Requirements

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
Core Requirements
EXSC 217Facilitating Behavior Change
EXSC 301Exercise Practicum
EXSC 305Philosophy of Sports and Exercise
EXSC 306Biomechanics of Sports and Exercise
EXSC 309Physical Activity for Special Populations
EXSC 323Exercise Physiology I
EXSC 360Exercise Assessment and Prescription
EXSC 370Nutrition for Health and Human Performance
EXSC 403Wellness Practicum
EXSC 404Advanced Exercise Physiology
EXSC 410Ethics of Sports and Exercise
EXSC 430Internship (Capstone Experience)
EXSC 440Physical Activity Programming
PE 200Contemporary Health Topics
PE 310Sociology and Psychology of Sports and Exercise
PEH 215First Aid and Safety
Supporting Requirements
BIO 223Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHEM 230Chemistry of Life Processes
PSY 201 Human Development
PE/PEH Electives: Must take two (2) of the following courses.
PE 308Sports and Fitness Management
PEH 405Consumer Health
PEH 435Health Ethics and Society
PSY 301Personality Theory
Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Health and Fitness Leadership
Core Requirements
EXSC 217Facilitating Behavior Change
EXSC 301Exercise Practicum
EXSC 305Philosophy of Sports and Exercise
EXSC 306Biomechanics of Sports and Exercise
EXSC 323Exercise Physiology I
EXSC 360Exercise Assessment and Prescription
EXSC 370Nutrition for Health and Human Performance
EXSC 403Wellness Practicum
EXSC 410Ethics of Sports and Exercise
EXSC 430Internship (Capstone Experience)
EXSC 440Physical Activity Programming
PE 200Contemporary Health Topics
PE 310Sociology and Psychology of Sports and Exercise
PEH 215First Aid and Safety
Supporting Requirements
BIO 223Human Anatomy and Physiology
PSY 201 Human Development
PE/PEH Electives: Must take three (3) of the following courses.
EXSC 404Advanced Exercise Physiology
PE 308Sports and Fitness Management
PE 309Physical Activity for Special Populations
PEH 405Consumer Health
PEH 435Health Ethics and Society