Requirements – Exercise Science

This program offers two emphases (Exercise Science and Health and Fitness Leadership). Both are designed to prepare students for ACSM certification. Exercise Science Program provides a liberal arts approach to the understanding of exercise science. Theory and practice are blended through a scientific, social, philosophic, and ethical analysis of the discipline. In general, our purpose is to provide students the opportunity to develop the skills, abilities and dispositions necessary for critical and independent thinking. More specifically, to expose students to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to prepare for careers in exercise science and its related fields, and further professional study.

Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Exercise Science: 62 Hours
Core Requirements
PEH 2300Contemporary Health Topics
PEH 2315First Aid and Safety
KHP 2317Facilitating Behavior Change
PE 3101Exercise Practicum
PE 3305Philosophy of Sports and Exercise
PE 3306Biomechanics of Sports and Exercise
KHP 3309Physical Activity for Special Populations
PE 3310 Sociology and Psychology of Sports and Exercise
KHP 3323Exercise Physiology I
KHP 3360Exercise Assessment and Prescription
PEH 3370Nutrition for Health and Human Performance
PEH 4203Wellness Practicum
PEH 4330 Internship (capstone experience)
PE 4310 Ethics of Sports and Exercise
KHP 4340Physical Activity Programming
KHP 4404Advanced Exercise Physiology
Supporting Requirements
CHEM 2300Chemistry of Life Processes
PSY 2301Human Development
BIO 2403Human Anatomy and Physiology
KHP Electives: Must Take Two of the Following Courses
PEH 3308Sports and Fitness Management
PEH 4303 Consumer Health
PEH 4335Health Ethics and Society
PSY 3301 Personality Theory
Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Health and Fitness Leadership
Core Requirements
PEH 2300Contemporary Health Topics
PEH 2315First Aid and Safety
KHP 2317Facilitating Behavior Change
PE 3101Exercise Practicum
PE 3305Philosophy of Sports and Exercise
PE 3306Biomechanics of Sports and Exercise
PE 3310 Sociology and Psychology of Sports and Exercise
KHP 3323Exercise Physiology I
KHP 3360Exercise Assessment and Prescription
PEH 3370Nutrition for Health and Human Performance
PEH 4203Wellness Practicum
PEH 4330 Internship (capstone experience)
PE 4310 Ethics of Sports and Exercise
KHP 4340Physical Activity Programming
Supporting Requirements
PSY 2301Human Development
BIO 2403Human Anatomy and Physiology
KHP Electives: Must Take Two of the Following Courses
PEH 3308Sports and Fitness Management
KHP 3309 Physical Activity for Special Populations
PEH 4303 Consumer Health
PEH 4335Health Ethics and Society
KHP 4404 Advanced Exercise Physiology