Bachelor of Science

Exercise Science

Your body is a temple and its health is the most important thing to get you through this life – and we agree. If you live to help people live healthier lives, through exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition our comprehensive principles of modern exercise physiology will help you prepare for professional opportunities in exercise science. 

Tiffin University began offering a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program in 2014. This program will help students build a solid foundation of the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology. The curriculum will enable students to develop the acquisition of knowledge and skills that facilitate opportunities to successfully pursue careers within the rapidly growing domain of exercise science.

The exercise science program is structured to provide students with a solid foundation for understanding how and why humans move. This interdisciplinary program includes courses from the fields of biology, chemistry and exercise physiology. Through this program students will understand the essential role of physical activity and exercise in the prevention, treatment and recovery from a variety of disease conditions. Upon the successful completion of the required course work, students can either seek employment in various areas of allied health fields or apply to graduate school in the sciences and health professions. 

The Tiffin University Exercise Science Lab has been equipped with instruments such as Stopwatches, Goniometer, Power Systems 70200 Flex-Tester, Myotape, Balance Beam Scale, BioScan 916 BIA, Hydraulic Hand Evaluation, Compact Metronome, Heart Rate Monitor Watch, Incentive Deep Breathing Exercise Spirometer, Calipers, Electromyography System (EMG), and Monark Ergomedic 884E Sprint Bike, Dartfish Software, among others. These and other equipment will allow students to experience and practice the new knowledge they have acquired in the classroom.

In the Exercise Science Lab, students will perform studies on body composition, flexibility, maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max), musculoskeletal fitness and physiology, the biomechanics of exercise, thermodynamics, etc.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Science Core 20 hours
Exercise Science Major 64 hours

  • NAT124 Introduction to Athletic Training
  • ESX146 Introduction to Exercise Science 
  • ESX225 Motor Development
  • NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • NAT291 Drugs and the Body
  • BIO311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • BIO312 Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • ESX315 Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise and NAT315L Lab
  • ESX316 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • ESX322 Kinesiology
  • ESX342 Exercise Assessment and Prescription 
  • ESX422 Exercise Physiology and NAT422L Lab
  • SAS470 Internship 

Total BS hours 128 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August

There are no related concentrations available

Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO312) - This course is a continuation of BIO311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO311L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab. This course will cover the endocrine system; the blood; the cardiovascular and respiratory systems; the lymphatic system and lymphoid organs and tissues; the immune system; the digestive system and the urinary system; the reproductive and developmental processes. The course will review the application of these concepts in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of diseased condition and will cover selected topics on clinical case studies. The course will also include a one-hour laboratory.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Lab (NAT315L) - This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and techniques for motion analysis, mechanical concepts, forces and performance analysis related to the anatomical and mechanical bases of human movement. The course will provide students with practical laboratory experiences related to the field of biomechanics.

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (NAT3163) - The course will examine the effects of many of the macronutrients and micronutrients and the specific contexts in which exercise and nutrition interact to cause predictable outcomes in health and performance.

Kinesiology (NAT3223) - The scientific study of human movement has been defined as Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics. This course will examine the relationship of the anatomical, physiological, and the mechanical principles of human motion.

  • Athletic Training
  • Coaching for strength and conditioning
  • Coordinating Wellness Programs
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Medical School
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Health Networks
  • Corporate Wellness
  • College & Universities
  • Personal Training 

Faculty

Ana Paula Fantini
Ana Paula Fantini

Ana Paula Fantini

FantiniAP@tiffin.edu
419-448-3373

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Biology

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Union College
  • B.S., Union College
  • M.A., Union College

Ana Paula Fantini

Professor Fantini obtained double major in Physical Education and Sports Management, minors in Health and General Business, and a master's degree in Health and Physical Education from Union College. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at Kent State University. She started her teaching career in 2007 as an adjunct instructor for the Health, Kinesiology, and Physical Education Department at Lincoln Memorial University. In 2010 her teaching career continued at Tiffin University. She taught classes for the School of Business in Sports Management as she developed the major in Exercise Science for Tiffin University. Currently, Professor Fantini oversees and teaches the major in Exercise Science for the School of Arts & Sciences.

Ana Paula Fantini Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Biology

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