2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Exercise Science (BA/BS)

78-88 credits

Exercise Science Major in Kinesiology

Admission Requirements – Pre-Exercise Science

  • Admission to Ball State University does not guarantee admission to the baccalaureate exercise science program (Bachelor of Kinesiology with exercise science major) in the School of Kinesiology.
  • Admission into the exercise science major requires the completion of the Pre-EXSC program courses with a 3.0 GPA and a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.  
  • The Pre-EXSC program requires the completion of the EXSC 190 course with a B or better, all other courses with a C or better, and none of these courses can be repeated more than one time in order to be accepted in the exercise science major.
  • Upon completing the Pre-EXSC program with the minimum GPA requirements, students will request permission from EXSC advisors to enroll in courses within the Exercise Science major.

 

Retention Standards (once admitted to EXSC major program)

Once admitted into the Exercise Ecience major, the following guidelines will be used to evaluate the students’ academic progress each semester. The guidelines used include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Must satisfy (with or without accommodation) the mental, cognitive, emotional, and physical technical standards involved in completing the requirements for the program completion.
  • Must maintain a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.75. A student dropping below this mark will be placed on probation for one semester. Failure to meet this standard after one semester on probation may result in dismissal from the Exercise Science program.
  • Must maintain a minimum Exercise Science grade-point average of 3.0 (including all major-required courses). A student dropping below this mark will be placed on probation for one semester. Failure to meet this standard after one semester on probation may result in dismissal from the Exercise Science program.
  • Students cannot repeat a major required course more than one time to remain in the Exercise Science program. Failure to meet this standard after one semester will result in dismissal from the Exercise Science program.
  • Students must earn a C or better in all Exercise Science major required courses. Any student who receives a grade lower than a C in any exercise science course will be required to retake the course, which is allowed only one time to remain in the major program.
  • Internship enrollment requires completion of all required courses, the Career Ready program, 100 observation hours, and approval of the Internship Coordinator.

Exercise science, 78-88 credits

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 major core, 25 credits

EXSC 147Resistance Training Leadership

3

EXSC 201Human Performance Concepts and Assessment

3

EXSC 202Fitness Assessment in Exercise Science

3

EXSC 294Introduction to Biomechanics

3

EXSC 300Exercise Science Professional Development

1

EXSC 301Fundamentals of Exercise Prescription

3

EXSC 304Motor Skill Acquisition and Control

3

EXSC 360Exercise Psychology

3

EXSC 493Advanced Concepts in Exercise Physiology

3

Internship requirements, 12 credits

Internship enrollment requires completion of all required courses, the Career 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, 21-30 credits

Choose one of the following elective concentrations.

Exercise Science: Basic and Applied Science concentration, 13 credits from

EXSC 410Research Methods in Kinesiology and Health Sciences

3

EXSC 414Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

PHYS 205Fundamentals of Human Physiology

3

Exercise Science: Basic and Applied Science concentration, 8 credits from

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

NUTR 360Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PSYS 241Statistics

3

Exercise Science: Health and Fitness concentration, 15 credits from

EXSC 302Physical Activity Throughout the Lifespan

3

EXSC 303Group Fitness Instructor

3

EXSC 305Applied Exercise Science Skills

3

EXSC 306Fitness Management

3

EXSC 420Strength and Conditioning Principles

3

Exercise Science: Health and Fitness concentration, 6 credits from

EXSC 401Principles of the Electrocardiogram

3

EXSC 410Research Methods in Kinesiology and Health Sciences

3

EXSC 414Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSC 430Applied Strength and Conditioning Principles

3

NUTR 360Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease

3

NUTR 444Sports Nutrition and Weight Control

3

NUTR 448Nutrition and Weight Management

3

Exercise Science: Pre-Health Professions concentration, 23-30 credits from

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

Students take ANAT 201, BIO 111, 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

or

EDPS 270Human Development Across the Lifespan

3

Exercise Science: 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

PSYS 318Psychopathology

3

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

Exercise Science: Athletic Training Concentration, 27-29 credits from

Students take ANAT 201, BIO 111, CHEM 101 or CHEM 111, PSYS 100 in pre-major and EXSC 293 and EXSC 294 in the major core and complete 27-29 credits from

AQUA 260Emergency Medical Responder

3

EXSC 410Research Methods in Kinesiology and Health Sciences

3

EXSC 420Strength and Conditioning Principles

3

KINE 240Athletic Safety and Injury Prevention

3

NUR 101Terminology for Health Care Professionals and Consumers

2

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYS 205Fundamentals of Human Physiology

3

or

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

PSYS 241Statistics

3

NUTR 340Principles of Human Nutrition

3