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Exercise and Sport Science


Faculty


Chair

  • David T. Porter, Chair, (porterd@byuh.edu)
    Gym 188D, (808) 675-3755, Fax (808) 675-3754

Professors

  • Kokkonen, Joke J. (1986-88, 1989) B.S. 1977, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1979, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 1985, Brigham Young University.
  • Porter, David T. (1982) B.S. 1975, Brigham Young University; M.S. 1977, Brigham Young University; Ed.D. 1993, University of Hawaii.

Assistant Professor

  • Akana, C. Dawn Kurihara (1994) B.S. 1982, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 1985, Brigham Young University.
  • Nakachi, Evan (2016) B.S. 1985, Brigham Young University; M.S. 2008, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ph.D. 2014, Brigham Young University Provo.
  • Reece, Joel (2013) B.S. 2006, Brigham Young University; M.S. 2009, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2013, Middle Tennessee State University

Emeritus Faculty

  • Chun, Donna May L. (1976)
  • Kaluhiokalani, Norman (1973)
  • Navalta, S. Wilfred (1982)
  • Overstreet, E. LeRoy (1986)
  • Wagner, A. Kenyon (1984-85, 1990)

Advisor

  • Hi'i Campbell, Academic Advisor (ph002@byuh.edu)
    MCK 173B, (808) 675-3597, Fax (808) 675-3467

Program Outcomes


Upon completing the Exercise and Sport Science program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate skills and values necessary to implement professional knowledge in a variety of career settings.
  2. Demonstrate competency in a minimum of four motor skills.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of evaluation and prescription of exercise programs in selected age and/or health categories.
  4. Complete an approved project demonstrating research, teaching, and/or administering in a selected area of interest.
  5. Be admitted to graduate and professional programs and prepared for exams, applications, and the interview process.
  6. Demonstrate group motor skill teaching (Physical Education emphasis).
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Admission to All Programs

All undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science are open enrollment.
 

Major and Minor Requirements

The department's overall objective is to develop men and women of sound mind, body, and spirit who will have an influence upon society in developing healthy lifestyles of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness and being. In order to succeed in our mission, the Department of Exercise and Sport Science is committed to the following three major goals:
  1. Instill in each university student habits and attitudes that will promote a healthy lifestyle and positive self-image.
  2. Prepare Exercise and Sport Science majors who will:
    • Have a working knowledge of the vital importance of fitness and wellness and its impact upon society.
    • Be able to teach motor skills and their application within our culturally diverse environment.
    • Develop skills and values necessary for success professionally and personally.
    • Have an understanding of how the Principles and Philosophy of Exercise and Sport Science coincide and complement the Doctrine of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  3. Assist faculty and staff on campus in developing and incorporating a lifestyle of personal health and wellness.

The requirements for exercise and sport science majors are as follows:

  1. Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA for department core courses.
  2. A major unable to achieve a grade of C- or better for 200-level or higher courses will be required to retake the class.
  3. A prerequisite must be passed with a grade of C- or better prior to enrolling in the course requiring the specified designated prerequisite or pass a competency exam or the prerequisite material.
  4. All majors, except students in teacher certification, must complete the Seminar by enrolling in and satisfying all requirements for EXS 493 and EXS 494.
  5. All majors, with the exception of those completing their student teaching, must enroll in EXS 399R Internship in Exercise and Sport Science.
  6. All majors must be certified in first aid and adult/infant CPR or have successfully completed Health 220 First Aid, EXS 265 Water Safety Instruction, or EXS 164 Life Saving.
  7. A major is not required to take the EXS 100-series activity course for General Education.
  8. ENGL 101 is a prerequisite for all 300-level or higher Exercise and Sport Science courses.
  9. All majors in either their junior or senior year must take EXS 177. Majors will assist the instructor in the course (Prerequisite: EXS 344).

B.S. Exercise and Sport Science (31-32 hours)
Students are required to take the courses in the core program that provide a fundamental basis for all Exercise and Sport Science majors. The core must be completed with a minimum 2.5 GPA and no grade lower than a C-.

Exercise and Sport Science Core Requirements (31-32 hours)

  • EXS 260/L (3) or BIOL 260/L Elementary Human Anatomy (4) *
  • EXS 261 (3) or BIOL 261/L Elementary Human Physiology (4) *
  • EXS 330 Principles of Exercise and Sports Science (3)
  • EXS 340 Motor Learning (3)
  • EXS 341 Biomechanics (3)
  • EXS 344 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • EXS 365 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
  • EXS 399R Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (2)
  • EXS 493 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Science (2)
  • EXS 494 Student Research in Exercise and Sport Science (2)
  • MATH 221 Statistics (3)
*Note: If students choose to take the Biomedical Science Track, BIOL 260/L and BIOL 261/L are required and cannot be substituted by taking EXS 260/L and EXS 261. For all other tracks, students can choose to take either EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and either EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L.
 
The Exercise and Sports Science Major offers these tracks:
 

Biomedical Science Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Biomedical Science Requirements (29 hours)

Biomedical Science Core (12 hours minimum)

  • BIOL 112 General Biology (3)
  • BIOL 265/L Molecular & Cellular Biology (4)
  • CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM 251/L Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 252/L Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)

Biomedical Science Electives (17 hours minimum)

Includes any of the above, not previously used, or any below (at least 3 credits must come from either EXS, HLTH, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS). No more than 4 credits of Sports Fundamentals (EXS 230-247) are allowed to count in elective pool. A minimum of 3 credits must be upper-division (300-400 level).

  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 350 Medical and Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Event Management in Sport and Fitness (3)
  • EXS 409 Sports Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 The Personal Trainer Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 441 Adaptive Physical Education (2)
  • EXS 458 International Sport and Law (3)
  • HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Pregnancy (2)
  • HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
  • HLTH 230 Health Issues and Problems (2)
  • HLTH 369 Community Health (3)
  • HLTH 441 Health in Secondary Schools (2)

 

Health and Human Performance Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Health and Human Performance Track Courses (29 hours)

Health and Human Performance Core (15 hours minimum)

  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 409 Sports Psychology (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Pregnancy (2)
  • HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
  • HLTH 230 Health Issues and Problems (2)
  • HLTH 369 Community Health (3)

Health and Human Performance Electives (14 hours minimum)

No more than 4 credits of Sports Fundamentals (EXS 230-247) are allowed to count in elective pool. A minimum of 3 credits must be upper-division (300-400 level).

  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 350 Medical and Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Event Management in Sport and Fitness (3)
  • EXS 410 The Personal Traininer Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 441 Adaptive Physical Education (2)
  • EXS 458 International Sport and Law (3)
  • BIOL 113 Biology II (3)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)

 

Sports and Wellness Management Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Sports and Wellness Management Track Courses (29 hours)

Sports and Wellness Management Core (12 credits minimum)

  • EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 350 Medical and Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Event Management in Sport and Fitness (3)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 458 International Sport and Law (3)

Sports and Wellness Management Electives (17 hours minimum)

No more than 4 credits of Sports Fundamentals (EXS 230-247) are allowed to count in elective pool. A minimum of 3 credits must be upper-division (300-400 level).

  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 409 Sports Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 The Personal Traininer Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 441 Adaptive Physical Education (2)
  • HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Pregnancy (2)
  • HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
  • HLTH 230 Health Issues and Problems (2)
  • HLTH 369 Community Health (3)
  • BIOL 113 Biology II (3)
  • CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II (4)
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)

B.S. Exercise and Sports Science Education (76 hours)
See Secondary Education » Learn more.

Coaching Minor (18 hours)
  • EXS 230-247 (select 3) (3)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 340 Motor Learning (3)
  • EXS 365 Exercise Testing and Prescription(3)
  • EXS 369R Coaching Fundamentals in Selected Sports (2)
  • EXS 369R Coaching Fundamentals in Selected Sports (2)
  • EXS 406 Sports Officiating (2)

Health & Human Performance Minor (14-16 hours)
  • EXS 177 Lifestyle Management (1)

Electives - Choose at lease 5 courses (13-15 hours)

  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 409 Sports Psychology (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Pregnancy (2)
  • HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse (3)
  • HLTH 230 Health Issues and Problems (2)
  • HLTH 369 Community Health (3)