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The Exercise Science Integrated Pathway centers around the underlying mechanisms of human movement exercise, wellness and physical activity.


Peter Blair
Professor of Biology; Co-Director, Center for Global Health and the Integrated Program in Health Sciences

Mike Deibel
Professor of Chemistry; Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Bill Kinsey
Head Athletic Trainer
Plan of Study


The following the three courses are required:

  • CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry
  • BIOL/CHEM 251 Nutrition
  • PSYC 116 Behavior, Health Care and Society     

 AND one of the following courses:

  • AWPE 341 Exercise Science   
  • AWPE TBA Kinesiology  

 AND one of the following courses:

  • AWPE 143 Strength Training  
  • AWPE 240 CPR First Aid and Emergency Management  
  • AWPE 329 Lifetime Wellness
  • PSYC 372 Psychology of Sport   

Co-Curricular Activity

The Co-curricular component will be facilitated by the Center for Global Health and Wellness Programs.

Currently established, experiential opportunities include:

  • Volunteering and service at Reid Health (current CGH partner)
  • Volunteering and service at Cutting Edge Physical Therapy (current CGH partner)
  • Volunteering and service at the Athletics and Wellness Center or other approved facility
  • Equivalent immersive experience as approved by the Exercise Science Integrated Program leadership team

A typical volunteering effort can expect 40 hours of service per semester.

Culminating Experience

Students will be required to publicly present, in the form of a poster or oral presentation, a synthesis of their interdisciplinary connections and experiential/practical reflections in the annual Celebration of Scholars event or the Annual Poster conferences.

Alternative and equivalent culminating experiences could be pre-approved through the Exercise Science IP leadership team.