Bachelor of Science
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- 4 Year Course Schedule
- Demonstrate knowledge that is fundamental to the discipline of exercise science including structure and function of the human body at rest, acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise, and structural kinesiology.
- Demonstrate a range of practical skills necessary to assess the components of health-related fitness.
- Analyze and interpret exercise testing data to develop evidence-based exercise prescriptions for apparently health and at-risk populations.
- Demonstrate knowledge in the area of nutrition as it relates to health and human performance.
Additional Program Requirements
Students with 7 semester hours in science requirement in Area D must take 2 seminars in Area B. Students with 8 semester hours in science in requirement in Area D need to take only one seminar in Area B.
A grade of "C" or better is required for any EXSC course and all of Areas F, G, and H courses.
Note: Students must have a minimum of 39 semester hours numbered 3000 or above.
Program Of Study
Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5 *
Select two of the following courses:
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional)
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
Take the following course:
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18 **
BIOL 2221 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
BIOL 2222 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
EXSC 2105 Weight Control
ITDS 2106 Medical Terminology
Advisor Approved Elective
Math/Science Advisor approval required
Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 30 **
EXSC 2107 Exercise Leadership
EXSC 3105 Principles of Nutrition
EXSC 3135 Kinesiology
EXSC 4131 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 4133 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Area H Advisor Approved Program Electives Required Hours: 15 **
15 hours of upper division courses (3000 or higher)
EXSC 4331 Basic Exercise Physiology Lab
EXSC 4698 Internship
EXSC 4899 Independent Study
EXSC 5135 Program Design in Exercise Science
EXSC 5212 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
EXSC 5545 Selected Topics in Exercise Science
Or other as approved by advisor.
Area I: General Electives Required Hours: 15
Total Hours Required: 123