Integrative Science Major with Exercise Science Emphasis

The Integrative Science major is designed for students with a broader interest in the areas of science. It allows students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, to tailor the Integrative Science curriculum toward their individual interests and learning goals. As an example, a student with an interest in exercise science and human performance could include a number of Exercise Science and Sport Studies courses, along with related courses from other departments, such as Biology and Nutrition (see sample curriculum below). As a result, the Integrative Science major can be designed to be a broad-based, multidisciplinary major that is comparable to exercise science majors offered at other liberal arts colleges. Additionally, the set of courses can be modified to address the needs of a student interested in specific areas of human health, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, or medicine.

For more information about the major, contact Professor Don Fischer , Department Chair

SAMPLE Curriculum
(52 credits)

LEVEL 1: Building a Scientific Foundation
BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology
BIOL 201 Intermediate Cell Biology and Genetics
NUTR 125 Concepts of Nutrition Science
MATH 124 Probability and Statistical Inference
LEVEL 2: First Integration Point
ESSS 273 Health and Fitness
LEVEL 3a: Building Depth and Breadth
BIOL 325 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 326 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ESSS 306 Kinesiology
ESSS 308 Exercise Physiology
Level 3b: Building Depth and Breadth: Additional Coursework
ESSS 310 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning
ESSS 390 Sport Ethics
LEVEL 4: Second Integration Point
NUTR 331 Exercise Nutrition and Supplements
LEVEL 5: Integrative Science Capstone
ESSS 316 Research Methods, ESSS 395 Research Seminar I, & ESSS 396 Research Seminar II
ESSS 397 Internship