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Bachelor of Arts inExercise Science with an Emphasis in Athletic Training

The Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training focuses on kinesiology concepts in rehabilitation sciences, human movement, exercise and management. This exercise science degree focuses on preparing students for graduate programs, including Athletic Training.

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Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Athletic Training Curriculum Overview

Required: 50 Credits
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
KHS - 125 Introduction to Kinesiology 1
KHS - 220 Research Methods 4
KHS - 311 Functional Anatomy 4
KHS - 316 Psych of Sport Injury & Rehab 4
KHS - 436 Motor Dev,Contrl & Motor Learn 4
KHS - 472 Athltc Train,Injry Prevt&Safe 4
KHS - 474 Exercise Physiology 4
KHS - 475 Applied Exercise Prescription 4
KHS - 482 Advanced Athletic Training 4
KHS - 490 Senior Professional Seminar 1
KHS - 498 Kinesiology Internship 12

This course provides an introduction to the sub-disciplines of the field of Kinesiology. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an understanding of the various sub-disciplines of Kinesiology and the current issues present in these sub-disciplines, and be award of available employment and graduate school opportunities.

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This course is designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basic elements of research in kinesiology and allied health. Students will learn about the research process, types of measurement and research, and proper writing style. Emphasis will also be placed on locating and evaluating credible evidence from various sources. Concepts from this course will assist students in applying research methods to topics within their own fields of interest.

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This course employs a regional approach to human anatomy and emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in producing movement. Elements of the nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems are also considered. Kinematic features of common athletic movements are explored.

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Psychological factors related to sport injury and rehabilitation are examined. Special attention is given to the antecedents to injury, the stress-injury relationship, emotional responses to injury and rehabilitation, and the role psychological skills such as mental imagery, relaxation, goal setting, positive self-talk, and social support has on injury risk and recovery. Ethical issues for professionals and psychological considerations for malingering individuals are also examined.

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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.

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The practical study of procedures for the care and prevention of injuries sustained during physical activity, including First Aid and Safety principles as dictated by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Designed as a course for students pursuing careers in athletic training, teaching, coaching, physical therapy, or other related fields. Instruction will include lectures, informational presentations, and hands on experience. (Suggested prerequisite: KHS474)

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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. (Preferred prerequisite: KHS110)

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This course integrates important principles and theories in exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology, and measurement, and then applies them to physical fitness testing and individualized exercise program design for team and individual athletes. Students will learn how to select physical fitness tests, conduct physiological assessments, and design individualized exercise programs and prescriptions. (Prerequisite: KHS 474 Exercise Physiology)

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This course is geared for the athletic training student pursing NATA certification or students further interest in knowledge of injury prevention and management. Advanced knowledge and techniques of athletic assessment, treatment/rehabilitation, administration of an athletic training programs and sports medicine experience outside of the classroom will be stressed. (Preferred prerequisite: KHS472)

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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)

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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)

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Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Matthew Buns Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Dr. Buns' teaching areas include physical education methods and motor development, learning, and control.

Katie Fischer Instructor of Kinesiology

Within her courses, Fischer works with students to analyze the determinants of health and disease, and to evaluate the importance of research within the health field.

Dr. Lana Huberty Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Dr. Huberty’s expertise in health and wellness include 25 years of group and individualized fitness training for which she holds numerous professional certifications.

Dr. Eric LaMott Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Professor of Kinesiology

Career Potential

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • College Coach
  • Community Wellness Director
  • High School Coach
  • Middle School Coach
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician's Assistant

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