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Division of Health and Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Promoting healthy lifestyles and communities.

Professors: Marita Cardinal, Brian Caster

Associate Professors: Robert Hautala, Gay Timken

Assistant Professor: Jeff Armstrong

BA / BS Exercise Science 72 - 74 credits

Required Core Courses 32 credits

PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science 4

PE 310 Motor Learning 4

PE 371 Kinesiology 4

PE 415 Lifespan Motor Development 4

PE 444 Lifespan Adapted Physical Activity 4

PE 470 Sociological and Psychological Aspects 4

of Physical Activity and Sport

PE 473 Physiology of Exercise 4

PE 483 Biomechanics 4

Exercise Science Major Professional Tracks (select one):

Applied Exercise Science Track 40

HE 325 Nutrition 4

HE 485 Exercise Testing and Prescription 4

PE 499 Capstone 4

Choose two courses from the following: 8

PE 426 Sports Exercise Nutrition 4

PE 484 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics 4

PE 486 Advanced Topics in Motor Behavior 4

PE 487 Advanced Topics in Physiology of 4


PE 488 Exercise Motivation and Adherence 4

Electives – Courses must be selected with advisor 20

Approval and may include courses outside the division

Pre-Education Non-licensure Track 42

PE 239 Teaching Movement Education 3

PE 240 Teaching Dance in Physical Education 3

PE 241 Teaching Games I 3

PE 242 Teaching Games II 3

PE 243 Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education 3

PE 244 Teaching Aerobic Exercise 3

PE 245 Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning 3

PE 330 Teaching Methods in Physical Education I 4

PE 335 Field Experience in Physical Education 1

PE 430 Teaching Methods in Physical Education II 4

PE 431 Assessment Strategies in Physical Education 4

PE 445 Curricular Issues in Physical Education 4

Choose two courses from the following areas: 4


Eastern Arts


Outdoor Recreation

Note: It is recommended that students take BI 102 General Biology and BI 234 and 235 Human Anatomy and Physiology to fulfill the Natural Science requirement in the LACC. BI 234, 235, and 236 are prerequisites to several major required and elective courses. See course descriptions for specific prerequisites.



Division of Health and Exercise Science
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908

Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant


Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair

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