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Exercise Science Curriculum

The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various health and fitness occupations or for graduate education in exercise science or other such pre- professional, health-related disciplines as physical therapy, physician assistance or medicine.

Common Core Courses: (34 hours)


AT340 Kinesiology (4)

AT355 Physiology of Exercise (4)

BI131G Human Nutrition (4)

CH230 Principles of Chemistry I (4)

HS344 Human Anatomy (4)

SM130 First Aid and CPR (1)

XS130 Introduction to Exercise Science (2)

XS232 Exercise Science Seminar: Professional Organizations and Development (1)

XS360 Biomechanics (2)

XS365 Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)

XS470 Exercise Science Internship (4)

EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJOR WITH AN ALLIED HEALTH CONCENTRATION: A total of 48 hours is required.

Required: Common Core 34 hours

Required Courses: 10 hours

HS345 Human Physiology (4)

XS332 Exercise Science Seminar: Ethics (1)

XS432 Exercise Science Seminar: Professional 
Best Practices (1)

XS496 Senior Exercise Science Thesis (4)

Required: 4 hours from the following.

AT365 Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers (2)

BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)

BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)

CH231 Principles of Chemistry II (4)

HS231 Medical Terminology (4)

PH230 Fundamentals of Physics I (4)

PH231 Fundamentals of Physics II* (4)

SM230 Introduction to Sport Management (4)

SM333 Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Sport* (2)

SM440 Leadership in Sport* (4)

XS363 Strength and Fitness Programming (4)

*prerequisite required 

EXERCISE SCIENCE MAJOR WITH A SPORT PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION: A total of 48 hours is required.

Required: Common Core 34 hours

Required: 10 hours

SM230 Introduction to Sport Management (4)

XS363 Strength and Fitness Programming (2)

XS495 Sport Performance Applied Training (4)

Required: 4 hours from the following.

AT365 Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers (2)

BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)

BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)

CH231 Principles of Chemistry II (4)

HS231 Medical Terminology (4)

PH230 Fundamentals of Physics I (4)

PH231 Fundamentals of Physics II* (4)

SM333 Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Sport* (2)

SM440 Leadership in Sport* (4)

*prerequisite required