The Exercise Science Major provides students with a strong science foundation emphasizing preparation for further specialized graduate study or direct entrance into a variety of fields related to exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport medicine and direct entrance to upper level certifications in the rehabilitation and fitness industries.

Interests:

Exercise Science - Athletic Training

Exercise Science - Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science - Lifestyle Medicine

Exercise Science - Physician Assistant

Exercise Science - Pediatrics

Exercise Science - Physical Therapy

 

Course requirements for students who declare Exercise Science as their major Fall 2020 or later.

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 REQUIREMENT

 

 COURSE NUMBER  

 COURSE NAME

CREDITS

 Kinesiology and Health

 

 01:377:140

 01:377:205

 Foundations of Kinesiology and Health1

 Principles of a Healthy Lifestyle

1.5

1.5

 Biology

 

 

 

 01:119:115

 01:119:116

 01:119:117

 General Biology I2

 General Biology II2

 Biological Research Laboratory

4

4

2

 Statistics

 

 01:377:275

 Basic Statistics for Exercise Science3

3

 Calculus

 

 01:640:135

 Calculus I

4

 

  Chemistry

 

 

 01:160:161

 01:160:162

 01:160:171

 General Chemistry

 General Chemistry

 Introduction to Experimentation

4

4

1

 

  Physics I
 Must complete one option

 

 Opt 1   

 Opt 2

 Opt 3

 01:750:193

 01:750:201

 01:750:203
 01:750:205

 Physics for the Sciences

 Extended General Physics

 General Physics
 General Physics Laboratory

4

5

3
1

 

  Physics II
 Must complete one option

 

 Opt 1

 Opt 2

 Opt 3

 01:750:194

 01:750:202

 01:750:204
 01:750:206

 Physics for the Sciences

 Extended General Physics

 General Physics
 General Physics Laboratory

4

5

3
1

 Psychology

 

 01:830:101

01:377:301 or
01:377:455

 General Psychology

 Psychology of Sport and Exercise OR
 Exercise Psychology

3


3

 Anatomy

 

 

 01:377:223

 01:377:224

 Functional Human Anatomy8

 Functional Human Anatomy Lab

3

1

 Physiology

 

 01:146:356

01:377:370

01:377:371

Systems Physiology

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology Lab

3

3

1

 Biomechanics

 

 01:377:310

 01:377:350

 Motor Learning

 Biomechanics

3

3

 Testing and Prescription

 

 01:377:410

 Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

 Professional Development

 

 01:377:407 

 Administration of Exercise Science6

1.5

 ES Electives

    All credits must be 300 or 400 level and can include
mini-courses.  A maximum of one approved course can be outside the major.5

6

 Internship

 

 01:377:493

Internship in Exercise Science7

3

     

 TOTAL CREDITS

73.5

1 Not open to seniors. Contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for more information.
2 General Biology (01:119:101/102) sequence is also acceptable.
3 Quantitative Methods in Psychology (01:830:200) and Basic Statistics for Research (01:960:401) are acceptable substitutes.
4 While Physics for the Sciences (750:193/194) is recommended, two alternative physics sequences are available to students: General Physics with Lab (750:203/205 and 750:204/206) and Extended General Physics (750:201 and 750:202). Physics for the Sciences is only offered in a Fall/Spring sequence (i.e., 193 in Fall; 194 in Spring). Extended General Physics is offered in a Spring/Fall sequence (i.e., 201 in the Spring; 202 in the Fall).
5 These credits can be fulfilled using 1.5 and 3 credit courses; however, a maximum of two 1.5 credit classes may be used for elective credit. 3 elective credits must be at the 300-400 level. Courses outside the major (377) may be considered but only with approval and at least 3 credits must be from the 377 department.
6 Must have a minimum of 90 credits overall and be a formally declared Exercise Science major.
7 Must have a minimum of 90 credits overall and 20 credits in the major, be a formally declared Exercise Science major, join a pre-internship canvas site, and make formal application to the Internship Program Director. Students also have the option of completing a 6-credit internship.
8 The Department Accepts the course previously named Functional Human Anatomy- 01:377:213