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Exercise and Sport Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science program brings together the varied interests of Temple students seeking positions in strength and conditioning, the health-fitness industry, and clinical applications. Additionally, the BS in Science in Exercise and Sport Science allows for flexibility in course selection to apply to allied health professional programs (PT, OT, PA, MD, AD or Exercise and Sport Science graduate programs.)

Graduates of the program are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for athletic, apparently healthy, and/or populations with pre-existing medical conditions. There are numerous competencies expected of the entry-level Exercise and Sport Science professional employed in university, corporate, commercial, community, and clinical settings. Accordingly, Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) for the Exercise and Sport Science program are as follows:

The goals of the BS in Exercise and Sport Science program are to prepare students to:
SLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge in human anatomy/physiology, exercise science, and nutrition for healthy, clinical, and/or athletic populations.
SLO 2: Describe how evidence-based knowledge in Exercise and Sport Science is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and disseminated; and apply evidence-based decision-making and critical thinking skills to improve the outcomes of the population served.
SLO 3: Conduct pre-participation health screenings and fitness assessments; interpret and analyze results; and develop, implement, and instruct individualized and advanced exercise training programs for apparently healthy, clinical and/or athletic populations.
SLO 4: Apply effective behavioral and motivational strategies to optimize participants' adoption and adherence to exercise programs and other healthy behaviors.
SLO 5: Utilize and demonstrate effective verbal, written and technological communication skills; and develop and integrate cultural competencies to enhance effective communication with other health professionals and varied populations served.
SLO 6: Qualify for national certification exams such as the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist and/or National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
SLO 7: Integrate and apply knowledge and skills in supervised health-fitness, clinical and/or sports performance settings.