Exercise Science (BS)

Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF version of past catalogs.

This program offered by College of Arts & Sciences/Biological Sciences Department

Program Description

The bachelor of science (BS) in Exercise Science provides an excellent academic foundation for students choosing to pursue graduate and professional degrees in a wide array of health careers, such as exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine and athletic training. Because these fields require post-baccalaureate degrees, students will need to take additional prerequisites that apply to their field of interest. Students who choose not to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree can pursue a career as a personal trainer, wellness coordinator, strength and conditioning coach, or in corporate wellness.

Back to top

Learning Outcomes

Following successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of human movement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective analysis of kinesiology concepts
  • Demonstrate skill in applied kinesiology, in the effective use of problem-solving techniques, and in intelligent decision making skills in clinical settings
  • Demonstrate tolerance and understanding of diverse populations, responsible citizenship and professional attitude, and ethical behavior

Back to top

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 71 required credit hours
  • Applicable Global Citizenship Program or general education program credit hours
  • Elective credit hours

Back to top

Program Requirement

Students must complete all courses in the major with a grade of C- or better.

Back to top

Required Courses

  • BIOL 1550/1551 Essentials of Biology I (5 hours)
  • BIOL 3150 Nutrition (3 hours)
  • BIOL 3010/3011 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hours)
  • BIOL 3020/3021 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hours)
  • BIOL 4400 Research Methods (3 hours)
  • BIOL 4430 Senior thesis for BS (4 hours)
  • EXSC 1400 Foundations of Exercise Science (3 hours)
  • EXSC 1750 Measurement and Evaluation (3 hours)
  • EXSC 2356 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3 hours)
  • EXSC 3050/3051 Exercise Physiology (4 hours)
  • EXSC 3250 Exercise Kinesiology (3 hours)
  • EXSC 4680/4681 Exercise Testing and Prescription (4 hours)
  • EXSC 4683 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (3 hours)
  • EXSC 4875 Exercise Science Internship (3 hours)
  • CHEM 1100/1101 General Chemistry I (4 hours)
  • CHEM 1110/1111 General Chemistry II (4 hours)
  • PHYS 1710/1711 College Physics I (4 hours)
  • PHYS 1720/1721College Physics II (4 hours)
  • PSYC 2300 Developmental Psychology Across a Lifespan (3 hours)
  • STAT 3100 Statistics (3 hours)

Back to top