Click here to see the Health & Exercise Science section of the
2012-2013 JCHS Catalog.
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2012-2013 Student Handbook.
The Health and Exercise Science (HES) baccalaureate degree program is a curriculum that allows students to explore the scientific foundations of human exercise as well as current issues relating to individual and community health.
In this program, students study the areas of human anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, psychology of physical activity, first aid and safety, nutrition, and other aspects of health, as well as a wide range of general education subjects.
The program combines field and laboratory experiences with classroom instruction, so students have "hands-on" practice in the areas of personal training, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, hospital wellness programs, and corporate fitness. These experiences help prepare the graduates to provide services in the use of exercise and fitness activities in the clinical, corporate, and commercial environments.
Students will also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to continue their education in health-related graduate programs inluding physician assistant, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, medical school, and other allied health professions. The bachelor's degree in health and exercise science offers students flexibility to choose elective coursework to fit their personal career goals.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist Certification Examination or the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Examination.