- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Students will take a series of courses related to human anatomy and physiology; exercise assessment, prescription and programming; exercise physiology and nutrition. Class size varies in undergraduate courses with lab and recitation sections kept to a maximum of 26 students per section. Labs allow students to practice skills such as ECG interpretation, vital sign monitoring, health risk appraisal, fitness assessment, exercise testing and prescription, and exercise instruction. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on independent study projects. Students also complete practicums and internships to gain hands-on experience in exercise science and nutrition.
About Our Facilities
Students will complete lab-based coursework in the Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning labs designed to enhance the teaching and training of the clinical and applied aspects of exercise physiology. The labs are located in Kimball Tower and serve to prepare students for national certifications in exercise assessment, prescription and programming. Students have opportunities to work with faculty in departmental laboratories including the Emergency Responder Human Performance lab, Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE), the Nutrition and Health Research lab, and the Center for Health Research. CRESE is one of the only research centers in the world that allows scientists to study extreme environments. The full CRESE team includes scientists from three schools: Public Health and Health Professions, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
About Our Faculty
The department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences includes 10 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 10 clinical faculty members, and 5 affiliated faculty members. Faculty research interests include: environmental physiology; emergency responder health and safety; thermal stress; temperature regulation; obesity; ingestive behavior; food motivation; neural control of energy balance; phytosterols; and caffeine use. Over 150 classes a year are taught by ENS faculty with the support of 11 teaching assistants. Undergraduate courses are primarily taught by full-time faculty members with specializations in nutrition and exercise physiology.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Exercise Science department website for additional information about our faculty.