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Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

Program Options: B.A., B.S.

The exercise and sport science major is fully accreditated by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). St. Kate's is one of the few programs in the midwest and the only one in the Twin Cities that has attained this accreditation. The St. Kate's exercise and sport science major will help build a practical framework for careers in a variety of settings or as preparation for continued education at the graduate level. You will learn about health promotion and fitness, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, sport training and performance analysis.  Women's health and wellness issues are now moving to the forefront of research, education and practice. As a women's institution, St. Kate's is on the leading edge of this trend.

A major in exercise and sport science can prepare you for careers in physical therapy, nutrition, health promotion, fitness consulting, teaching, rehabilitation, coaching, research, sports management, sports camps, broadcasting/journalism, facilities design management, officiating, professional sports, athletic training, sporting equipment design/sales,  sports psychology, corporate fitness, sports information director and more.

St. Kate's exercise and sport science majors have access to a tremendous range of  internship sites. You will work with your advisor to develop an internship that meets your career goals. Internship experiences include fitness centers, corporate health, personal training, physical therapy rehabilitation centers, just to name a few. 

See also: Applied Science in Exercise Science, Exercise Science and Nutrition, Education - Physical Education with K-12 Teaching Licensure, Pre-Physical Therapy

Major Requirements:

EXSS 2750 Introduction to Exercise Science (2 cr)
EXSS 2800 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science
EXSS 3250 Sports Nutrition (2 cr)
EXSS 3350 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
EXSS 3450 Exercise Physiology
EXSS 3500 Strength Training Methods
EXSS 3550 Exercise Testing and Prescription 
EXSS 3610 Motor Learning (2 cr)
EXSS 3650 Methods for Fitness Professionals
EXSS 3750 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (2 cr)
EXSS 4300 Advanced Biomechanics (2 cr)
EXSS 4602 Internship (2 credits)
EXSS 4604 Internship (4-8 credits)

Supporting courses:
BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2520 Human Physiology
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
FSNU 2200 Food, Nutrition and You or FSNU 3000 Nutrition 
INDI 2220 Medical Terminology (2 cr)
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Exercise and sport science majors who enrolled at St. Kate's during the 2012-13 academic year satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors in course assignments throughout the departmental curriculum rather than in a single course. Exercise and sport science majors who enrolled at St. Kate's during the 2013-14 academic year satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors in EXSS 2800. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three (2012-13) or two (2013-14) other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).

The exercise and sport science major is fully accreditated by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Second Major Certificate in Exercise and Sport Science  

Students who have received a baccalaureate degree from St. Catherine University or another regionally accredited institution may pursue a second major at St. Catherine. To be awarded the second major (post-baccalaureate) certificate, you must complete all of the requirements for the major, including required supporting courses.  A minimum of one-half of the courses in the major must be completed in residence.  The residency requirement of 48 out of the last 64 credits does not apply to second major certificate students.

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