Our Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Sciences is a scientific study of human movement and human behavior relative to exercise, fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness. This degree is designed to prepare you to meet challenges in these dynamic and emerging fields of study. You will engage in core issues and concepts in areas such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, kinesiology, and exercise programming and testing. The degree prepares students for entry-level positions in the fitness industry, corporate wellness programs, and strength and conditioning of athletes.
This B.S. degree in Sports and Health Sciences is affiliated with the guidelines of the American Sport Education Program (ASEP).
Note: Material for lab courses will only be provided once. If you need replacement lab equipment for any reason or need to retake the course later, you will need to purchase your own lab refills.
Degree Program Objectives
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Apply fundamental concepts of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health, and kinesiology to applications in sports and fitness.
- Perform motivational strategies and tactics designed to guide practice and performance in physical activity.
- Design a healthful diet for varying populations based off sound nutritional principles and concepts generated from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Critically analyze steroids usage on athletic performance including associated muscle reaction and medical risks.
- Illustrate appropriate procedures for treating upper and lower body sport injuries.
- Construct exercise programs applicable in fitness, rehabilitation, and athletic training settings.
- Evaluate suitability of common exercises based on muscle action for exercise program design.