2020-2021 Catalog

Exercise and Sport Science

Mission Statement
The mission of the Exercise and Sport Science program is to provide students with evidence-based knowledge, theory, skills, abilities, and personal attributes essential to obtain successful careers in the various fields within exercise and sport science or for the pursuit of post-graduate education.

The Cumberland University Exercise and Sport Science program promotes active participation in sport and physical activity across the life span. The program prepares future professionals for careers in fitness/wellness, strength and conditioning, preventative healthcare, graduate programs in EXSS-Exercise Physiology, and pre-professional preparation for other allied healthcare professions such as Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant programs.

Successful completion of the Exercise and Sport Science program prepares students to be nationally certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) and/or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - Arts and Humanities - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7 hours

BIO 111General Biology I

3

AND Choose one of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in BIO 111.

Required Statistics Course - 3 hours

BUA 365Quantitative Methods I

3

or

PSY 205/MATH 205Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

Exercise and Sport Science Requirements - 61-68 hours

BIO 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 214Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 220/CHEM 220Medical Terminology

1

EXSS 114Conditioning

1

EXSS 116Weightlifting

1

EXSS 150Lifetime Fitness

1

EXSS 225Health Professions Practicum I

1

EXSS 227Safety and First Aid Education

2

EXSS 230Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3

EXSS 301Physiology of Exercise

3

EXSS 301LPhysiology of Exercise Lab

1

EXSS 312Nutrition

3

EXSS 327Strength & Conditioning Program Design

3

EXSS 365Advanced Techniques in Strength & Conditioning

3

EXSS 370/PSY 370Psycho-Socio Aspects of Movement

3

EXSS 421Senior Seminar

2

EXSS 425Kinesiology

3

EXSS 427Research Methods

3

EXSS 433Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

EXSS 436Exercise for Special Populations

3

EXSS 450Health Professions Practicum II

2

EXSS 499Internship

3-10

PE 200Foundations of Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Programs

3

PE 320Motor Learning and Development

2

SM 402Administration of Health, Physical Education & Athletic Programs

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in the courses in the Exercise and Sport Science requirements.

General Electives - 5-16 hours

GEC Credit Hours (40-44 hours)
Statistics Requirement (3 hours)
Exercise and Sport Science requirements (61-68 hours)
General Elective hours required (5-16 hours)

Minimum hours required for graduation (120 hours)

Required to select and take one national certification exam approved by one of the following organizations/associations:

Students are required to sit for one of the following approved national certification exams prior to graduation: ACSM – Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C)
ASEP - Advisor discretion (See advisor for discussion)
NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)