Instructors: Fred Miller III, Nicole Scheiman

The Department of Kinesiology offers majors in exercise and movement science, sports and exercise studies, and pre-athletic training for students pursuing graduate school in exercise science or athletic training or pursuing a professional career in exercise science or athletic training. 

The majors in exercise and movement science, sport and exercise studies and pre-athletic training provide opportunity for students to engage in fitness and health-related service and leadership and to be prepared for graduate study in professional schools for allied health, graduate study in kinesiology and other exercise science-related careers.

The Department of Kinesiology also offers an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program in which students earn dual degrees: an associate of science degree in occupational therapy assistant and a bachelor of science degree in health science. The OTA program provides students with entry level preparation for the field of occupational therapy as an assistant who works under the supervision of an occupational therapist. The OTA graduate may enter the workforce, following successful passing of the national exam, or apply to a masters or doctoral program to become an occupational therapist. For more detailed information regarding the OTA program, please refer to the Occupational Therapy Assistant section of the catalog.

Exercise and Movement Science

The major in exercise and movement science is an entry-level program that prepares undergraduates for graduate work or professional training. Students may use this undergraduate program as a foundation for graduate programs in allied health, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, physician assistant school, medical school and others. Students could view this program as "Pre-Physical Therapy" or "Pre-Occupational Therapy". Additionally, the major can be used to prepare students for graduate study in kinesiology (e.g. exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, motor learning and control).

Students who plan to attend physical therapy school or occupational therapy school are encouraged to major in exercise and movement science. The exercise and movement science curriculum does not meet the prerequisites for all physical therapy or occupational therapy schools because each school differs on its requirements for admission. As part of the exercise and movement science program, students are directed toward electives that will help them meet the necessary prerequisites for their school of choice.

Students who choose exercise and movement science as a major for the bachelor of science degree will complete EX 111, 151, 271, 287, 311, 321/L, 326, 443, 465, and 495 (four hours); BI 161/L, 241/L, 242/L; CH 162/L; PH 212/L; PY 461; BA 252; and two courses from EX 318, 425, 428, 431, or 452. The following specific courses are necessary and will fulfill requirements in the core curriculum: CH 161/L; PH 211/L; PY 111; SO 111; MA 151; BR 333TB. Students must take EX 395 (two hours) as one of their required January Terms. Students taking PH 211-212 must have MA 141 College Algebra and Trigonometry or math placement, or introductory calculus. Students are required to show evidence of CPR certification as a requirement for graduation.

Sport and Exercise Studies

The major in sport and exercise studies prepares undergraduate students for entry-level positions in the sport, health, wellness and fitness industries and other exercise science-related careers (e.g. strength and conditioning, personal training, physical therapy assistant, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation). Students will be prepared for industry-standard certifications (e.g. ACSM's Certified Exercise Physiologist and NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). This major will also prepare students for graduate study in kinesiology (e.g. exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, motor learning and control).

Students who choose sport and exercise studies as a major for the bachelor of science degree will complete EX 111, 151, 271, 287, 311, 321/L, 326, 431, 443, 465 and 495 (three hours); BI 241/L, 242/L; BA 252 and 341; PY 351 and 461; and three courses from EX 318, 395, 425, 428, 452, 490, 495, BI 232/L, 311, 312, PY 230, 321 (at least one of the three courses must be taken from EX 318, 425, 428, or 452). The following specific courses are necessary and will fulfill requirements in the core curriculum: CH 141/L; PH 111/L; PY 111; SO 111; MA 151; BR 333TB. Students must take EX 395 (two hours) as one of their required January Terms. Students are required to show evidence of CPR certification as a requirement for graduation.

Minor in Exercise Science

Students who choose to minor in exercise science will complete EX 111, 311, 318, 321/L, 326, 465; BI 241/L and 242/L.

3-2 Athletic Training Program (Major in Pre-Athletic Training)

The major in pre-athletic training is part of the 3-2 Athletic Training Program. The 3-2 Athletic Training Program offers students the opportunity to receive both a bachelor of science degree in pre-athletic training from Huntington University and a master of athletic training degree from Manchester University over a five year period. Through a broad preparation in both academic and practical experience, the program educates students to become an athletic trainer that provides sports teams with services and education for injury prevention, evaluation of athletic trauma, immediate care and rehabilitation. Athletic trainers are in demand in a variety of settings, including secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicines clinics, professional sports teams and industrial settings. 

Admission to Huntington University does not guarantee acceptance to the 3-2 Athletic Training program. Application to the 3-2 Athletic Training program begins in the student's second year at Huntington University. Students who fail to achieve admittance to the Manchester University Master of Athletic Training program may complete their bachelor's degree in exercise and movement science at Huntington University.

Students who choose to pursue the 3-2 Athletic Training Program will complete three years of coursework at Huntington University and will transfer 26 credit hours from Manchester University after the fourth year to complete a major in pre-athletic training for the bachelor of science degree from Huntington University. After the fifth year in the 3-2 program, students will complete a master of athletic training degree from Manchester University. Students who choose the 3-2 Athletic Training Program will complete EX 111, 151, 271, 287, 311, 318, 321/L, 326, 395, 431, 443, 465; BI 241/L; 242/L; BA 252; and PY 461 from Huntington University and ATTR 501, 511, 515, 530, 535, 540, 541, 543, 546, 547, 551, 553, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 579; STAT 520 from Manchester University. The following specific courses are necessary and will fulfill requirements in the core curriculum at Huntington University: CH 141/L; PH 111/L; PY 111; SO 111; MA 151; BR 333TB. Students are required to show evidence of CPR certification as a requirement for graduation.

Recreation Management

The recreation management major and minor are suspended for new student enrollments effective as of Spring 2015. Students already enrolled in the major or minor should refer to the appropriate previous catalog for information about requirements and course descriptions.

 

Courses in Exercise Science