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The recently released Surgeon General's Report on physical activity emphasized the lack of physical activity in America. It stated that 60% of Americans do not get the proper amount of physical activity to maintain health. As a result, many diseases and maladies related to physical activity (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, obesity...) are quite prevalent. Addressing these problems requires a trained professional that is knowledgeable in the many facets of physical activity programming, as well as nutrition counseling, stress management and other lifestyle modification techniques.

 

The Exercise Science Program at Wayne State College has created a curriculum designed to provide the Exercise Science major with the academic background and technical skills to work in a number of health/fitness related careers. Students acquire their skills through practicums conducted in our laboratory, working in the WSC Wellness Program, participating in SHAPE Club, and finish their education with a 600-hour internship during their last semester. We are quite proud of the "hands on" experience we provide students at Wayne State College. We also offer a minor in exercise science.

 

 

Academic Requirements for Exercise Science

A student must meet the following requirements before being allowed to enter the Exercise Science Fieldwork program:
1. Complete all General Education requirements.
2. Completion of all Exercise Science Requirements.
3. Obtain a grade of B (3.0) or higher in PED 470.
4. Have a cumulative Grade Point of 2.5 or higher.


Note: Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible to enroll in PED
310, 400, 471, 472, 473, and 493.


PED 105 Anatomy & Physiology I ............................................................ 3
205 Anatomy & Physiology II .......................................................... 3
207 Athletic Performance and Nutrition ........................................... 3
241 First Aid and CPR ...................................................................... 2
305 Exercise Physiology ................................................................... 3
310 Professional and Leadership Development
in Exercise Science ..................................................................... 3
351 Biomechanics ............................................................................. 3
357 Principles of Strength & Conditioning ....................................... 3
400 Cardiac Rehab ............................................................................ 3
411 Sport Marketing and Promotion or
464 Facility Management in Sport/Wellness ..................................... 3
470 Fitness Evaluation and Assessment ............................................ 3
471 Tests & Measurements ............................................................... 3
472 Wellness Practicum I .................................................................. 2
473 Wellness Practicum II ................................................................ 2
493 Fieldwork in Exercise Science ................................................. 12
Select one from the following activity courses: ........................................... 1
PED 111, 220, 227, or 229


Exercise Science Majors are encouraged to supplement their course work by adding elective courses from the following suggested courses: BUS 142 Survey of Accounting or BUS 240 Accounting I, BUS 360 Management Theory and Practice, BUS 370 Principles of Marketing, CSL 202 Intro to Human Service Counseling, FCS 407 Nutritional Counseling and Assessment, CNA 418 Health Communication, GEO 430 Geographic Information Systems or additional basic science courses in Biology, Chemistry,Physics, and Math upon advisement.

 

RHOP - Rural Health Opportunities Program

(402)375-7329

preprof@wsc.edu

Contact Info

Dr. Tammy Evetovich

Interim Dean, Natural & Social Sciences

(402) 375-7030

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