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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Exercise and Health, BS


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About the Program

The Applied Exercise & Health major is a comprehensive and structured curriculum that supplies students with the knowledge and practical experience to become leading professionals in the field of health and fitness. It is a cooperative educational program housed in the Department of Health & Kinesiology with support from the Division of Recreational Sports and surrounding community organizations dedicated to promoting health and physical activity in all populations including children, adults, and seniors. The goals of the program are to prepare students as entry-level exercise specialists and to prepare students to sit for and pass either the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist Exam or the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam®. Some Applied Exercise & Health students choose to pursue graduate or professional school (physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), etc.).

Note: Applied Exercise & Health is a selective program. Students begin in Pre-Applied Exercise & Health in the fall semester and apply to the program during the spring semester. Admittance to the Applied Exercise & Health Program is required to continue in the Applied Exercise & Health major. For additional information see: www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/undergraduate/.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Applied Exercise and Health  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

HK-BS
APEX
120 Credits

Note: Applied Exercise & Health is a selective program. Students begin in Pre-Applied Exercise & Health in the fall semester and apply to the program during the spring semester. Admittance to the Applied Exercise & Health Program is required to continue in the Applied Exercise & Health major. For additional information see: www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/undergraduate/majors/

Required Courses in Other Departments (15 credits)


Electives (29-33 credits)


Note


At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 30000 level or higher. APEX includes 39 credits (if taken at Purdue).

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Students completing this major will be eligible to take the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Exam or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam.

Other Languages - 6 credits from one language
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Program Requirements


Admittance to Applied Exercise & Health Program Required to Continue


Applied Exercise & Health


Program Requirements


15 Credits

15 Credits

Personal Trainer certification required before HK 31600


14-15 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year


  • Science, Technology, & Society* or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HK 49200 - Professional Work Experience IV (250 hour Internship)
13 Credits

Note: Students may also do internship during the summer and graduate in August.

Note


* Satisfies a University Foundational Learning Outcome

Students must earn a “C-” or higher in all required HK courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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