Nov 12, 2018  
2018-2019 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Shepherd University Catalog

Health Promotion and Exercise Science Major, B.S.


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The Health Promotion and Exercise Science academic program is a baccalaureate degree providing professional preparation for a career in health and fitness exercise science and a solid foundation for graduate study in health, exercise science/fitness, and allied health.

In addition to the course requirements listed:

  1.        It is REQUIRED that each major be an active member of an approved state or national organization in Health Promotion & Exercise Science during the academic years while pursuing this major.
  2.        It is REQUIRED that all Health Promotion & Exercise Science majors attend two state and/or national conferences in the area of health promotion and/or exercise science during the academic years while pursuing this major.
  3.        It is REQUIRED that each student develop an electronic portfolio of their academic work beginning with their freshman year. The electronic portfolio is to be completed by the student during their senior year.
  4.        It is  REQUIRED that each student earn a minimum of "C" in each Health Promotion & Exercise Science core class.

Curriculum for a Comprehensive Major in Health Promotion and Exercise Science


Total hours required, 120 Hours:


Core Curriculum requirements, 42 Hours:


Students in the HPEX major should complete HLTH 101 - First-Year Experience in Health and Exercise  for their First-Year Experience course.

Four-Year Course Progression

Health Promotion and Exercise Science
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
HLTH 101 1 First-Year Experience in Health and Exercise (FYEX) 1   HLTH 100   Exercise Leadership 3
HLTH 110   Wellness in the Workplace 3   GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life 3
BIOL 103 1 General Biological Science OR     BIOL 104 1 General Biological Science OR  
CHEM 101 1 Chemistry with Lab 4   CHEM 102 1 Chemistry with Lab 4
MATH 101 1 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3   ART 103 2 Introduction to Visual Art 3
ENGL 101 1 Writing and Rhetoric I 3   ENGL 102 1 Writing and Rhetoric II 3
PSYC 101 2 Introduction to Psychology 3       TOTAL 16
    TOTAL 17          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
BIOL 225   Human Anatomy and Physiology AND 3   BIOL 226   Human Anatomy and Physiology AND 3
BIOL 227   Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1   BIOL 228   Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
HLTH 203   Contemporary Health I 3   Core Curriculum 2 Social Science 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Humanities 3
Core Curriculum 2 Humanities 3   RECR 200   Recreation Technology 3
ECON 123 2 Contemporary Economics OR     HLTH 225   First Aid/CPR 3
ECON 205 2 Principles of Macroeconomics 3       TOTAL 16
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit
PHED 405   Applied Kinesiology 3   RECR 320   Facilities Management  3
PHED 370   Applied Anatomy and Physiology  3   HLTH 235   Stress Management  3
Elective   Elective 1  3   HLTH 300   Substance Use and Abuse  3
HLTH 468   Principles of Sports Nutrition 3   HLTH 400   Exercise for Special Populations 3
HLTH 390   Exercise Prescription  3   PSCI 100   Politics and Government  3
    TOTAL  15       TOTAL 15
                 
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No.  Tier Title  Credit   Sub./Course No.  Tier Title   Credit
HLTH 350   Research in Health and Exercise  3   HLTH 450   Health and Exercise Internship  9
Elective   Elective 2  3   Elective   Elective 4 (if not already taken)  3
RECR 465   Essentials of Strength and Conditioning  3       TOTAL  9 or 12
HLTH 391   Worksite Health Promotion  3          
Elective   Elective 3  3       DEGREE TOTAL  120-122
    TOTAL  15          
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