Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in 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 although one is not required.  A minimum grade point average of 3.00 is required within the core and track area of the Exercise Science program. Students completing the program will be qualified to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Health Fitness Specialist Exams offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition, students completing 500 hours in a clinical experience program are qualified to sit for the Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist exam through the ACSM. Students ar also qualified to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Certified Personal Trainer Exams upon completion of the program.


General Education Requirements* (49-53 hours)


Basic Skills** (12 hours)

General Education Electives (37-41 hours)

     Sciences*** (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# (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 required.

***BIOL 111/112 General Biology with Laboratory and CHEM 105/106 Introductory Chemistry with Laboratory required.

****CIS 130 Computer Information Systems required.

#PSYCH 155 General Psychology and FCS 203 Nutrition and Health or FCS 301 Nutrition required.

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

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