Exercise Science

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Health, Wellness, & Exercise Science

A professor in a health, wellness, and exercise science class

Department Overview

In keeping with Benedictine College mission, the Department of Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science is dedicated to and focused on the development of the whole student: physical, mental, and intellectual. Programs within the department are interdisciplinary by nature and combine the fields of education and social sciences. The department is dedicated to providing a high quality education and career preparation with the idea of excellent teaching being the central to our mission. Our students teach in a variety of settings, including schools, sports arenas, fitness centers, community/public health organizations, physical therapy clinics, and outdoor recreation endeavors.

Degree Objectives

  • The professional preparation of skilled teachers of physical education and health, as well as qualified persons in the allied areas of strength and conditioning, coaching, athletic health care, general health care, and sport management.
  • Preparation for the student to pursue graduate studies.
  • The opportunity for the student to experience both the learning of theory and the discovery of application through practical extracurricular experiences.
  • The opportunity for certification in first aid, CPR, and strength and conditioning.
  • Wholesome health and fitness attitudes and knowledge for all students so that they may have the opportunity to discover and to choose healthy life styles.

Contact

Mary Flynn
Assistant Professor & Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7603

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  • Jarod Crowley
    Athletic Trainer/Instructor
  • Mary Flynn
    Assistant Professor & Department Chair
  • Angela Humburg
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Kylei Mason
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Sharon Mathis
    Professor Emerita
  • Dennis Murphy
    Instructor
  • David Slack, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & Director of Athletic Health Care
  • Jon Stammers, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshmen Year

GNST-1000BC Experience1
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
EXSC-1150Foundations Human Movement2
BIOL-1107Principles of Biology4
ENGL-1010English Composition3
Foreign Language4
Electives1
Total16
EXSC-2209Personal & Community Health2
EXSCFitness course1
EXSC-2210First Aid2
Historical Foundation3
Foreign Language4
Aesthetic Foundation3
EXSCSwimming Course1
Total16

Sophomre Year

EXSC-2263Care and Prevention of Ath. Inj.3
BIOL-2242Anatomy & Physiology I*4
HWESConcentration2
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Electives1
Total16
BIOL-2243Anatomy & Physiology II4
EXSCConcentration3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Historical Foundation3
Mathematical Reasoning3
Total16

Junior Year

EXSC-3357Tests and Measurements3
EXSCConcentration3
Historical Foundation3
Faith Foundation3
Natural World Foundation4
Total16
EXSC-3366Physiology of Exercise3
EXSCConcentration5
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Person and Community Foundation3
Electives2
Total16

Senior Year

EXSC-3380Kinesiology3
EXSCConcentration5
Electives4
Philosophical Inquiry3
Dance Course1
Total16
EXSC-4402Organization & Admin of Phys Educ & Sport2
EXSCConcentration3
Faith Foundation3
Electives8
EXSC-CompSenior Comprehensivecr
Total16

*EXSC-2240 may be taken instead of BIOL-2242/2243 for Strength & Conditioning, Coaching,
Sports Management, and Leisure Management. If this is done, an additional 4-credit Natural World would be necessary.

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science with General Health Care Specialization