Online Exercise Science Degree
Classes meet entirely online.
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Exercise Science program consists of 41 credit hours and is offered fully online. The B.A. in Exercise Science is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.
The online exercise science degree focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. The Exercise Science degree prepares students for positions in coaching, fitness and wellness centers, health and wellness education, personal training and rehabilitation sciences.
The online exercise science degree also prepares students for postbaccalaureate study in areas such as aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractics, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, sport psychology and more.
KHS400 Health Psychology is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner’s thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data, and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in bringing about this synergistic process. (Prerequisites: ED336, KHS 115)
The physiological basis for human performance and the effects of physical activity on the body’s functions are examined in theory and application. Representative experiences include lecture, discussion, group exercises, class teaching, and written projects. (Prerequisite: KHS110)
This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in epidemiological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of epidemiological activity and classical epidemiological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, epidemiologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to stimulate a desire for further education in epidemiological course work. (Prerequisite: KHS110)
Motor Dev,Contrl & Motor Learn
This course examines the growth and development patterns of the child from infant, adolescence, adulthood, and through late adulthood. The purpose of the course is to enhance student insight into the fundamental role that the motor system plays in the human condition. There are four broad topic areas: 1) nature and mechanisms of the expression and control of motor behavior; 2) concepts, principles and measurement of motor learning; 3) factors that influence skill and proficiency in motor performance; and 4) practical approaches to studying and learning motor skills. Content will follow motor control through motor development across the life span with special emphasis on early childhood development and late adulthood. (Prerequisite: KHS110)
This course examines the physics of human movement. Content areas include the structural mechanics of bone construction, muscle contraction, ligament, and tendon plasticity and elasticity. Sport implement mechanics and the mechanics of environmental conditions (e.g. friction, air, and water resistance) are also explored. Sport performance issues will also be analyzed for mechanical efficiency.
The study of the interaction of humans with food. Nutritional concepts; current consumer issues in nutrition; nutritional needs through the life cycle; international nutritional concerns and issues are studied. (Prerequisite: KHS110)
This course will include a comprehensive analysis of issues related to sports business. Topics will include finance, accounting and budgeting as it relates to the world of sports business.
Senior Professional Seminar
This capstone course prepares students to chart different paths following graduation with a degree in Kinesiology or physical education: (a) entering the work force in the field of Kinesiology at a bachelor’s degree level, (b) enter the work force in the field of teacher education at a bachelor’s degree level, or (c) enter a graduate school. In this course student will develop a resume, request letters of recommendation, complete a professional portfolio, and identify job-searching strategies. (Prerequisite: senior status)
This internship places students directly in a setting where students learn to apply entry-level competencies. The student and advisor collaborate with the on-site supervisor in selecting an appropriate internship site that meets the need of the student, the needs of the internship site and the program needs. (Prerequisites: senior status and advisor approval)
1. Apply Online
2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?
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Spring 2014 Term
Start Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Class Day: Tuesday
Chat Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
Summer 2014 Term
Start Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Class Day: Tuesday
Chat Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree