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Exercise Science

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Exercise Science

Exercise science is the study of the practices, behaviors, and physical processes that create health and well-being. The exercise science major at Linfield builds upon a foundation in core sciences with applied health and the study of human movement. You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as strength and conditioning, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, sports medicine, corporate wellness, health promotion, K-12 physical education, or pursuing graduate studies in medicine or allied health fields.

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As an exercise science major at Linfield

You might take:

Physiological Basis of Exercise, Training, and Conditioning

Understand the basic physiological adaptations of exercise to properly design sound aerobic and resistance training programs. (HHPA 360)

Applied Biomechanics

Learn the mechanical influences for muscle, bone, and joint health and apply these principles to human movement in health and performance. (HHPA 445)

Applied Exercise Physiology

Master clinical and environmental aspects of exercise science to examine healthy and disease populations. (HHPA 482)

Studying exercise science at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the human body and its response to nutritional needs, physical activity and exercise.

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  • Utilize evidence-based assessment procedures in the area of health and fitness settings that guide the prescription of exercise and wellness programs for improved health and performance.
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  • Analyze factors associated with behavior change and motivation to initiate and persist in health-related goals.

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  • Apply principles of safety, injury prevention, and emergency procedures.

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  • Evaluate information using evidence-based practices that require critical evaluation, synthesis, and application of research literature.
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Jeff McNamee
Jeff McNamee
Department Chair and Professor
HHPA Complex