WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00::.000 00:00:00.000 --> 00::.000 00:00:07.000 --> 00:00:12.000 Tom Kelly: The Exercise Science Major, here at Western Oregon, has three components: the core classes which are including 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:19.000 things like physiology of exercise, anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning, and several other courses. 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:24.000 The advanced topics classes, which are really an application of those core classes. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:32.000 And then, the really unique thing about it is the opportunity the students have for 20 hours of elective work in exercise science 00:00:32.000 --> 00:00:37.000 that allows them to tailor make the coursework to their particular professional interest. 00:00:37.000 --> 00:00:40.000 Cody Hatfield: I absolutely love the Exercise Science Lab here at Western. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:44.000 it has several different types of equipment that allows us to observe 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:48.000 peoples fitness levels; through a treadmill, through a cycle ergometer, 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:53.000 through computers, and through headsets that allow us to get an idea. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:56.000 Ashley Soto: There is a lot of new technology; the bod pod is really cool 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:61.000 and the VO2 max testing is really fun and interesting to do. 00:01:01.000 --> 00:01:06.000 Western is a great place to get an Exercise Science degree. It is a really small campus 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:11.000 so you have a very intimate class size with your professor and you get to know them really well. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:18.000 Tom Kelly: So the bod pod allows students the opportunity to experience valid body composition testing; 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:25.000 measure fat mass versus lean mass and analyze disease risks as well as weight loss programs. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:30.000 The metabolic cart we are really excited to have here in the Exercise Science Lab. 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:36.000 because it allows a number of different opportunities for students to analyze. They can analyze 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:43.000 caloric burn during exercise, they can analyze cardiovascular fitness and that is probably the most important aspect. 00:01:43.000 --> 00:01:49.000 It is the most accurate way that we know to measure a person's cardiovascular fitness. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:52.000 We can also measure the metabolic rate '" 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:56.000 so we can measure exactly how many calories they are burning and what those calories are coming from. 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:62.000 In addition to that, it allows us to measure cardiopulmonary health as well 00:02:02.000 --> 00:02:07.000 Katie Clark: There are so many different activities that you can do here. In my Advanced Biomechanics Class 00:02:07.000 --> 00:02:12.000 my partner and I are continuing our research in order to modify an elliptical trainer. 00:02:12.000 --> 00:02:16.000 Tom Kelly: We have a number of different opportunities for students to do research. 00:02:16.000 --> 00:02:20.000 We have student that are doing things a diverse as measuring 00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:26.000 foot wear in biomechanics lab, measurements looking at sport versus energy drinks. 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:32.000 It really is up to the student and what their interest is and that is one of the strengths here; I think it is student directed. 00:02:32.000 --> 00:02:36.000 Katie Clark: I absolutely recommend Western for an Exercise Science degree. 00:02:36.000 --> 00:02:42.000 It is top of the line, you have advisors that help you every day; you send an email and you get a response within twenty minutes. 00:02:42.000 --> 00:02:46.000 We have very motivated students here and with a new Exercise Science Lab 00:02:46.000 --> 00:02:49.000 its a very attractive situation for them to learn. 00:02:49.000 --> 00:02:54.000 Cody Hatfield: along with that they have great faculty, they have a great ratio of students to faculty'" 00:02:54.000 --> 00:02:58.000 Tom Kelly: It is a unique place to plan for your future.