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Majors and More

College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

Oral Communication See approved list 3
Technology    
CSCI 101 & 3 from CSCI 101A, B, C, F or P Intro to Comp & Info Processing & Labs 3
Intensive Writing Met in major with PESH 381 0
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
Physical Activity Met in major with PESH 102 0
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science
 

See approved list; must include 2 designators;
 

3

  PSYC General Psychology   

3

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
Quantitative Skills See approved list 3-4
Natural Science Met in major with NUTR 221 & CHEM 105

0

Subtotal   37-37
Exercise Science Core  

40-47

EXSC 101 Intro to Exercise Science

1

EXSC 208 Group Exercise Leadership 2
EXSC 231 Scientific Foundations in Exercise Science 2
EXSC 382 Biomechanics 3
EXSC 384/385 Exercise Physiology I & lab 4
EXSC 401 Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity 3
EXSC 465 Strength & Conditioning 3
EXSC 480 Exercise Testing & Prescription/lab 3
EXSC 492 or 493 Certification Seminar in Exercise Science 2
EXSC 501 Admin of Sport and Phys Ed Programs 3
HLTH 300 Personal & Community Health

3

HLTH 406 Exercise & Health Promotion

3

PESH 102 Weight Training

1

PESH 201 First Aid & CPR 1
PESH 242 Motor Learning & Control

3

PESH 381 Research Methods in Phys Activity & Sports Mgmt

3

Scientific Foundation Core  

11

BIOL 307/308 Anatomy/Human Physiology

8

    OR BIOL 213/214 Anatomy & Physiology I & II

8

NUTR 221 Food & Nutrition

3

Choose one concentration from below.  

 

Exercise Science Concentration    26
BIOL 220/222 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology & Lab 4
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I 4
EXSC 481 Application of Exercise Testing & Prescription 1
EXSC 484/486  Exercise Physiology II and Lab 4
EXSC 494  Portfolio in Exercise Science 1
EXSC 496  Internship 9
 EXSC 511  Physical Activity for Special & Aging Populations 3
     
Athletic Training Concentration   31
ATRN 151 Foundations of Athletic Training 3
ATRN 201 Clinical Observation in Athletic Training I 1
ATRN 301 Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training II 2
ATRN 501 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 2
ATRN 505 Essential Clinical Skills for Athletic Training 2
ATRN 515 Emergency Aspects of Athletic Training 2
ATRN 520 Prof Practice in Ath Train I: Evidence Based Practice 2
ATRN 530 Assess & Mgmt of Ath Injuries & Conditions I: Lower Extremity 4
CHEM 101 Applying Chemistry to Society 3
EXSC 511 Physical Activity for Special & Aging Populations 3
PHYS 201/201L General Physics I/Lab 4
     
Electives   1-6
Total  

120

Exercise Science Admissions Criteria

Students must earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the completion of 45 semester hours in order to be eligible to take any 300 or above level courses from the Department of physical Education, Sport and Human Performance.  Students are also required to maintain a 2.5 GPA throughout the remainder of the academic career in order to remain an EXSC major.

For Admission to the EXSC Internship:

1.  Senior status.

2.  Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for all coursework. 

3.  Completion of  BIOL 213/214 or BIOL 307/308 with "C-" or better.

4.  Advisor and program approval.

For Graduation:

1.  Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

2.  Completion of all internship required hours and supporting documents (EXSC 494/496).

3.  Take national NCCA-accredited B.S. level certification exam (EXSC 492 or 493)  

 

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

Last Updated: 6/18/20