2020-2021 Catalog

 

Exercise Science - B.S.

This program, mediated by CoAES (Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences) and accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), is designed to prepare students for post-graduate academic pursuits in exercise science and specifically exercise physiology, cardiac/pulmonary/cancer rehabilitation, biomechanics, or fitness leadership. Students interested in continuing their graduate education in athletic training, physical or occupational therapy or becoming a physician's assistant would benefit from this undergraduate exercise science program as well. The final purpose of this program design is to prepare students for certifications by professional organizations relative to exercise science, specifically the Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) and other certifications by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Exercise Science major received re-accreditation for 10 years by CAAHEP on March 16, 2018.

Admission requirements to Exercise Science Program:

  1. First time freshman
    1.  Complete PHE 170, BIO 111/111L, BIO 112/112L, PHE 101
    2. Achieve sophomore status
    3. Minimum major GPA 2.50, cumulative GPA 2.50
  2. Transfer and all other students
    1. Enroll and complete 7 credits in IWU exercise science major
    2. Achieve sophomore status
    3. Minimum major GPA 2.75, cumulative GPA 2.50

Once a student is admitted to the Exercise Science Program a $300 program fee will be assessed in PHE-374L.

Continuation in Exercise Science Program:

  1. Transfer students and students new to the major: Students must complete at least 50% (half) of their major courses at IWU.
  2. Maximum number of semesters as a pre-exercise science major is 4 semesters.
  3. Major GPA requirements: 2.75 in the major and 2.50 cumulative.

Exercise Science majors must take PHE-134 as their General Education activity course before PHE-379.

Requirements (53-57 credits)

Required Courses

ATR-431Evaluation/Recognition of Injuries/Cond Athletic Injuries

2

ATR-440Pharmacology and Therapeutic Medications

2

BIO-112Anatomy and Physiology II

4

-and

BIO-112LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

0

CHE-120Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

4

-and

CHE-120LIntroduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab

0

-or

CHE-125General Chemistry I

5

-and

CHE-125LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

0

PHE-170Introduction to Exercise Science

3

PHE-264Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3

PHE-286Kinesiology

4

PHE-352Sport Law and Risk Management

3

PHE-365Public and Community Health

3

PHE-370Biomechanics and Physics of Human Movement

3

PHE-370LBiomechanics and Physics of Human Movement Lab

1

PHE-374Physiology of Exercise

3

PHE-374LPhysiology of Exercise Lab

1

PHE-379Principles of Fitness Assessment

3

PHE-380Principles of Exercise Prescription

2

PHE-383Professional Experience I

1

PHE-413Health Promotion and Wellness Management

3

PHE-415Nutrition for Sport and Performance

4

PHE-483Exercise Science Internship

1 to 4

PHE-485Senior Research Seminar I

2

PHE-486Senior Research Seminar II

1

PHE-487Culminating Senior Experience

0

-PHE or PSYPHE or PSY 224 Psychology of Sport and Exercise

3

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