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Minor in Exercise Science
If you’re interested in adding an understanding of fitness and the biology behind sports and activity, a minor in exercise science can serve as a great addition to any major. Understand the physiological process behind movement — how the body responds to work, how it adapts to exercise and what training methods work best for particular populations.
The William Woods University minor in exercise science includes coursework in exercise program design, nutrition, strength and conditioning and kinesiology.
You will also be able to work in the $1.3 million Center for Human Performance, which includes state-of-the-art equipment in exercise testing and rehabilitation, train and work in our on-campus fitness facility, the Weider Fitness Center, and study in one of the only institutions in Missouri recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP)
The minor in exercise science at William Woods University includes 15 required course credits and 6 required elective credits.
Courses you may take
Exercise Technique and Prescription
Exercise testing is an important skill performed by human performance professionals. In this course you will learn proper methods for exercise testing and how to keep clients safe in the process. In this course you will learn proper aerobic and anaerobic exercise techniques. After learning proper techniques you will learn how to prescribe exercise to varying populations.
Prerequisite: EXS205 and EXS322
This course is designed to study the responses and adaptations of the functions of the human body during muscular exercises. Material is pertinent to teaching, coaching, and individuals interested in exercise.
Prerequisite: EHP305 or BIO313
Exercise Program Design
Designing a safe and effective resistance and aerobic training program involves the consideration and manipulation of certain variables. In this course on program design you will learn to assess a client's current fitness status, exercise experience, and primary fitness goal.
Prerequisite: EXS 205 (or BIO313) & EHP315
Princ of Strength & Conditioning
This course is the capstone course for the Human Performance concentration. Research methods will be emphasized and becoming certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association will also be a focal point of instruction. This course will help the strength and conditioning professional maximize the physical performance potential of the athlete without incurring injuries. This course utilizes the disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, endocrinology, nutrition, exercise physiology, and sport psychology.
Prerequisites: EHP 2XX, EXS 205, EXS 322 and EXS 321.
This course will introduce nutrient functions and the effects of various supply/demand states on physical well-being. Discussion will include the role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and hydration on performance.
Introduction to Anatomy -N
An overview of the gross anatomy of the human body. The course covers the anatomy of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, digestive, and reproductive systems. Emphasis in the course will be placed on musculoskeletal anatomy.
An application of mechanical principles to human movement.
Prerequisite: PED 205 or BIO313