University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Exercise & Movement Science (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

The Exercise and Movement Science (EXMS) major comprises in-depth study of the theory and applications of exercise and movement sciences in health, fitness and illness prevention in a variety of populations. Students can tailor their educational experience to individual goals, including mentored internship and research experiences. Graduates of the EXMS major may pursue careers in related areas of fitness and health, such as health promotion, adapted physical activity for special populations, recreation management and health and fitness business ventures. They may also pursue one of several professional certifications, such as ACSM Exercise Specialist, or NSCA/Personal Trainer. Finally, students graduating from this program may be qualified for graduate work in Exercise and Movement Sciences, Physical Therapy, and other health care professions.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for the University of Vermont. In addition, students must have one year of high school biology and one year of chemistry.

Students in Exercise and Movement Science must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better by the end of their first year and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA thereafter to remain in good standing in the program. A typical, but not all-inclusive, program outline follows:

Curriculum

First Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
CHEM 023 or CHEM 031 Outline of General Chemistry 4
AT 157 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
NH 50 Health: Personal to Systemic 1
Electives 6
BIO (any biology 3 credits or greater) 3-4
PSYC 001 General Psychology 3
ENG (below 099 level) 3
Total 14 15/16
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
ANPS 019 Anatomy and Physiology 4
NFS 063 - Obesity/Weight/Fitness 3
Elective 3
STATS 111/STAT 141 Statistics 3
Diversity course 3
ANPS 020 Anatomy and Physiology 4
NFS 163 - Sports Nutrition 3
PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics 3
EXMS 242 Exercise & Sport Psych 3
Human/Behav Sci 3
Total 16 16
Junior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
EDPE 220 - Sport in Society 3
EXMS 260 Adapted Physical Activity 3
RMS 213 Movement Science 1 3
Diversity course 3
EXMS 240 Motor Skill Learning & Control 3
RMS 251 Exercise Physiology with lab 4
RMS 220 Research 3
RMS 188 Org & Ldrship in Athl Trng & Ex Sc 2
Human/Behav Sci 3
EXMS 254 Neural Control of Movement 3
Total 15 15
Senior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
EXMS 263 Fitness for Special Populations 3
EXMS 272 Senior Internship
(if taking in Spr, take 6 credits of Electives in Fall*)
6
EXMS 245 245 Evaluation and Prescription 3
NH 120 Health Care Ethics 3
EDPE 267 Strength, Training & Conditioning
or EXMS Special Topics
3
EXMS 272 Senior Internship
(if taken in Fall, then take 6 credits of Electives in the Spr*)
6
NH 303 Health Promotion 3
EXMS 262 Human Perform & Ergogenic Aids 3
Total 15 15

* RMS 280 - Senior Research Experience (1-4 credits) available as Elective

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