University of Vermont

2013-2014 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 diverse 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 2.50 or better by the end of their first year and maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA thereafter to remain in good standing in the program.

Curriculum

A possible curriculum in Exercise and Movement Science:

First Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
NFS 043 - Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
CHEM 023 or CHEM 031 - Outline of General Chemistry 4
RMS 157 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
NH 050 - Applications to Health 1
Electives 3 6
Biology (any 3-credit Biology course) 3
PSYC 001 - General Psychology 3
English 001-099 3
EXMS 150 - Intro to Exercise Science 1
Total 14 16
Sophomore Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
ANPS 019 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EXMS 244 - Nutrition for Health & Fitness 3
EXMS 242 - Exercise and Sport Psych 3
STATS 111/STAT 141 - Statistics 3
Diversity Course or Human/Behav Sci Elective 3
ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Elective 3
PHYS 013 - Conceptual Physics 3
Diversity Course or Human/Behav Sci Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 16 16
Junior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
EXMS 260 - Adapted Physical Activity 3
RMS 213 - Biomechanics of Human Movement 3
EXMS 240 - Motor Skill Learning and Control 3
Diversity Course or Human/Behav Sci Elective or
    RMS 250 - Exercise Physiology
3/4
Elective 3
RMS 220 - Research I 3
RMS 188 - Org & Ldrship in Athl Trng & Ex Sc 3
Elective or RMS 250 - Exercise Physiology 3/4
Diversity Course or Human/Behav Sci Elective 3
EXMS 254 - Neural Control of Movement 3
Total 15/16 15/16
Senior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
EXMS 263 - Fitness for Special Populations 3
EXMS 272 - Senior Internship*
   (taken in either semester)
(6) (6)
Electives (taken in the semester
   when not taking EXMS 272)
(6) (6)
EXMS 245 - Evaluation and Prescription 3
NH 120 - Health Care Ethics 3
EDPE 267 - Strength, Training & Conditioning
   or EXMS 264 - Health Fitness
3
EXMS 268 - Program Design 3
EXMS 262 - Human Perform & Ergogenic Aids 3
Total 15 15

*If EXMS 272 is taken in the Fall, then 3-6 credits of electives need to be taken in the Spring. If EXMS 272 is taken in the Spring, then 3-6 credits of electives need to be taken in the Fall.

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