS 3250||Sports Nutrition||2|
|EXSS 3350||Kinesiology and Biomechanics with Lab||4|
|EXSS 3450||Exercise Physiology with Lab||4|
|EXSS 3500||Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning||4|
|EXSS 3550||Exercise Testing and Prescription with Lab||4|
|EXSS 3610||Motor Learning||2|
|EXSS 3750||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||2|
|EXSS 4300||Advanced Biomechanics||2|
|IPE 4200W||Healthcare Teams - Evidence-Based Practice||4|
|REQUIRED First Aid/AED, CPR Certification|
|BIOL 2610||Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab||4|
|BIOL 2620||Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab||4|
|CHEM 1110||General Chemistry I with Lab||4|
|FSNU 2300||Nutrition Foundations||4|
|FSNU 3300||Health Coaching||4|
|IPE 1030||Healthcare Teams Foundations and Medical Terminology||2|
|IPE 2800||Healthcare Teams: Opportunities and Challenges in Aging||4|
|PSYC 1001||General Psychology with Lab||4|
|PSYC 2025||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||4|
Exercise and sport science majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors and the fourth writing requirement in EXSS 2800W Introduction to Research Methods in Exercise Science and IPE 4200W Healthcare Teams - Evidence-Based Practice. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman, and CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice).
The exercise and sport science major is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)