Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Jan 27, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise & Sports Science (BS.ESS)

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

Exercise & Sports 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 & Sports 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

-Students in the Exercise & Sports Science Program must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

-Students in the Exercise & Sports Science Program must earn a minimum grade of "C" in BIO 2011 and BIO 2012.  Students who earn a grade lower than a "C" in BIO 2011 and/or BIO 2012 will not be allowed to sequence into post-requisite course work until the prerequisite deficiency has been rectified.

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