2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Exercise Science (BA/BS)

71-87 credits

Exercise science, 71-87 credits

Admission and retention standards

  • Completion of BIO 111, PSYS 100, CHEM 101 or 111,  EXSC 292 or ANAT 201, EXSC 293 each with a grade of C (2.0) or better, EXSC 190, with a B or better, and none of these courses can be repeated more than one time in order to apply to the Exercise Science Major. Transfer courses with the EXSC prefix or equivalent will not be accepted into the EXSC major except by permission of the program coordinator.

  • Attain minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and EXSC major GPA of 3.0 at time of application.

  • Completion of Exercise Science Program application.

Once admitted into the exercise science major the following guidelines will be used to evaluate each student in order to remain in the major.

  • Maintain a minimum exercise science grade-point average of 3.0 and an overall grade-point average of 2.75. A student dropping below this mark will be placed on probation for one semester to improve grade-point average.

  • No grade lower than a C will be accepted in any course within the exercise science major.

  • Courses within the major may only be repeated one time.

  • Internship enrollment requires completion of all required courses, the Intern Ready program, 100 observation hours, and approval of the Internship Coordinator.

Pre-EXSC program selection, 20-21 credits

BIO 111Principles of Biology 1

4

CHEM 101General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences

5

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

EXSC 190Foundations of Exercise Science

3

EXSC 293Foundations of Physiology and Exercise

3

EXSC 292Anatomy

3

or

ANAT 201Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

3

PSYS 100Introduction to Psychological Science

3

Exercise science program selection, 24 credits

EXSC 147Resistance Training Leadership

3

EXSC 201Human Performance Concepts and Assessment

3

EXSC 202Fitness Assessment in Exercise Science

3

EXSC 294Functional Anatomy

3

EXSC 301Fundamentals of Exercise Prescription

3

EXSC 420Sports Performance

3

EXSC 493Advanced Concepts in Exercise Physiology

3

NUTR 340Principles of Human Nutrition

3

Internship requirements, 12 credits

Internship enrollment requires completion of all required courses, the Intern Ready program, 100 observation hours, approval of the Internship Coordinator, and an application submitted prior to the application deadline.

EXSC 479Exercise Science Internship

12

Electives, 15-25 credits

Choose one of the following elective concentrations.

Exercise Science: Basic and Applied Science concentration, 15 credits from

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 230Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences

3

and

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

and

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 232Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 2

3

and

CHEM 242Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2: Synthesis and Characterization

1

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

and

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

EXSC 401Principles of the Electrocardiogram

3

EXSC 414Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

NUTR 444Sports Nutrition and Weight Control

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

PHYS 205Fundamentals of Human Physiology

3

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

PHYS 411Endocrinology

3

PHYS 413Renal Physiology

3

PHYS 414Cardiovascular Physiology

3

PSYS 241Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Exercise Science: Health and Fitness concentration, 16 credits from

EXSC 148Group Fitness Instructor

1

Total Credit Hours:1

15 credits from

Fitness Corporate Wellness

AQUA 316Aquatic Fitness Instructor

3

EXSC 310Applied Sports Performance

3

EXSC 360Exercise Psychology

3

EXSC 401Principles of the Electrocardiogram

3

EXSC 414Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

GERO 430Aging Well: Adaptations in Later Life

3

GERO 445Health, Wellness, and Aging

3

HSC 462Health Promotion in the Worksite

3

KINE 240Athletic Safety and Injury Prevention

3

KINE 250First Aid

2

KINE 299XExperimental/Developmental Topics

3 TO 6

NUTR 360Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease

3

NUTR 444Sports Nutrition and Weight Control

3

NUTR 448Nutrition and Weight Management

3

WWIN 201Improving Worker Wellbeing: A Multidisciplinary Approach

3

WWIN 405Workplace Wellness Coaching

3

Older Adult Fitness/Wellness

AQUA 316Aquatic Fitness Instructor

3

EXSC 302Physical Activity Throughout the Lifespan

3

EXSC 360Exercise Psychology

3

EXSC 414Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

GERO 430Aging Well: Adaptations in Later Life

3

GERO 445Health, Wellness, and Aging

3

KINE 240Athletic Safety and Injury Prevention

3

NUTR 448Nutrition and Weight Management

3

WWIN 201Improving Worker Wellbeing: A Multidisciplinary Approach

3

WWIN 405Workplace Wellness Coaching

3

Business Management

ENT 241The Entrepreneurial Experience

3

ISOM 125Introduction to Business with Integrated Computer Applications

3

ISOM 210Business Information Systems

3

ISOM 251Introductory Operations Management

3

MGT 300Managing Behavior in Organizations

3

MGT 361Foundations of Human Resource Management and Employee Relations

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy concentration, 29-30 credits from

Students take ANAT 201 and CHEM 111 in pre-major and complete 29-30 credits from

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

MATH 181Elementary Probability and Statistics

3

or

PSYS 241Statistics

3

NUR 101Terminology for Health Care Professionals and Consumers

2

or

CC 102Latin and Greek Based Bio-scientific Terminology

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

PSYS 321Developmental Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:29-30

Exercise Science: Pre-Occupational Therapy concentration, 23-24 credits from

Students take ANAT 201 in pre-major and complete 23-24 credits from

EDPS 270Human Development Across the Lifespan

3

NUR 101Terminology for Health Care Professionals and Consumers

2

or

CC 102Latin and Greek Based Bio-scientific Terminology

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

PSYS 241Statistics

3

or

SOC 382Applied Social Statistics

3

or

HSC 387Quantitative Methods and Epidemiology in Health Promotion

3

PSYS 318Psychopathology

3

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:23-25

Total Credit Hours: 71-87