human performance Mission
Consistent with the statements established by Southern Connecticut State University, the School of Education and the Exercise Science Department, the faculty composing the Human Performance Program adheres to the SAILS concept. Both undergraduate and graduate students engaged in study of the Exercise Sciences will strive to accomplish:
Scholarship - professional excellence in academic knowledge and the practical application thereof based on the Competencies of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Guidelines of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP).
Attitudes & Dispositions - Fundamental, advanced, and contemporary exercise science knowledge applied in state, regional and national professional settings of disease prevention, healthful lifestyle, clinical rehabilitation and fitness maintenance.
Integrity - Adherence to the ACSM Code of Ethics published by said organization and maintenance of the highest moral standards in performance of professional activity.
Leadership - Exemplary leadership in personal and professional lifestyle behaviors demonstrating the concept "fit body - fit mind."
Service - Active participation in serving the professional needs of peers, the local community and the society in general.
human performance specialization
This 122-credit specialization in human performance is a non-teaching Bachelor of Science option for Exercise Science majors. The curriculum provides students with an understanding of the exercise sciences which include physiology of exercise, kinesiology, sports medicine, nutrition and exercise, and psychology of sport. The required six-credit internship provides the student an opportunity to apply scientific course work principles in an exercise/fitness/rehabilitation/ strength and conditioning setting. Human performance graduates are prepared for employment in the physical fitness industry. Such occupational opportunities include adult fitness in a corporate, community, commercial, or rehabilitation setting; youth fitness in public and private agencies; and special population fitness for infants, the elderly, various clinical populations and physically and emotionally handicapped individuals.