Bachelor of Science- Exercise Science

Exercise Science is the study of movement and the associated functional responses and adaptations. Exercise scientists must understand the scientific basis underlying exercise-induced physiological responses.  Students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Exercise Science will complete courses in theory and practice of exercise testing and prescription.  In addition to the core and recommended electives, students may choose a minor.  Suggested minors include Interdisciplinary Gerontology or Public Health.  A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required within the Exercise Science program.


General Education Requirements* (46-53 hours)


Basic Skills** (12 hours)

General Education Electives (34-41 hours)

     Sciences*** (8-9 hours)  

     Social Studies (3 hours)

     Political Studies (3 hours)

     Producing and Consuming**** (5-6 hours)

     Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies (2-3 hours)

     Cultural Studies (3-5 hours)

     Health and Well-Being (4-6 hours)

     Human Heritage@ (6 hours)


*See General Education Requirements for All Baccalaureate Degrees for details and a list of specific courses.

**MATH 143 Elementary Statistics recommended.

***BIOL 111/112 General Biology with Laboratory and CHEM 107/108 Chemistry for Life Sciences with Laboratory recommended.

****CIS 130 Computer Information Systems recommended.

@PHIL 105 Ethics or PHIL 111 Ethics: Applied Emphasis (Medical) required.