Exercise Science - Sports Conditioning Concentration (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.S. Exercise and Sport Studies - Exercise Science Concentration)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Exercise Science - Sports Conditioning Concentration (B.S.)

Exercise Science and Sport Studies - Exercise Science Concentration (M.S.) 

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

EXSC 537Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology3
EXSC 540Applied Sport Physiology3
PEMJ 502Methods of Inquiry and Analysis3
Total Credits9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HPEM 1991CMST 1013
PEMJ 1313HPEM 1503
BIOL 2444BIOL 2454
WRIT 1053WRIT 1063
HLTH 1013STAT 1093
 Complete MATH 100 or pass exam0-3
 14 16-19
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
World Language 13World Language 23
PSYC 1013PEMJ 3204
EXSC 2553NUFD 1823
EXSC 2333GENERAL EDUCATION (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
 15 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3PEMJ 3213
PEMJ 3243EXSC 3002
EXSC 3314GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
EXSC 2343GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
CHEM 1134HPEM 3563
 GENERAL EDUCATION (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3
 17 17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EXSC 4203EXSC 4763
EXSC 1511EXSC 4808-9
World Cultures3EXSC 5403
Free Elective1 
PEMJ 5023 
EXSC 5373 
 14 14-15
Total Credits 123-127
Fifth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
EXSC 5363EXSC 5383
PEMJ 5053EXSC 5613
Graduate Elective3Graduate Elective3
Graduate Elective3PEMJ 603 or 5943
 12 12
Total Credits 24