Exercise Science A/B

Exercise Science focuses on providing a solid foundation in exercise science to students interested in careers such as athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, nutrition, and recreational therapy. Students begin with an introduction to the historical development of exercise physiology. They then explore the concepts of biomechanics and kinesiology, as well as the anatomy and physiology of various body systems. Students identify common diseases and disorders of each system and discuss the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these diseases and disorders. In addition, the course covers the basics of nutrition, physical activity, and wellness.

The lesson activities, unit activities, course assignment, and course project help students develop and apply critical thinking skills. The videos included in the lessons keep students engaged. The practice test at the end of the course helps students reinforce their understanding of key concepts.