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Exercise Science

Become equipped for a variety of careers in exercise physiology, sport science, physical therapy, and more, as well as for further education at the master’s or doctorate level.

  • Small class sizes
  • New facility with modern equipment and software
  • Up-to-date curriculum that follows ACSM guidelines
  • Caring, talented faculty who work one-on-one with students
  • Cross-disciplinary approach providing knowledge and skills in your major, as well as a broad-based education
SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

Our Exercise Science curriculum follows the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Graduates are eligible to sit for the Health Fitness Specialist Certification Exam.

Gain real-life experience – all before your graduate.


Internships

Obtain work experience and make informed career choices through internships of a semester or more in length. Some previous internships include: interpreters/curators, frontier soldier re-enactors, law interns, archaeology interns, and congressional interns.


Work with the latest technology
  • iPads and the latest iOS apps in the field
  • Anaerobic Power Analysis: Test anaerobic power
  • Dartfish Motion Analysis Software: Analyze technical performances
  • Accelerometers: Track every movement with a 3D movement analysis device
  • Metabolic Cart & ECG: Monitor breath-by-breath gas analysis and oxygen consumption
  • iHT Heart Rate Monitors: Assist in managing exercise sessions for a variety of population groups
  • Web 2.0 Sites: Plan and design a fitness center, create a web page, analyze your diet, or create a podcast movie


Career Options
  • Physical Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Biologist
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Physician

READY TO
TAKE THE
NEXT STEP?

98%

Placement Rate1Rate based University of Jamestown 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates 1

35K-87K

Expected salary range for a graduate
with a degree in exercise science2Based on data from “FOCUS 2 CAREER 2



COURSEWORK


Course

Title (credits)
Psyc
or
Psyc
101

203
General Psychology (3)

Developmental Psychology (3)
KNS 182 Intro to Kinesiology (2)
Biol 208 H. Anatomy & Physiology I – Lecture / Lab (5)
Biol 209 H. Anatomy & Physiology II – Lecture / Lab (5)
Biol 210 Medical Terminology (1)
KNS 240 Nutrition and Wellness (2)
KNS 260 Technology Integration in PE, Health and Fitness (3)
KNS 310 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
KNS
or
KNS
311

411
Motor Learning and Development (3)

Personal Training (3)
Busn 320 Marketing (3)
Busn 321 Business Management (3)
Psyc 330 Health Psychology (3)
KNS 385 Sports First Aid & Injury Care (3)
KNS 403 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
KNS 403 Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab (1)

Course

Title (credits)
KNS 410 Methods in Aerobic & Resistance Training (3)
KNS 425 Exercise Science Internship (6)
KNS 430 Exercise Prescription and Weight Management (4)
KNS 431 Exercise Management in Chronic Disease (3)
KNS 452 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science (2)

One of the following:
Biol 120 Essentials of Biology & Chemistry for Health Sciences (3)
Chem 133 General Chemistry I (4)
Biol 150 Intro to Biology I (4)

One of the following:
Psyc 302 Abnormal Psychology (3)
Psyc 317 Motivation and Emotion (3)
KNS 415 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Sport (3)

Total Semester Credits Required: 67-68




OURPeople
Chris Mahoney
Chris Mahoney, MS
Department Chair
Assistant Professor
701-252-3467 ext. 5564
mahoney@uj.edu

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