Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    May 31, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science (BS.EXS)

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For further information about this major, contact Dr. Justin Carlstrom, the Exercise Science Coordinator: Justin.Carlstrom@Castleton.edu

Exercise Science is the study of the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. This program offers specializations in three areas: Strength and Conditioning, Clinical Specialist, and Research. Coursework is designed to aid students in the preparation for graduate school and nationally recognized certifications, including those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Students who complete a degree program in the Exercise Science will:

  1. Master knowledge and concepts fundamental to the pursuit of their disciplines, including those drawn from other fields of study;
  2. Locate, comprehend, assess, and apply the scholarly work of scientists;
  3. Communicate scientific information both orally and in writing;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to follow laboratory protocols, safety standards, and data collection procedures;
  5. Connect their course content to an internship experience;
  6. Administer tests and interpret results in accordance with the requirements of the American College of Sports Medicine;
  7. Instruct patients, clients, and athletes as to the proper procedures for performing self-administered fitness tests and assessing their readiness for physical activity.

(Credits required for the major: 65 cr)

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Additional Information

Admittance to and retention in the Exercise Science Program is based on the following criteria throughout the student's undergraduate experience:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Earn a minimum grade of "C" in required AHS prefix courses, BIO 2011, and BIO 2012

Any student failing to meet any of the above requirements will be placed on probation for a maximum period of one year.

Students receiving a grade lower than a "C" in required AHS courses, BIO 2011, and BIO 2012 will not be allowed to sequence into post-requisite course work until the prerequisite deficiency has been rectified. Students failing to rectify deficiencies within the one-year probation period will be removed from the Exercise Physiology major.

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