Major in Exercise Physiology, B.S. degree
The field of Exercise Physiology is a dynamic and ever changing profession. UMHB is at the forefront of the profession with outstanding faculty, facilities, and laboratories. Exercise physiology majors can take advantage of active classrooms that regularly utilize our gym, weight room, cardio area, and Human Performance Lab for instruction. UMHB's Exercise Physiology program is also recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association through their ERP program.
Desirable outcomes for the individual expected to result from this emphasis are a greater understanding of human performance from a physiological, nutritional, anatomical, kinesiological, and functional standpoint. Exercise physiologists need a background for the physiological basis for why exercise promotes adaptations but also need to excel at assessment, prescription, and practical application of these principles as they pertain to all areas of interests including: performance, clinical exercise physiology, strength & conditioning, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. In addition, a high level of physical fitness, improved motor skills, greater neuromuscular coordination, personal and group social skills, refined kinesthetic sense, ability to think and to interpret knowledge, and refined and enlarged appreciation for an understanding of exercise performance are expected outcomes of the major.
Exercise Physiology majors receive the requisite, professional preparation to graduate equipped with the ability to pursue exciting careers from a dynamic exercise science and fitness industry. All majors are required to complete a culminating experience in the form of an internship to gain experience and apply the principles covered in their major coursework.
Exercise Physiology Career Opportunities:
A major in Exercise and Sport Science is 39 semester hours consisting of EXSS 2340; 2352; 3107; 3135; 3141; 3354; 3379; 3390; 3395; 3396; 4344; 4350; 4392; 4394 and 4398. Required support courses for this major include BIOL 2440 and 2441. Grades of "C" or better required in all courses in the Exercise Physiology major.
Exercise Physiology Course list is below:
- EXSS 2340 Introduction to EXSS
- EXSS 2352 Personal Health & Fitness
- EXSS 3107 Advanced Cardio Training
- EXSS 3135 Advanced Resistance Training
- EXSS 3141 EXSS Practicum
- EXSS 3354 Sport Nutrition
- EXSS 3379 Exercise & Sport Psychology
- EXSS 3390 Anatomical Kinesiology
- EXSS 3395 Physiology of Exercise
- EXSS 3396 Physiology of Exercise II
- EXSS 4344 Administration of EXSS
- EXSS 4350 Principles & Techniques in Strength & Conditioning
- EXSS 4392 Tests & Measurements
- EXSS 4394 Exercise Testing& Prescription
- EXSS 4398 Internship in EXSS