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Health & Exercise Science

Exercise Science Degree

The Exercise Science major prepares students for entry level careers in Exercise Science, Fitness, Wellness, and Public Health services. It also seeks to provide the solid foundation required for admission to various graduate or professional programs of study. Students interested in applying to schools of medicine or schools with graduate health programs will need to consult with their advisor and/or their respective graduate program. The department of health and exercise science is proud to announce our educational partnership with the American Council On Exercise (ACE).

For more information regarding the B.S. in Exercise Science, contact Dominique Wakefield; wake@lasierra.edu

Potential career options (examples):

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Specialist/Manager/Director
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Exrcise Physiologist
  • Corporate Fitness

Potential career options with graduate education (examples):

  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Medicine/Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Training

Required courses (44 units):

  • EXSC 104 Freshman Seminar in Exercise Science (1)
  • EXSC 204 Trends in the Philosophy of Health (2)
  • HLSC 214 Dimnesions of Health (4)
  • EXSC 224 Structural Kinesiology (4)
  • HLSC 225 Nutrition Theory and Practice (4)
  • EXSC 254 Current Concepts & Aplicntns. of Phys. Fitness (4)
  • EXSC 350 Exercise Science Colloquium (1)
  • EXSC 354 Methods of Fitness Instruction (4)
  • EXSC 364 Research Methods (4)
  • EXSC 426 Biomechanics of Human Movement (4)
  • EXSC 426 Exercise Physiology (4)
  • EXSC 444 Physio. Asmnt./ Exercise Prescription (3)
  • EXSC 494 Internship in Exercise Science (4)
  • EXSC 450 Exercise Science Colloquium (1)

Note: Evidence of First Aid and CPR certifications required for all Juniors and Seniors

Cognates (14 units):

  • BIOL 131 Anatomy & Physiology (5)
  • BIOL 132 Anatomy & Physiology (5)
  • PHYS 117/117L Intro to Physics (5)

Electives (26 units):

  • HLSC 215 Intro to Athletic Training (2)
  • HLSC 275 Cirtical Scholarship in Applied Science (4)
  • HLSC 314 A&B Dynamics of Health Education (2)
  • HLSC 317 Health, Scoiety & the Consumer (4)
  • EXSC 384 Elementary School PHysical Education (3)
  • EXSC 418C Movement in Cultural Perspective (4)
  • HLSC 425D Behavior Change (4)
  • HLSC 467 Principles of Epidemiology (3)

Note: Two activity classes for up to 1 unit toward the major

Note: Up to two, 1-year science sequences (BIOL 111-113, CHEM 111-113, or PHYS 231-233) - Max. 30 units

 

 

 

Contact Us

Health & Exercise Science

Phone: 951.785.2084

Fax: 951.785.2291

hes@lasierra.edu

 

La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway

Riverside, CA 92515

 

Office Location:

HES Annex (behind gym)

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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