Exercise and Movement Science B.S.

The Exercise and Movement Science (EXMS) major comprises in-depth study of the theory and applications of Exercise and Movement Science in health, fitness and illness prevention in diverse populations. Students can tailor their educational experience to individual goals, including mentored internship and research experiences. Graduates of the EXMS major may pursue careers in related areas of fitness and health, such as health promotion, adapted physical activity, and fitness business ventures. They may also pursue one of several professional certifications, such as ACSM Exercise Specialist, or NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Finally, students graduating from this program may be qualified for graduate work in Exercise and Movement Sciences, Physical Therapy, and other health care programs.

Requirements for admission are the same as the general university requirements, with the addition that applicants must have taken high school biology, mathematics through trigonometry or precalculus, and chemistry; physics is highly recommended.

Exercise and Movement Science students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average. First-year students who do not meet the GPA requirements will be placed on academic trial. Failure to raise the semester GPA to 2.5 the subsequent semester, and the cumulative GPA to 2.5 upon completion of two subsequent semesters, is grounds for discontinuation from the major.

Any student beyond the first year whose semester and cumulative GPA is below 2.5 will be place on academic trial for one semester. To be removed from trial, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 by the end of the trial period. An inability to raise the required cumulative GPA to 2.5 during this trial period is grounds for discontinuation from the major.

In order to remain in good standing within the Exercise and Movement Science program, students must also be consistently progressing in required coursework. Failure to follow the required sequence of courses outlined in the Exercise and Movement Science program of study for more than one semester is grounds for discontinuation from the major.


A Model Curriculum in Exercise and Movement Science

First YearCredits
CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry
or CHEM 031 General Chemistry 1
RMS 157 Prevention & Care Athletic Inj3  
NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst1  
NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition3  
PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science  3
BIOL (any 3-credit Biology course)3  3
ENGS 001 Written Expression  3
EXMS 150 Intro to Exercise Science  1
Electives and/or Sustainability Credits4  4-6
Year Total: 14 14-16
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
EXMS 244 Nutrition for Health & Fitness3  
STAT 111 Elements of Statistics
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
EXMS 242 Exercise and Sport Psychology3  
Diversity 1 or Human/Behav Sci Elective13 3
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics5  3
RMS 175 Applied Kinesiology  3
Elective or Sustainability Credits  3
Year Total: 16 16
Elective or Human/Behav Sci Elective13  
EXMS 240 Motor Skill Learning & Control3  
EXMS 260 Adapted Physical Activity3  
RMS 213 Biomechanics of Human Movement3  
RMS 250 Exercise Physiology (or Elective)23-4 3-4
Elective or Sustainability Credits  3
RMS 188 D2:Org&Ldrship in AthTrn&Ex Sc  3
RMS 220 Research Methods I  3
EXMS 270 Senior Seminar  1
Elective  3
Year Total: 15-16 16-17
EXMS 245 Evaluation & Prescription3  
EXMS 263 Exercise in Chronic Conditions3  
NH 120 Health Care Ethics3  
Choose one of the following:6 6
EXMS 272 Senior Capstone Experience (taken in either semester)
Electives (taken in the semester when not taking EXMS 272)
EXMS 264 Certified Exerc Physiologist  3
EXMS 262 Human Perf & Ergogenic Aids  3
EXMS 268 Exercise Program Design  3
Year Total: 15 15
Total Credits in Sequence: 121-125

6 credits of Human/Behav Science: any course with the subject prefixes ANTH, HST, LANG, PHIL, POLS, PSYS, REL, SOC, THE


 Course may be taken in spring or fall semester


 Pre-professional take BIOL 002 w/lab


 Pre-professional take CHEM 26 or 32


 Pre-professional take PHYS 11 fall semester and PHYS 12 spring semester.

RMS 280 Senior Research Experience is available as a variable (1-6) credit elective under faculty mentorship.

6 credits meeting diversity requirements must be taken prior to graduation (3 credits D1 and 3 credits D1 or D2).

Must meet 3-credit sustainability requirement prior to graduation.

Minimum of 122 credits required for degree completion.