Exercise Physiology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the physiological processes involved in physical or motor activity, including sensorimotor interactions, response mechanisms, and the effects of injury, disease, and disability. Includes instruction in muscular and skeletal anatomy; molecular and cellular basis of muscle contraction; fuel utilization; neurophysiology of motor mechanics; systemic physiological responses (respiration, blood flow, endocrine secretions, and others); fatigue and exhaustion; muscle and body training; physiology of specific exercises and activities; physiology of injury; and the effects of disabilities and disease. Is Exercise Physiology the right major for you?
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Exercise Physiology Major

What Courses Do Exercise Physiology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Exercise Physiology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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