Major Requirements

Major available through Cuyahoga Community College.

The Integrative Exercise Science Department emphasizes a combination of a strong science education, hands on experiential learning in laboratory and clinical settings, and a foundation in biomedical humanities designed to develop ethically grounded, humanistic healthcare, fitness and wellness providers.

Students majoring in Integrative Exercise Science complete a strong core of exercise science coursework integrated with biology and biomedical humanities courses. An internship or research project as a culminating experience provides the opportunity for the student to apply the theoretical knowledge of coursework and laboratory experiences into a practical or research environment.

Major Requirements

Students must pass all required IES courses with a C or better and maintain a major GPA of 2.0.  Students are also required either a minor or Sports Health Concentration along with the IES major.

Required Courses
BIOL 13100
BIOL 13300
ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I:W/LAB
and ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II-W/LAB 1
8
IES 10100FOUNDATIONS EXERCISE SCIENCE3
IES 10500MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY HEALTH PRO2
IES 21000FITNESS & HEALTH PROMO/MGMT3
IES 29700FITNESS ADMIN/ORGANIZATION3
IES 31100NUTRITION AND FITNESS3
IES 31200PHYSIOLOGY: MUSC ACT & EXER (Lab experience) 24
IES 32000KINESIOLOGY&APP BIO-MECHANICS (Lab experience) 24
IES 34600STRENGTH TRNG AND CONDITIONING (Lab experience) 24
IES 40000EXERCISE TESTING/PRESCRIPTION (Lab experience) 34
IES 40100EXERCISE TEST/PRESCRIP/SPECIAL 34
Electives
Select at least one of the following:3-7
ATHLETIC TRAINING
RESEARCH DESIGN & ANALYSIS:SM 5
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
CARDIAC REHABILITATION (Lab experience) 3
PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING (Lab experience) 4
Capstone Experience
IES 48000SENIOR SEMINAR/CAPSTONE1
IES 48100INDEPENDENT RESEARCH3
or IES 49800 INTERNSHIP
Total Hours49-53

Capstone Experience

Students are required to complete a capstone experience in which they will work closely with a faculty member in the application of this experience. After or in conjunction with the specialty coursework, students will complete an internship or research project to enhance their experience. Students will be responsible for completing both writing and presentation components.

  • Enroll in IES 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR/CAPSTONE and IES 48100 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH or IES 49800 INTERNSHIP.
  • IES 48100 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH: students will be responsible for designing, implementing, and completing a research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    or
  • IES 49800 INTERNSHIP: this can be an on- or off-campus experience that is based upon the student's specialty interest. Thirty hours of didactic contact time per hour are required (90 total hours are required).

Total Hours: 49-53 and a correlative minor or concentration (16-30 hours)