Motivate and Help Others Through Exercise Science
If you are interested in helping others gain or regain fitness, strength and mobility due to injury, illness or aging; or you simply enjoy exercise and movement for fun, our graduate certificate in exercise science is the route for you. With topics including exercise physiology, personal and performance training, nutrition, and psychology, this 15-credit hour program is a great way to achieve a deeper understanding of the body's responses to exercise and training. This curriculum will be taught using both face-to-face and online instruction.
Exercise Science Graduate Certificate:: Feature Courses
The study of the scientific basis of conditioning athletes. Focus will be on cardiovascular and resistance conditioning in the off-season, pre-season, and in-season. An introduction and utilization of appropriate equipment for cardiovascular conditioning and resistance training will be examined.
Application of basic physiological concepts to the programs of kinesiology, emphasis upon the physiological effects and adjustments occurring from participation in physical activity. Major factors in conditioning, fatigue, diet, and physical fitness are considered.
A study of the basic mechanical principles and physical laws which govern human movement. Intensive study will be devoted to analysis of fundamental motor skills and to the use of these skills in dance and sports activities.
A study of current problems and trends in health and physical education. Local, regional, state, national, and global issues will be included in this course.