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    Fort Lewis College
    Aug 06, 2020  
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses 
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science

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Department Chair - Mary Ann Erickson

Professor - Mary Ann Erickson, Melissa Knight-Maloney, Cathy M. Simbeck, and Bob H. Stremba
Associate Professors - James S. Cross and Carrie Meyer
Assistant Professors - Lee Frazer, Marcelyn B. Jung , and Alan Lephart
Visiting Instructors - Wayne Barger, Mark Dutro, Anna Shoolroy, Tim Thomas, and Andrew Vanous

Departmental Mission

The Exercise Science department aims to meet the needs of our graduates to function as critically thinking professionals within our disciplines.  We strive to have our students ready to compete in the current job market by providing students with a variety of opportunities to develop a scientific knowledge base, engage in practical experiences, and learn, develop, and master social and leadership skills. Students acquiring this knowledge will be prepared to pursue opportunities in adventure education, athletic training, exercise specialist, physical education teaching, sport administration, and coaching  as well as other clinical, recreational, wellness, and fitness careers. The department also endeavors to provide the students of Fort Lewis College with opportunities to learn and experience the components of healthy living, life-long learning and sport competition.  Exercise Science Faculty model, as well as teach, commitment, critical thinking, life-long learning and physical activity.


  1. The professional preparation of knowledgeable and skilled educators of human movement and exercise forms as well as qualified practitioners in adventure education, athletic training, sport administration, health, personal training and fitness. 
  2. To foster a meaningful program promoting the value of a lifetime of physical activity for all students.
  3. To provide practical experiences through internships, practica, field courses, clinical education, and service learning.
  4. To develop professional leadership development for all the department’s students.

Programs of Study

The Exercise Science Department houses three majors, Athletic Training , Adventure Education  and Exercise Science .  The Exercise Science major has four options: Sport Administration, Exercise Specialist, Exercise Physiology and K-12 Teaching.

As with all majors, the Exercise Science faculty encourage strong contact with Exercise Science advisors to ensure timely completion of the major.

Majors and Minors in Exercise Science:Exercise Science - Coaching Minor 

Exercise Science Major - Exercise Physiology Option 

Exercise Science Major - Exercise Science K-12 Teaching Option 

Exercise Science Major - Exercise Specialist Option 

Exercise Science Major - Sport Administration Option 

Exercise Science - Coaching Minor 

Exercise Science Minor 


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