2005-2007 Academic Catalog
Exercise Science and Nutrition (Combined Major)
Departments: Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences; Exercise & Sport Science
Department Chairs: Debra Sheats, David Luedtke
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
St. Kate’s exercise science and nutrition major is a unique combined major that allows you to take courses from the departments of Exercise & Sport Science and Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences. The exercise science and nutrition major prepares you for graduate school programs such as exercise physiology or sports medicine and health science careers in sports medicine and injury management. Graduates work in a variety of settings in the health and fitness industry. You may decide to pursue the dietetics major to become a registered dietitian. As an RD, you will also be able to provide individual nutritional counseling.
As an exercise science and nutrition major at St. Kate’s, you will have access to a tremendous range of potential internship sites. You will work with your advisors to develop an internship learning contract that outlines your goals, your role and the role of your on-site supervisor. Students report that this structure helps make their internships valuable and memorable. Recent internship sites include Abbott Northwestern Chronic Pain Clinic, Hazelton Rehabilitation Center, fitness centers such as Lifetime Fitness, White Bear Racquet Club, Northwest Clubs and many corporate settings, where interns most often perform health promotion activities.
A major in exercise science and nutrition, combined with a relevant minor or graduate education, can prepare you for careers in physical therapy, nutrition, health promotion, fitness consulting, teaching, rehabilitation, coaching, research, sports management, sports camps, broadcasting/journalism, sports photography, facilities management, officiating, professional sports, athletic training, weight management, personal training, sporting equipment design/sales, sports safety, sports psychology, corporate fitness, sports information director, athletic finance, athletic facility design and much more.
See also: Dietetics, Exercise and Sport Science.
Exercise Science courses:
EXSS 2750 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
EXSS 3350 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
EXSS 3450 Exercise Physiology
EXSS 3550 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Design
EXSS 3750 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Four credits from the following courses:
EXSS 2800 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science (2 credits)
EXSS 3050 Teaching Elementary Physical Education
EXSS 3060 Individual Sports Techniques
EXSS 3510 Developmental Adapted Physical Education (2 credits)
EXSS 3600 Physical Education Organization, Administration and Programming (2 credits)
EXSS 3610 Motor Learning (2 credits)
EXSS 3650 Methods for Fitness Professionals
EXSS 4300 Advanced Biomechanics (2 credits)
EXSS 4604 Internship
FSNU 2900 Food Science
FSNU 3000 Nutrition
FSNU 3250 Sports Nutrition
FSNU 4200 Community Nutrition
FSNU 4250 Issues in the American and World Food Supply (offered in alternate years)
FSNU 4300 Advanced Nutrition
FSNU 4350 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
FSNU 4604 Internship or FSNU 4954 Independent Study
Required supporting courses:
BIOL 2200 Introduction to Microbiology
BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2520 Human Physiology
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry or CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
EDUC 3770 Educational Methods in Dietetics and Nutrition
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Exercise science and nutrition majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FSNU 4300. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).
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