Undergraduate Programs

Currently the department has 750 undergraduate students who will go on to further study in health professions (such as athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine), sport-related professions (sport management, sport marketing, coaching), fitness-related professions (exercise leader, personal trainer) and other health and physical activity-related careers. Others will pursue a graduate program in research. There are currently 72 students enrolled in the Honors Program. Matriculated students should visit Internal Transfers/Changing Majors for information and requirements for change of major.

Exercise Science – BS

The Exercise Science major provides students with an outstanding educational experience that prepares them for careers in the health professions or health sciences. This is primarily a pre-professional program, preparing students for subsequent clinical, graduate, or professional programs. An Honors Degree option is available.

Exercise Science BS:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Christopher Knight

Curriculum and Areas of Study

Curriculum

Areas of Study

  • Biology & Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics & Motor Control
  • Sports Healthcare
  • Statistics & Research Methods

Human Physiology – BS

The Human Physiology major is intended for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine, biomedical research, industry or other allied health professions for which a comprehensive knowledge of human physiology is required. Students can achieve all of the necessary prerequisite requirements for admission into medical and dental schools and be prepared to take the applicable entrance exams. The curriculum is intentionally demanding with the goal of providing the next generation of leaders in the health sciences with foundational knowledge in human physiological function at the molecular, cellular and organism level. An Honors Degree option is available.

Human Physiology BS:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Christopher Martens

Curriculum and Areas of Study

Curriculum

Areas of Study

  • Biology & Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics & Research Methods

Sports Health – BS

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in athletes as well as physically active populations. Listed as one of the “Top 10” fastest growing occupations by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic training is a pathway to an exciting career as a skilled healthcare professional.

Athletic Training BS:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Thomas Kaminski

Curriculum and Areas of Study

Curriculum

Areas of Study

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Emergency Management
  • Athletic Injury Evaluation & Rehabilitation

Exercise Science – Minor

This minor is designated for students in majors other than Exercise Science who are planning careers in the health sciences and clinical fields and who wish to acquire knowledge regarding the mechanical, neurological, and physiological aspects of exercise.

Exercise Science Minor:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Todd Royer

Curriculum and Requirements

Curriculum

UDel 2017-18 Catalog Exercise Science Minor Curriculum

Requirements

  • Students must have completed at least one semester of full-time study with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee entry into the minor; approval is contingent on available space
  • A grade of C- or better in required courses is needed for successful completion of the minor

Strength & Conditioning – Minor

This minor is designed to provide students with in-depth understanding of the theory and practical considerations associated with physical training to enhance strength and conditioning. Students successfully completing the minor will be prepared to take the Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification examination offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

Strength & Conditioning Minor:  Program Details 
Program Director:  Jeffery A. Schneider

Curriculum and Requirements

Curriculum

UDel 2017-18 Catalog Strength & Conditioning Minor Curriculum

Requirements

  • Students must have completed at least one semester of full-tim study with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Meeting the minium criteria does not guarantee entry into the minor; approval is contingent on available space
  • Enrollment in the minor for at least four semesters is necessary due to sequencing of courses
  • A grade of C- or better in required courses is needed for successful completion of the minor