The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Department of Health and Human Performance has established a new emphasis in Exercise Science. The Exercise Science emphasis is designed to prepare graduates for professional workplace research settings and acceptance into graduate schools for advanced studies in areas such as, but not limited to, athletic training, clinical exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, chiropractic health care, and kinesiology.
Exercise Science Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The goal of the Exercise Science emphasis is to strengthen our graduates’ fundamental knowledge of the exercise sciences and develop their research skills so that they can successfully pursue acceptance into graduate exercise science programs or related sciences, healthcare professional programs, and careers in health related industry.
HHP-Exercise Science - Student Learning Outcomes:
- HHP-ExS #1 - Demonstrate and expand their exercise science knowledge base.
- HHP-ExS #2 - Apply knowledge and skills of exercise science through practical experiences in health, wellness and community settings.
- HHP-ExS #3 - Demonstrate ethical use of research skills used in exercise science.
- HHP-ExS #4 - Collaborate with faculty/staff to make original intellectual or creative contribution to the exercise sciences.
- HHP-ExS #5 - Explore career paths both in and outside of the exercise science discipline.
From small rural Southern Wisconsin communities to the suburbs and cities nationwide individuals are having many difficulties understanding and adhering to fitness and wellness concepts. The Exercise Science emphasis provides a valuable pathway for those undergraduates seeking a career path to help change the face of health outcomes and health care by developing accomplished professionals ready to address the health and wellness needs of diverse global communities.
Exercise Science Curriculum Structure
The HHP Department “Core” is defined by 31 credits of degree plan courses ranging from introductory to discipline specific science courses work.
The Exercise Science emphasis is further defined by 44 credits of degree and 17 credits of Biology and Chemistry course work. New courses within the HHP department have been developed to support industry standards and graduate school entrance requirements.
The documents below depict a recommended semester by semester view of the curriculum requirements and a flowchart of course prerequisites.