Exercise Science Major, Sports Conditioning Concentration (B.S.)

Exercise Science is a multi-disciplinary program that applies scientific knowledge from anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, psychology, motor control, and biomechanics to understand how the human body functions during physical activity, and how the body adapts to exercise training. The Exercise Science program prepares students to acquire skills in fitness evaluation, exercise program design, and instructing functional movement patterns. Students who want to enter the undergraduate Exercise Science degree must choose one of two concentrations, Sports Conditioning or Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies.

About the Concentration in Sports Conditioning

The objective of the Sports Conditioning concentration within the Exercise Science major is to train undergraduate students to work in the area of sports conditioning and fitness training. The Sports Conditioning concentration focuses on developing knowledge and skills that are required for various sub-disciplines within the fitness field.

Admission Requirements

  • Incoming freshman may declare the Sports Conditioning concentration upon admission.
  • Students with fewer than 60 credits may declare the Sports Conditioning concentration at any time.
  • Students with more than 60 credits may be admitted into the Sports Conditioning concentration by departmental permission.

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
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
Theory Specialization Core
EXSC 300Seminar I in Exercise Science2
EXSC 420Theories in Strength and Conditioning3
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 182Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Total Credits71-72