Exercise Science Major (B.S.)

The Exercise Science degree prepares students for employment in a variety of health-related settings in corporate, clinical, commercial, community and private health clubs as well as health/fitness related sales positions, including those in the pharmaceutical industry. This program provides students with a strong scientific and practical knowledge-base, preparing them with competencies to design, instruct and implement fitness programs. With additional prerequisites, the Exercise Science program also prepares students for a degree in Physical Therapy.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Theory Courses
HLTH 101Personal Health Issues3
HPEM 150Principles and Practice of Emergency Care3
HPEM 199Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
HPEM 355Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education3
HPEM 356Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs3
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
Required Activity Courses
EXSC 151Yoga, Relaxation and Stress Reduction1
EXSC 231Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
EXSC 233Leadership in Aerobic Exercise3
EXSC 234Leadership in Anaerobic Exercise3
EXSC 300Seminar I in Exercise Science2
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
Theory Specialization Core
EXSC 420Theories in Strength and Conditioning3
EXSC 430Exercise for Special Populations3
EXSC 475Foundations and Practices in Cardiac Rehabilitation3
EXSC 476Seminar II in Exercise Science3
EXSC 480Internship in Exercise Science8-9
Exercise Science Collateral Courses
BIOL 244Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 245Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 113Fundamentals of Chemistry4
NUFD 182Nutrition3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Total Credits77