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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health and Exercise Science


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Kelly J. Cole, Chair

Gregory Anoufriev Roachel J. Laney Christopher S. Shreve
Melanie D. Austin Steven R. McAnulty Caroline J. Smith
Rebecca A. Battista Jeffrey M. McBride Jeffrey T. Soukup
Erin L. Bouldin Edward K. Merritt Abigail S. Stickford
Richard W. Christiana Marco Meucci Jonathon L. Stickford
Scott R. Collier Anne M. Moody N. Travis Triplett
Kimberly S. Fasczewski Jamie L. Moul Alan C. Utter
Ashley Goodman Alan R. Needle Colleen M. Utter
B. Adam Hege David C. Nieman Herman van Werkhoven
Jennifer S. Howard Max C. Poole Frederick K. Whitt
Robert L. Johnson Laurie A. Rivera Jennifer J. Zwetsloot
Rebecca M. Kappus Jan C. Rowe Kevin A. Zwetsloot
Michael J. Landram R. Andrew Shanely

The Department of Health and Exercise Science educates students in the art and science of human movement and performance, promoting health, and rehabilitation. The department provides instruction, conducts research and delivers services to improve the overa ll educational experience for the student. Following graduation, the student is prepared to develop programs in a variety of professional settings and with diverse populations.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (AT)

The Athletic Training degree will provide the undergraduate student with a blend of academic coursework and clinical experience in appropriate athletic training settings. It is the intention of this degree to prepare students to become healthcare professionals and
practice athletic training in a high school, college/university, professional, industrial, clinical/hospital, military, or performing arts setting.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training (565A/51.0913)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/athletic-training-bs-565a-2016-2017

The Athletic Training program requires the student to apply for admission to the curriculum. Requirements for admission: submission of a program application, a 2.5 cumulative GPA from Appalachian State University with 12 semester hours at Appalachian State University, a minimum of 30 hours of active observation in Appalachian State University’s athletic training rooms, three letters of recommendation, a journal, a goal statement, an insight statement, a signed Technical Standards document (available on the website for the HES department), and a personal interview. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and must earn a grade of “C” or higher in A T 1600 , A T 2100 , A T 2300 , A T 2400 , A T 3010 , A T 3215 , A T 3600 , A T 3610 , A T 3615 , A T 3620 , A T 3625 , A T 4025 , and A T 4030 . The Athletic Training program is a CAATE accredited program that prepares the student for the BOC Examination and North Carolina licensure. Contact the director of the Athletic Training program in the Department of Health and Exercise Science for further information.

Exercise Science (ES)

The Exercise Science degree prepares students for advanced study in the fields of exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical therapy, medicine, and biomedical research. The degree also prepares students to be qualified professionals for employment in athletics programs, exercise/fitness centers, hospital wellness programs, corporate fitness programs, rehabilitation centers, and other allied health areas. Students may also choose from three optional concentrations to further specialize in specific areas of exercise science.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (567*A/31.0505)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/exercise-science-bs-567a-2016-2017

Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration (567E)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/exercise-science-bs-clinical-exercise-physiology-567e-2016-2017

Pre-Professional concentration (567B)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/exercise-science-bs-pre-professional-567b-2016-2017

Strength and Conditioning concentration (567D)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/exercise-science-bs-strength-and-conditioning-567d-2016-2017

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 based on at least 12 earned semester hours at Appalachian is required prior to declaring the Exercise Science major. Transfer students may be allowed to declare the Exercise Science major prior to earning 12 semester hours at Appalachian if they have earned a 2.53.0 cumulative GPA on coursework completed prior to entering Appalachian. The pre-professional concentration requires a minimum 3.3 GPA, as well as a minimum grade of B in the E S 2031 /E S 2032  sequence, and a minimum grade of B- in BIO 1801 , CHE 1101 /CHE 1110 , and CHE 1102 /CHE 1120 . Students must maintain the minimum 3.3 GPA to remain in the pre-professional concentration. Students must be a declared Exercise Science major or minor in order to enroll in Exercise Science courses at the 3000-level or above.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers an honors program in Exercise Science to undergraduate students with distinguished academic records. Students must complete 9 hours of honors credit consisting of 3 hours of senior honors thesis (E S 4510 ) under the guidance of their thesis supervisor. The remaining 6 hours of credit can be attained by negotiating an honors contract in certain exercise science courses at the 3000 level and above. Credit earned in courses taken for honors credit can be applied towards the undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. For admission into the honors program, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.45 in all coursework and complete a departmental application to the honors program. To graduate with an “Honors in Exercise Science” the student must complete the above honors sequence with a minimum grade of “B” in courses taken for honors credit and a cumulative GPA of 3.45 in all coursework at the time of graduation.

Minor in Exercise Science (519/31.0505) (17-21 semester hours)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/exercise-science-minor-519-2016-2017

Honors Program in Exercise Science

The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers an honors program in Exercise Science to undergraduate students with distinguished academic records. Students must complete 9 hours of honors credit consisting of 3 hours of senior honors thesis (E S 4510 ) under the guidance of their thesis supervisor. The remaining 6 hours of credit can be attained by negotiating an honors contract in certain exercise science courses at the 3000 level and above. Credit earned in courses taken for honors credit can be applied towards the undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. For admission into the honors program, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.45 in all coursework and complete a departmental application to the honors program.

To graduate with an “Honors in Exercise Science” the student must complete the above honors sequence with a minimum grade of “B” in courses taken for honors credit and a cumulative GPA of 3.45 in all coursework at the time of graduation.

Health Promotion (HP)

Students earning a Health Promotion degree will have the competencies needed to provide leadership in health promotion and disease prevention for communities, hospitals, voluntary agencies, schools, and private industry.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion (509A/51.2207)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/health-promotion-bs-509a-2016-2017

Minor in Health Promotion (509/51.2207)

(17 semester hours)

The program of study is available at: www.programsofstudy.appstate.edu/health-promotion-minor-509-2016-2017

Graduate Degree

The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers the following degree at the graduate level: Master of Science degree in Exercise Science with concentrations in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Research, and Strength & Conditioning. Persons interested in this degree are requested to consult the Graduate Bulletin for further information.

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceMinor

    Courses

      Athletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth Promotion

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