Exercise Science


Overview & Academics

The Exercise Science Program at NCWC is only one of two programs in the state and one of only 55 in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). With the help of the Exercise Program, NCWC is recognized as an Exercise is Medicine (EIM) campus.

The Exercise Science Program is designed to prepare students to enter a multitude of health-related careers. Students in the Exercise Science Program will be trained to work with a variety of individuals in the population including healthy adults, older individuals, those with chronic diseases and others. Students will develop a sound science background and communication and writing skills necessary to apply their knowledge to practical hands-on situations. The program also prepares students who are interested in post-graduate study in Exercise Science, and serves as an option for students completing prerequisites for admission into a variety of professional programs.

The program in Exercise Science provides students with experiences which will prepare them to pursue certifications as an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C) offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Dr. Shannon Crowley
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
scrowley@ncwc.edu
252-985-5225

Dr. Daniel Henderson
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Ph.D., Indiana University
dhenderson@ncwc.edu
252-985-5211

Dr. Meir Magal, FACSM
Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Exercise Science Program Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
mmagal@ncwc.edu
252-985-5171

Career Options

  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Biomechanist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Corporate Fitness/Wellness Director
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Occupational Physiologist
  • Athletic/Fitness Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

An Exercise Science degree may be used as a stepping stone for graduate education in the pursuit of the following occupations:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Athletic Training

Major Requirements
BIO 231 and 232; CHM 111, 112; NTR 300; MAT 113; EXS 190, 214, 235, 305, 315, 318, 324, 325, 345, 351, 380, 430, 425, 450, 460, 480, 481 (66 semester hours).

Minor Requirements
No Minor Available

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness and Wellness 2
International Studies Requirement 3
MAT 113 College Algebra 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
EXS 190 Introduction to Exercise Science 2
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
EXS 214 Foundations in Wellness and PT 3
BIO 231 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
EXS 235 First Aid and CPR 2
Religious Studies Requirement 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

 


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 232 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NTR 300 Nutrition 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
ECO/JUS/GEO Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 13

Fall Semester Credits
EXS 315 Nutrition and Human Performance 3
EXS 318 Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3
EXS 324 Exercise Physiology 3
EXS 325 Techniques in Evaluating Fitness 3
EXS 345 Research and Statistics in EXS 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
EXS 351 Principles of Athletic Training 3
EXS 380 Junior Seminar in Exercise Science 1
EXS 430 Strength and Conditioning 3
EXS 425 Advanced Techniques in Eval. Fitness 3
EXS 305 Health Promotion and Behavior Change 3
ART/ENT/MUS Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
EXS 450 Clinical Exercise Physiology I 3
EXS 480 Practicum 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
EXS 460 Clinical Exercise Physiology II 3
EXS 481 Internship 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16