Jan 16, 2021  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology, B.S.


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Program Director: Donald Diboll, Ph.D.

Overview

The exercise physiology emphasis is designed to prepare individuals to be competent, highly qualified professionals in the fitness industry (e.g., corporate fitness), certain areas within allied health care (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation) and athletic performance enhancement careers (e.g., strength and conditioning). This emphasis will also prepare those students interested in pursuing graduate studies in exercise physiology (exercise science) or related academic disciplines. The curriculum follows academic program and content recommendations from reputable professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Students will have a strong foundation for many of the higher-level professional certifications these organizations offer.

Overview


Department Chair: Jim Ave, Ph.D.

Kinesiology Program Overview

The word kinesiology refers to the study of human movement, and the School of Natural Sciences uses it as an umbrella term that includes several different academic programs. In the undergraduate program, the Department of Kinesiology has three Bachelor of Arts emphases and two Bachelor of Science emphases. The B.A. emphases are exercise science, fitness management and physical education teaching. The Bachelor of Science degrees are more academically rigorous and include a research component. The B.S. emphases include exercise physiology and pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy. The Department of Kinesiology also offers two minors: coaching and physical education teaching. A detailed description of each major and each minor follows.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will, upon completion of this program, demonstrate comprehension of content-specific knowledge from the kinesiology foundations.
  2. Students will, upon completion of this program, evaluate fitness components using appropriate techniques and instruments.
  3. Students will, upon completion of this program, demonstrate ability to perform, teach, and evaluate various motor skills appropriate to the intended population and purpose.
  4. Students will, upon completion of this program, use the appropriate method of research to answer questions and solve problems in the kinesiology disciplines.
  5. Students will, upon completion of this program, comprehend the importance of a Biblical worldview as it relates to personal and professional conduct.

Locations Offered

Offered on the main campus in Fresno

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