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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science Emphasis, B.S.

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Health and Human Performance

Ferrum College Health and Human Performance Program is a health, fitness, physical performance, and nutrition based curriculum grounded in current research and science.  Our mission is to craft ethical practitioners committed to helping varied populations to optimize their health and performance.  The holistic approached program is responsible for preparing students by developing and applying knowledge specific to each area of concentration resulting in empowered students that personally value and invest in lifelong physical activity.  This is achieved partly by strong collaborations with professional organizations and opportunities for National Certifications as Personal Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Health Education Specialists, and Group Fitness instructors.  Students are able to design an experiential course of study that is impactful for the Ferrum community, Ferrum College students, staff, and faculty, and the Ferrum College student athletes.  2 concentrations are available: Health & Fitness Management and Exercise Science.

Exercise Science Emphasis

This emphasis is designed to serves as a pre-professional course of study for athletic training, biomechanics, nutrition, physical therapy, or exercise physiology. This option would be for individuals interested in specializing in the spectrum of physical activity- from injury care to maintenance of health in a variety of clinically based environments. Students have the opportunity to obtain national certifications in group fitness instruction, personal training, and strength and conditioning in order to enhance employability.

Total Credit Hours Required in Major: 57

Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121

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