• Critically interpret current literature in exercise physiology.
• Explain the acute and chronic effects of resistance and aerobic exercise on metabolism and the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neuromuscular systems.
• Demonstrate competency of the pathophysiology of various chronic diseases and explain the preventative and therapeutic effects of exercise.
• Design, manage, implement assessment and exercise prescriptions for athletic, healthy, and special populations through evidence-based practice.
• Create interventions to modify health behaviors utilizing theoretical frameworks.
• Explain biochemical components of exercise to help better assist exercise prescription and nutritional strategies for both athletes and recreationally active adults.
• Synthesize and disseminate scientific findings from thesis and practicum experiences.
• Apply theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom to practical experiences in clinical and/or applied settings.