Exercise Science Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.: Exercise Science
  • B.S.: Exercise Science
  • Minor: Exercise Science

Course Listings

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Degree Requirements:

B.A. in Exercise Science (46 credits)

Required Courses in Health and Sport Studies – 34 credits

  • HSS 170: Introduction to Exercise Science. 4 credits
  • HSS 204: Applied Anatomy OR HSS 350 Gross Anatomy. 4 credits
  • HSS 250: Nutrition. 4 credits
  • HSS 270: Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries (w/ CPR & First Aid). 2 credits
  • HSS 370: Exercise Physiology. 4 credits
  • HSS 373: Exercise Testing and Prescription. 4 credits
  • HSS 375: Exercise for Special Populations. 4 credits
  • HSS 377: Principles of Strength and Conditioning. 4 credits
  • HSS 470: Senior Capstone. 2 credits
  • HSS 491: Internship. 2 credits

Required Courses in Other Departments – 4 credits

  • BIOL 125: Human Physiology. 4 credits

Elective Courses for Major – 8 credits from:

  • HSS 220: Event and Facility Management. 4 credits
  • HSS 224: Sport Law. 4 credits
  • HSS 230: Contemporary Issues in Sport Sociology and Psychology. 4 credits
  • HSS 273: Motor Learning. 2 credits
  • HSS 275: Biomechanics. 2 credits
  • PSYC 201 (or equivalent): Statistics. 4 credits
  • PSYC 202: Experimental Design. 5 credits

Note: For students intending to pursue graduate school in an allied-health field (e.g. medical school, physical or occupational therapy school, etc.), Applied Anatomy (HFS 204) and Human Physiology (BIOL 125) may be substituted with Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 325) and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 326/327)

B.S. in Exercise Science (66-68 credits)

Required Courses in Health & Sport Studies – 22-24 credits

  • HSS 170: Introduction to Exercise Science. 4 credits
  • Anatomy courses: (8 credits or 10 credits)
    • HSS 350: Gross Anatomy. 4 credits AND HSS 351: Human Physiology. 4 credits
      OR
    • BIOL 325: Anatomy & Physiology I. 5 credits AND BIOL 326: Anatomy & Physiology II. 4 credits AND BIOL 327: Anatomy & Physiology II Lab. 1 credit
  • HSS 370: Exercise Physiology. 4 credits
  • HSS 473: Exercise Testing and Prescription. 4 credits
  • HSS 470: Senior Capstone. 2 credits

Required Courses in Related Departments – 24 credits

  • BIOL 170: Concepts in Biology I. 5 credits
  • BIOL 180: Concepts in Biology II. 5 credits 
  • CHEM 121: Models of Chemical Systems I. 5 credits
  • CHEM 162: Models of Chemical Systems II. 5 credits 
  • One statistics course – 4 credits from:
    • BUSN 210. Business and Economic Statistics. 4 credits
    • DATA 227. Introductory Statistics. 4 credits
    • PSYC 201. Statistics. 4 credits

Group I Electives for B.S. in Exercise Science – 8 credits from:

  • ENGL 335TF: Narrative Medicine. 4 credits
  • ENGL 352TA: Reading the Body. 4 credits
  • PHIL 110: Logic and Critical Reasoning. 4 credits 
  • PHYS 201: Physics I. 5 credits 
  • PHYS 202: Algebra-based Physics II. 5 credits 
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology. 4 credits
  • PSYC 202: Experimental Design. 5 credits
  • PSYC 212: Health Psychology. 4 credits
  • PSYC 213: Psychopharmacology. 4 credits
  • PSYC 230: Lifespan Development. 2-3 credits
  • PSYC 251: Abnormal Psychology. 4 credits
  • PSYC 252: Child Abnormal Psychology. 4 credits
  • PSYC 280: Psychology of Cultural Diversity. 4 credits
  • RELI 213: Religion and Medicine. 4 credits

Group II Electives for B.S. in Exercise Science – 12 credits from:

  • BIOL 221: Pharmacology. 4 credits 
  • BIOL 223: Pathophysiology. 4 credits 
  • CHEM 201: Organic Chemistry I. 5 credits
  • CHEM 305: Molecular Toxicology. 4 credits
  • HSS 220: Event Planning and Facility Management. 4 credits
  • HSS 222: Sport Marketing. 4 credits
  • HSS 230: Sport Psychology. 4 credits
  • HSS 250: Nutrition. 4 credits
  • HSS 270: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. 2 credits
  • HSS 273: Motor Learning. 4 credits
  • HSS 275: Biomechanics. 4 credits
  • HSS 280: Techniques in Weight Training. 2 credits
  • HSS 281: Techniques in Aerobic Training. 2 credits
  • HSS 475: Exercise for Special Populations. 4 credits
  • HSS 377: Strength and Conditioning. 4 credits
  • HSS 491: Internship. 1-4 credits

 

Minor in Exercise Science (20 credits)

Required Courses for Minor – 12 credits

  • HSS 170: Introduction to Exercise Science. 4 credits
  • HSS 204: Applied Anatomy. 4 credits OR HSS 350: Gross Anatomy. 4 credits
  • HSS 370: Exercise Physiology. 4 credits

Elective Courses for Minor – 8 credits from:

  • HSS 230: Contemporary Issues in Sport Sociology and Psychology. 4 credits
  • HSS 250: Nutrition. 4 credits
  • HSS 273: Motor Learning. 2 credits
  • HSS 275: Biomechanics. 2 credits
  • HSS 373: Exercise Testing and Prescription. 4 credits
  • PSYC 201 (or equivalent): Statistics. 4 credits
  • PSYC 202: Experimental Design. 5 credits
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