Corrective Exercise & Performance Enhancement

The Division of Health & Movement Science includes majors that relate to the health and well being of individuals within the context of social development. All the division majors are grounded in the liberal arts and incorporate theory with extensive internships, fieldwork and practical applications related to their specific disciplines. Graduates have entered careers in parks management, physical fitness training, coaching and teaching. Students may pursue graduate study in areas such as administration, education, physical therapy, counseling or social work.

The Corrective Exercise & Performance Enhancement (CEPE) major is designed to prepare students for careers in personal training, strength & conditioning, and coaching. Students gain the knowledge and skills to assess and restore musculoskeletal function and enhance human performance. The exploration of theoretical concepts and hands-on application in the classroom, practicums, and internship provide students the opportunity for mastery of skills as well as instructional and leadership development.

*CEPE can enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals with interests in rehabilitative medicine, and would be a complement to students pursuing the athletic training major or prerequisites for physical or occupational therapy.

Also see information regarding the CEPE minor.

Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement

B.A. Degree - Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Major

In addition to the general education requirements, majors in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement must complete the following requirements:

  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h. or
         BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h. and BIOL3440 Human Physiology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • HMSC4320 Organization and Administration in Health, Physical Education, and Athletics or
  • HMSC4330 Organization and Administration for the Health Care Professional 3 s.h.
  • HMSC4900 Research I 2 s.h.
  • HMSC4910 Research II 1 s.h.
  • PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management 1 s.h.
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
  • PHED1230 Body Weight Physical Training 2 s.h.
  • PHED1250 Calisthenics I 2 s.h.
  • PHED2250 Calisthenics II 2 s.h.
  • PHED2720 Physical Training Practicum I 1 s.h.
  • PHED3120 Speed, Agility, and Endurance 2 s.h.
  • PHED3280 Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
  • PHED3340 Anatomical and Mechanical Kinesiology 3 s.h.
  • PHED3720 Physical Training Practicum II 1 s.h.
  • PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
  • PHED4500 Performance Enhancement Programming 3 s.h.
  • PHED4720 Physical Training Practicum III 1 s.h.
  • PHED4800 Fitness and Wellness Internship 3 s.h.

Recommended courses:

  • ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
  • BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h.
  • BIOL3440 Human Physiology 4 s.h.
  • PHED2240 Theory and Practice in Aquatics 2 s.h.
  • PHED3350 Psychology of Coaching 3 s.h.
  • PHED3410 Theory of Coaching 1 s.h.
  • PHED/RECR3430 Special Physical Education and Leisure 3 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • RECR3400 The Program Process: Principle and Application 3 s.h.

Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Minor

A minor in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement requires completion of the following coursework:

  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h. or
         BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h. and BIOL3440 Human Physiology 4 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
  • PHED1230 Body Weight Physical Training 2 s.h.
  • PHED1250 Calisthenics I 2 s.h.
  • PHED2250 Calisthenics II 2 s.h.
  • PHED3120 Speed, Agility, and Endurance 2 s.h.
  • PHED4500 Performance Enhancement Programming 3 s.h.