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Majors and More

Majors and More

College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 Applied Calculus

3

Technology    
CSCI 101 & 3 from 101A, B, C, or P Intro to Comp & Info Processing

3

Oral and Expressive Communication    
SPCH 201 Public Speaking

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics Met in other areas with CSCI 101/labs and SPCH 201

0

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives    
HIST 211 US History to 1877

3

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines  
Social Science See approved list

0-3*

PSYC 101 General Psychology

3

SOCL 201 Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list

6-9*

    *must have 15 hours between these two areas    
Natural Science Met in major with BIOL 203/204 and CHEM 106/108

0

Intensive Writing Met in major with PHED 381

0

Constitution Requirement Met in another area with HIST 211

0

Exercise Science Core  

51

EXSC 101 Intro to Exercise Science

3

 
EXSC 484/486 Exercise Physiology II and Lab

4

 
EXSC 511 Physical Activity for Special & Aging Populations

3

 
EXSC 495 Internship

12

 
HLTH 300 Personal & Community Health

3

 
HLTH 406 Exercise & Health Promotion

3

 
PHED 267 Weight Training

1

 
PHED 208 Weight Control Through Diet & Exercise

2

 
PHED 242 Motor Learning & Control

3

 
PHED 361 First Aid & CPR

1

 
PHED 381 Research Methods in Phys Activity & Sports Mgmt

3

 
PHED 382 Kinesiology

3

 
PHED 384 Exercise Physiology I

3

 
PHED 385 Exercise Physiology I Lab

1

 
PHED 465 Strength & Conditioning

2

 
PHED 480 Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

 
PHED 481 Exercise Testing & Prescription Lab

1

 
Scientific Foundation Core  

22

BIOL 203 Principles of Biology Lab

1

 
BIOL 204 Principles of Biology

4

 
BIOL 307 Anatomy

4

 
BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

 
NUTR 221 Food & Nutrition

3

 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

 4

 
NUTR 520 Sports Nutrition

3

 
Electives: Select from the following :  

14

BIOL 206 General Zoology

4

 
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II

4

 
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II Lab

4

 
HLTH 500 Contemporary Health Problems

3

 
HLTH 501 Substance Abuse Education

3

 
HLTH 507 Women’s Health Issues

3

 
PHED 303 Teaching Aerobic Activities

1

 
PHED 307 Outdoor Education: Theory & Practice

2

 
PHED 525 Risk Management in PA and Sport

3

 
PHED 401 Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity

3

 
PHYS 201 General Physics I

4

 
PHYS 202 General Physics II

4

 
PSYC 301 or MATH 141 Statistics

3-4

 
PSYC 206 Developmental Psychology

3

 
PSYC 213 Abnormal Psychology

3

 
SPMA 235 Sport Event Management

3

 
Total  

127

All students seeking Junior level acceptance to the Exercise Science (EXSC) Program must be formally admitted before they are allowed to continue in the advanced EXSC courses or go on Internship. Transfer students will undergo a review of their transcripts. Appropriate transfer courses will be accepted if deemed equivalent by Winthrop University Admissions, College of Education, and EXSC faculty.

All applicants for admission into the EXSC Program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours.
  2. Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for all coursework and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for all coursework in the EXSC core.
  3. Complete the following EXSC Core courses with a grade of “B-” or better in each course: EXSC 101, HLTH 300, PHED 208, PHED 267.
  4. Complete or enroll in BIOL 307 or BIOL 308 (or equivalent). Students who do not earn a grade of “C-” or better may be given probationary status in EXSC.
  5. Complete CHEM 105(or equivalent) with a grade of “C-” or better. Students who do not earn a grade of “C-” or better may be given probationary status in EXSC.
  6. Submit an Application packet for admission to the EXSC Program to the Program Director (PD) during Fall or Spring of the Junior year that includes:
    1. EXSC application form.
    2. an admission essay (500 words, 2 pages double spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font) that details the student’s careers goals and current progress towards these career goals.
    3. two professional letters of recommendation.
  7. Undergo a standardized interview with the Admission Selection Committee comprised of the Program Director, one additional EXSC faculty member, one off-campus exercise scientist or other allied health professional (when available), and two current EXSC students

Continuation in the EXSC Program

Candidates admitted into EXSC must continue to maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5, a minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all coursework in the EXSC Core, and must be in good standing within the University community. Students who fall below these levels (or who earn less than C- in BIOL 307, BIOL 308 or CHEM 105 or equivalent) will be placed on probation (written notification) with the opportunity to improve their GPA over one additional semester. Courses may be re-taken to improve GPA. Students who fail to maintain two consecutive semesters of these requirements will be dismissed from the program.

EXSC Program Completion

To exit EXSC, candidates must meet all degree requirements (including General Education) as well as the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 127 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  2. Completion of the EXSC core with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  3. Completion of BIOL 307, BIOL 308, and CHEM 105 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of “C-” in each.
  4. Completion of a 12-credit professional internship (560 hours).

Appeals

Students denied admission to EXSC and/or dismissed from EXSC may appeal to the selection committee in the following steps:

  1. Submit a letter of appeal to the Program Director and the Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance. The letter should detail how the student believes he/she has met the appropriate criteria.
  2. Each appeal will be reviewed by an appeals committee comprised of the Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance and two faculty members of the Chair’s choice.
  3. Upon review of the appeal, the Appeals Committee may request input from the selection committee and the student may request in writing an open discussion with the Appeals Committee to explain his/her position.
  4. The Appeals Committee will submit a written document to the student and to the Program Director, regarding the decision on the student’s status.
  5. All Appeals Committee decisions remain confidential and final.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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