Exercise Science Major, Clinical Exercise & Wellness Concentration — B.S.
The clinical exercise and wellness concentration provides students with a theoretical understanding of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, physiological, and psychological responses and adaptations to exercise. Through concentration specific courses, electives, fieldworks, and internships, an exercise science degree with a clinical exercise and wellness concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills to assess physical function and prescribe exercise for healthy and diseased individuals. This concentration enables graduates to gain employment as exercise specialists for youth, adult, geriatric, and diseased populations, including diabetes and cancer management; exercise technicians; cardiac rehabilitation specialists in hospitals and clinics; personal trainers; corporate wellness specialists; and community fitness and education leaders. Graduates also work as business owners, communication specialists, and successfully enter graduate and professional schools.
Special Academic Status Policy for Clinical Exercise and Wellness Concentration
Students in this concentration are required to:
- maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50;
- maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all basic and applied sciences and all specific requirements; and
- complete each of the required courses and restricted elective courses in the exercise and sport sciences department with a grade of at least C-. Failure to complete each of these courses with at least a C- mandates repeating the course. The Ithaca College policy on repeating courses stated in this catalog must be followed.
|Basic and Applied Sciences||34|
|ESS Clinical Exercise and Wellness concentration||34-40|
|Integrative Core Curriculum 1||25-29|
Please refer to "ICC" tab on our school's main page to see requirements.
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Statistics for Business, Economics and Management|
|Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences|
|Statistics in Psychology|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Introduction to Physics I|
|Physics of Human Movement|
|BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES|
|EXSS 12000||Anatomy and Physiology I 1||4|
|EXSS 12100||Anatomy and Physiology II 1||4|
|EXSS 24600||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||3|
|EXSS 30600||Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement||3|
|EXSS 32000||Neuromuscular Control||3|
|EXSS 32100||Exercise Physiology 1||4|
|EXSS 42100||Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology||3|
|EXSS 42200||Exercise and Rehabilitation Psychology||3|
|HLTH 20200||Human Nutrition||3|
|ESS CLINICAL EXERCISE AND WELLNESS CONCENTRATION|
|EXSS 17300||Fieldwork in Exercise Science I||1|
|EXSS 26200||Personal Training||4|
|EXSS 26400||Strength and Conditioning Foundations||4|
|EXSS 27200||Practicum in Clinical Exercise and Wellness I||1|
|EXSS 37300||Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science II||1|
|EXSS 37500||Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences||3|
|EXSS 38200||Practicum in Clinical Exercise and Wellness II||1|
|EXSS 40600||Health and Wellness Coaching||3|
|EXSS 44700||Pathophysiology, Limited Capacity and Exercise||3|
|EXSS 46400||Cardiopulmonary Assessment for Exercise||3|
|EXSS 46600||Administration, Mentoring, and Professional Preparation||3|
|EXSS 46700||Practicum in Clinical Exercise and Wellness III||1|
|EXSS 47400||Internship: Rehabilitative Clinical Exercise Science 2||6-12|
Satisfies Complementary Liberal Arts requirement.
Counts as ICC Capstone.