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Hey there, my name is Anna Diaz. I'm just an average girl who is going to have a not so average life. I currently attend Fort Lewis College and I enjoy exposing myself to new and interesting things. I am studying exercise and intend on bettering the lives of others around me.

More than Physiology

Physiology is a designated Biology course that all Exercise Science majors are required to take. For a deeper understanding of the human body in a mostly molecular level. Dr. Hartney is splendid in furthering our knowledge in lecture. She herself, is not only a professor at the Fort but also a Veterinarian in Durango. With her help the class is excited and intrigued by her lecture courses.

Observing my fellow scholars in her course is a lesson all in its own. There are many other majors that also have to take the course and there is a distinct difference as far as attitude and attention span between the majors. Those who intend on being physical therapists or doctors of some sort are typically asking more questions and relating it to the human body in an exercise view point. Asking ClassroomWTabArmChairsspecifically for sports and athlete examples, because it is easier to relate. I would say that those who are intending on taking a profession that involves the human body, whether it is muscular movement or the cure of the body, are more intrigued in this course than those who just need the credits for their major.

I noted that every person was vigorously taking notes to learn about active and passive transport chains, and although every person was busy scribbling Dr. Hartney ensured that we were all physically paying attention by getting us involved with questions for each table. The right side of the class seemed to be paying attention the most and answering a majority of the question, this particular group of scholars are all declared exercise science physiology option majors. The other side of the class, of which are mostly oublic health and exercise scinece coaching majors seemed almost uninterested. Would this be because of our dedicated interest in a particular field of study? I would conclude so, because one would not be interested in something they feel is not relevant to their career.

What is Exercise Science?

There is a new growing field in exercise science, with a wide range of varieties. It is a field in which the scholar studies the science behind human movement as well as the importance of nutrition, health, and exercise. There is a special science behind injuries and the human bodies recovery, as well as learning about nutrition to fuel the body in a healthy manner. Various research projects have also been introduced to further the deeper understanding of the human body.

Usually these majors need an interest in exercise, biology and health. There are many courses that integrate the three subjects, and ES scholars dive into the three to learn more about how the human body reacts to different stimuli, whether it is nutrition, exercise, muscle movement and recovery, or even a thorough outlook on the behavior of cells. Those who are interested in sports and enjoy motivating others, this field of study is highly recommended because there are various courses to help express your interest.

There is plenty of jobs that can be enforced with such a degree especially because there are many specific degrees. One could major in ES Sports Administration, ES Specialist, ES Personal Trainer, or ES Physiology. These degrees open job opportunities based on personal interest. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, coaching, physicians assistant, pre-med, and the list continuous. There are numerous outcomes, and it is an expanding field. Physical therapists are also at a high demand now because the baby boomer generation is hitting the elderly age where physical therapy is required more often, and with so many patients new doctors are being called on. This degree is meant to probe questions about the human body, and its reactions and recovery. It is meant for those people who truly enjoy working with others in an athletic manner. A personal job, one where you don’t sit at a desk for eight hours straight.

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