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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

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 hours met in major with PSYC 101

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 BIOL 203/204 & CHEM 105

0

Subtotal   34-37
Exercise Science Core  

61

EXSC 101 Intro to Exercise Science

3

    EXSC 208 or 231 Weight Control Through Diet & Exercise; Fitness for Life 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 480/481
Exercise Testing & Prescription/lab 4
EXSC 484/486 Exercise Physiology II and Lab

4

    EXSC 492 Certification Seminar in Exercise Science 1
    EXSC 494 Portfolio in Exercise Science 2
    EXSC 496 Internship 9
    EXSC 501
Admin of Sport and Phys Ed Programs 3
EXSC 511 Physical Activity for Special & Aging Populations

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

    PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
 
Scientific Foundation Core  

19

BIOL 203/204 Principles of Biology & Lab

1

BIOL 307/308 Anatomy/Human Physiology

8

    OR BIOL 213/214 Anatomy & Physiology I & II

8

NUTR 221 Food & Nutrition

3

CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

 4

 
Electives   3-6
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 i 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

For admission to EXSC internship:

1.  Completion of BIOL 307 and 308 with labs with “C-” or better. 

2.  Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

3.  Formal acceptance into EXSC Program 

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)  

 


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

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