My Plan Of Study Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Total Credit Hours: 120

To complete your Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree program, you are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in core and general education courses, and 32 semester hours of 300/400 level courses
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average for all college level courses
  • Fulfill the degree requirements in your chosen concentration including the General Education Requirements.

Core Requirements (24 credit hours)
LUC 101-104 College Connections series
ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 355 Writing for the Science and Health Professional
MTH 110 or above
Ethics course
Cultural Diversity Experience or Course
Service Learning

Enduring Question Course (choose one such as)

  • BIO 399 What Makes Us Sick?
  • ENG 399 Disability and Humanity
  • NUR 399 What is a Culture of Health?
  • THS 399 What is Leisure?

General Education Requirements (25 credit hours)
PHL 202 Ethics for Health Care Professionals
Two Theology courses
Fine Art or Music Course
BIO/BIL 201 Principles of Biology I
PSY 110 General Psychology
Literature course, such as ENG 215 Sports and Literature
History course, such as HST Sports in American History

Exercise Science Major Requirements (56 credit hours)

EXS 100 Introduction to Exercise Science
MTH 212 Statistics
EXS 108 First Aid & CPR
BIO 114 Medical Terminology
CHM/CHL 181 General Chemistry I
CHM/CHL 182 General Chemistry II
BIO 313 Nutrition Science
BIO 330/BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 331/BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
SPT 300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports
EXS 210/EXL 210 Exercise Physiology
EXS 310/EXL 310 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription
EXS 320/EXL 320 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
EXS 390 Internship
EXS 490 Capstone Practicum

Directed Electives (12 credit hours)
Choose from the following:
SWK 223 Substance Abuse Perspectives and Services
SWK 210 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (with instructor permission)
BIO 207 Introduction to Public Health
BIO 319 Consumer Health
BIO/BIL 335 Microbiology
BIO 340 Pathophysiology
PHS 201/PHL 201 College Physics with Lab (MTH 130 pre-req)
EXS 101 Weight Lifting
EXS 105 Cardiovascular Fitness
EXS 390 Internship
EXS 299/499 Topics in Exercise Science
PSY 210 Developmental Psychology
PSY 320 Adult Development & Aging
PSY 350 Abnormal Psychology

General Electives
 (10 credit hours)

Graduate training programs and certifications may differ in their admission criteria. The student is strongly encouraged to identify the specific requirements of the programs to which they are interested in applying.


Exercise Science Minor

Total Credit Hours: 18

Required Courses:

EXS 100 Introduction to Exercise Science
BIO 204* Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
EXS 210/EXL 210 Exercise Physiology
EXS 320/EXL 320 Biomechanics

*Students may substitute BIO 330/BIL 330 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 331/BIL 331 Anatomy and Physiology II (8 hours) for BIO 204

4 credit hours

EXS 101 Weight Lifting (1 credit hour)
EXS 105 Cardiovascular Fitness/Walking, Jogging (1 credit hour)
EXS 108 First Aid & CPR (1 credit hour)
BIO 114 Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)
BIO 313 Nutrition Science (3 credit hours)
BIO 335 Microbiology (3 credit hours)
BIL 335 Microbiology Lab (1 credit hour)
EXS/EXL 330 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (4 credit hours)
EXS/EXL 310 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription (4 credit hours)
SPT 300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports