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Exercise and Sport Science


http://exs.byuh.edu/

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

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

Faculty

Professors

  • Kaluhiokalani, Norman A. (1973) B.S. 1969, The Church College of Hawaii; M.S. 1970, Brigham Young University; Ed.D. 1975, Brigham Young University.
  • 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.
  • Reece,Joel (2013) B.S. 2006, Brigham Young University; M.S. 2009, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2013, Middle Tennesse State University
  • Wagner, A. Kenyon (1984-85, 1990) B.S. 1979, Brigham Young University; M.S. 1982, University of Utah.

Emeritus Faculty

  • Chun, Donna May L. (1976)
  • Navalta, S. Wilfred (1982)
  • Overstreet, E. LeRoy (1986)

Admission to All Programs

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

Programs and Degrees

  • B.S. Exercise and Sport Science - Health & Wellness/Exercise Science
  • B.S. EXS/Physical Education Certification
  • Coaching Minor

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).

Related Course Listings

BIOL | BUSM | CHEM | ECON | ENTR | EXS | HLTH | MATH | PHYS | PSYC


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 (31-33 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 (31-33 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 & Sports Science (4)
  • EXS 340 Motor Learning (3)
  • EXS 341 Biomechanics (3)
  • EXS 344 Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • EXS 365 Exercise Testing & Prescription (3)
  • EXS 399R Internship in Exercise & Sport Science (2)
  • EXS 493 Student Research in EXS I (2)
  • EXS 494 Student Research in EXS II (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 (62 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (33 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.

  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement & Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 350 Medical & Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Sports Marketing & Event Management (3)
  • EXS 409 Sport Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 Personal Training Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education (2)
  • EXS 458 International Sport & 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)
  • BUSM 180 Introduction of Commerce & Enterprise (3)
  • BUSM 242 Ethics & Legal Environment in Business (3)
  • BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSM 310 Leadership & Management (3)
  • BUSM 320 Business Communication (3)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (2)
  • ENTR 201R Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (1)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 275 Leadership (1)
  • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (1)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 383 Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics (1-3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

 

Business Management Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Business Management Emphasis Courses (29 hours)

Business Management Core (12 hours minimum)

  • BUSM 180 Introduction of Commerce & Enterprise (3)
  • ENTR 383 Small Business Management (3)

Choose 2:

  • ECON 200 Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics (3)
  • BUSM 242 Ethics & Legal Environment in Business (3)
  • BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSM 310 Leadership Management (3)
  • BUSM 320 Business Communication (3)

Business Management Electives (17 hours minimum)

Includes any of the above, not previously used, or any below (at least 15 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.

  • 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)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)
  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement & Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 350 Medical & Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Sports Marketing & Event Management (3)
  • EXS 409 Sport Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 Personal Training Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education (2)
  • EXS 458 International Sport & 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)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (2)
  • ENTR 201R Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (1)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 275 Leadership (1)
  • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (1)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics (1-3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

 

Health Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Health Emphasis Courses (29 hours)

Health Core (12 hours minimum)

  • 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)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education (2)

Health 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.

  • 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)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)
  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 339 Measurement & Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 350 Medical & Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Sports Marketing & Event Management (3)
  • EXS 409 Sport Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 Personal Training Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 458 International Sport & Law (3)
  • BUSM 180 Introduction of Commerce & Enterprise (3)
  • BUSM 242 Ethics & Legal Environment in Business (3)
  • BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSM 310 Leadership & Management (3)
  • BUSM 320 Business Communication (3)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (2)
  • ENTR 201R Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (1)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 275 Leadership (1)
  • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (1)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 383 Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics (1-3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

 

Sport Performance Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Sport Performance Emphasis Courses (29 hours)

Sport Performance Core (12 hours minimum)

  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement & Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 409 Sport Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 Personal Training Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification (2)

Sports Performance 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.

  • 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)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)
  • EXS 350 Medical Wellness & Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Sports Marketing & Event Management (3)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education (2)
  • EXS 458 International Sport & Law (3)
  • HLTH 135 Health in Marriage & Pregnancy (2)
  • HLTH 221 Substance Use & Abuse (3)
  • HLTH 230 Health Issues & Problems (2)
  • HLTH 369 Community Health (3)
  • HLTH 441 Health in Secondary Schools (3)
  • BUSM 180 Introduction of Commerce & Enterprise (3)
  • BUSM 242 Ethics & Legal Environment in Business (3)
  • BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSM 310 Leadership & Management (3)
  • BUSM 320 Business Communication (3)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (2)
  • ENTR 201R Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (1)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 275 Leadership (1)
  • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (1)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 383 Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics (1-3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

 

Sports & Fitness Management Track (60-61 hours)

Exercise and Sports Science Core (31-32 hours)

See Exercise and Sports Science Core Requirements above.

Sports & Fitness Management Emphasis Courses (29 hours)

Sports & Fitness Management Core (12 credits minimum)

  • EXS 350 Medical & Wellness Tourism (3)
  • EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management (3)
  • EXS 370 Sports Marketing & Event Management (3)
  • EXS 414 International Sports Management (3)
  • EXS 458 International Sport & Law (3)

Sports & Fitness Management 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.

  • 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)
  • PHYS 121/L General Physics I (4)
  • PHYS 122/L General Physics II (4)
  • EXS 230-247 Sports Fundamentals (1-4)
  • EXS 270 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • EXS 339 Measurement & Evaluation (3)
  • EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
  • EXS 349 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • EXS 409 Sport Psychology (3)
  • EXS 410 Personal Training Certification (2)
  • EXS 411 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification (2)
  • EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health (3)
  • EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education (2)
  • HLTH 135 Health in Marriage & Pregnancy (2)
  • HLTH 221 Substance Use & Abuse (3)
  • HLTH 230 Health Issues & Problems (2)
  • HLTH 369 Community Health (3)
  • HLTH 441 Health in Secondary Schools (3)
  • BUSM 180 Introduction of Commerce & Enterprise (3)
  • BUSM 242 Ethics & Legal Environment in Business (3)
  • BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management (3)
  • BUSM 310 Leadership & Management (3)
  • BUSM 320 Business Communication (3)
  • ENTR 180 The Cycle of Cash (2)
  • ENTR 201R Entrepreneurship Leadership Program (1)
  • ENTR 283 Small Business Creation (3)
  • ENTR 275 Leadership (1)
  • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (1)
  • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • ENTR 383 Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 390R Special Topics (1-3)
  • ENTR 483 Entrepreneurial Management (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 Introduction to Motor Learning (3)
  • EXS 365 Athletic Conditioning (3)
  • EXS 369R Coaching Fundamentals (2)
  • EXS 369R Coaching Fundamentals (2)
  • EXS 406 Sports Officiating (2)