Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this major, exercise and sport physiology students will possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to: 

1.     Demonstrate knowledge of general overall physiological principles associated with metabolic processes; musculoskeletal system; cardiovascular system; aerobic and anaerobic program design. 

2.     Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology and risk factors associated with exercise and disease. 

3.     Demonstrate the ability to administer and interpret health appraisals, fitness and clinical exercise testing. 

4.     Demonstrate the ability to administer and interpret electrocardiography and other diagnostic techniques associated with physiological processes. 

5.     Describe and understand issues involved with patient management and medications. 

6.     Design and monitor exercise prescriptions and fitness programming. 

7.     Assess and evaluate nutritional intake and demonstrate the ability to design weight management programs. 

8.     Demonstrate knowledge of safety, injury prevention, and emergency procedures associated with laboratory activities and general exercise. 

9.     Demonstrate knowledge of cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, metabolic processes and associated pathophysiology and risk factors for disease. 

10. Demonstrate knowledge of orthopedic/musculoskeletal issues including pathophysiology and risk factors for injury. 

11. Demonstrate proficiency in performing laboratory techniques and subsequent analysis of data commonly used in a Human Performance Laboratory. 

12. Demonstrate knowledge of and show ability to carry out the research process in a collaborative environment.