Buena Vista University

Exercise Science - Human Performance

Before a big game, some athletes think it's best to carbo-load by eating large pasta dinners. A runner can tear a ligament in her knee and not be aware of the full extent of the damage until years later. Video games like Brain Boost are advertised as improving memory and hand-eye coordination. These seemingly unrelated examples address the human mind and body, its abilities, and its limits – topics explainable through the science of human performance.

The human performance program is designed to lay groundwork for continued graduate study on topics of health, wellness, and how to unlock the full potential of the human body.

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Courses of study

Major in Exercise Science: human performance: 48 credit hours

BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Physiology
EXSC 140 Functional Human Anatomy
EXSC 170 Fundamentals of Athletic Training
EXSC 180 Lifetime Health Management
EXSC 192 Introduction to Exercise Science
EXSC 200 History, Philosophy and Ethics of Sport
EXSC 251 First Aid and Injury Prevention
EXSC 310 Nutrition
EXSC 321 Adapted Physical Education
EXSC 345 Facility and Event Management
EXSC 350 Biomechanics of Human Motion
EXSC 351 Motor Learning
EXSC 352 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 360 Physiological Principles of Conditioning
EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport
EXSC 495 Internship
PSYC 100 General Psychology

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Buena Vista University
610 W. 4th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
800.383.9600

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