Movement Science (BS)
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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
The Movement Science Major in the Department of Health and Physical Education, Gerontological Studies and Services at York College is dedicated to providing a rigorous and informative environment that promotes education and practical applications of exercise science, in order to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
Major Program Goals
- Students will be able to discuss principles of physical fitness and the importance of lifelong physical activity.
- Students will be able to utilize principles and procedures for developing and implementing individualized fitness and wellness programs.
- Students will be able to apply effective coaching techniques.
- Students will be able to demonstrate resource management skills.
- Students will be able to initiate critical thinking skills as consumers of health and fitness products.
- Students will be able to employ competencies required to succeed in pursuing an advanced degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training.
Description of the Profession
Graduates of the Movement Science program are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for individuals who appear healthy and those with controlled disease. They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. A Movement Science graduate demonstrates competence as a leader in health and fitness programs in university, corporate, commercial, and community settings, where clients participate in health promotion and fitness-related activities.
Movement Science BS
|Select 6 credits from any 100-200*- level course and/or from Physical Education, 311, 312, 313|
Required Major Discipline Courses
|PE150||Fitness for Living||2|
|PE215||Basics of Motor Development and Motor Learning||3|
|PE350||Principles and Foundations of Physical Education||2|
|PE358||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PE363||Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education||3|
|PE365||Research and Writing in Health and Physical Education||3|
Concentration AreasChoose one of the following Consentration Areas
Community Coaching/Personal Training
|Choose 14 Credits from the following PE courses|
|PE322||Recreation, Organization, and Leadership||3|
|PE353||Physical Activity for Special Populations||2|
|PE361||Sport Psychology and Coaching||3|
|PE487||Adult Fitness Programs||3|
|Three Credits of the following:|
|PE471||Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation||1|
|PE472||Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation||1|
|PE473||Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation||2|
|PE474||Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation||2|
|Proof of a current First Aid/CPR certification|
|6 credits in one of the following categories 200 level or above:Natural science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) Behavioral Sciences (Psychology or Political Science) Social Science (Sociology, Anthropology) Business and Economics Health Education|
|PEAT310||Introduction to Athletic Training and Sports Medicine||3|
|PEAT318||Field Work: Introduction to Athletic Training and Sports Medicine||1|
|PEAT320||Therapeutic Exercise and Evaluation||3|
|PEAT328||Field Work: Therapeutic Exercise and Evaluation||2|
|PEAT330||Scientific Basis in Athletic Training||3|
|PEAT338||Field Work: Scientific Basis in Athletic Training||2|
|PEAT340||Modalities and Management Strategies in Athletic Training||3|
|PEAT348||Field Work: Modalities and Management Strategies in Athletic Training||3|
|Proof of a valid First Aid/CPR certification.|
*200-level Independent Study courses do not fulfill the skills courses requirements