University of Minnesota Crookston



University of Minnesota Crookston
Owen Hall, Suite A
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN 56716
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Program Exercise Science and Wellness B.S.

Math, Science and Technology

Program Type: Baccalaureate
Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
Required credits within the major: 55
This program requires summer terms.
Degree: Bachelor of Science

The BS in exercise science and wellness combines the study of exercise physiology within the holistic context of health and wellness. The program integrates a hands-on, experiential learning laboratory working with various demographic populations (e.g., athletes, new moms, senior citizens). Through a dynamic collaboration between the University and the local hospital rehabilitation services, students are exposed to scenarios to apply theory to patient rehabilitation. Students learn techniques in coaching, counseling and effective motivational techniques during both internal and external internship experiences. The curriculum provides the knowledge to develop tailored exercise prescriptions to patients after an illness or injury that will promote improved health and wellness for the future. After completion of the program, the graduate will be well-positioned for a career in the physical fitness industry, hospitals or schools.

As the United States population ages, the need for healthy living and better fitness will demand more individuals to facilitate quality of life decisions and overall wellness. The exercise science and wellness major uniquely positions graduates to enter this new reality with the knowledge and experience to merge exercise with health and wellness.