Exercise Science B.S.
The Exercise Science (EXSC) 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 EXSC major may pursue careers in related areas of fitness and health, such as health promotion, adapted physical activity, and corporate wellness. They may also pursue one of several professional certifications, such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified exercise physiologist, or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certified strength and conditioning specialist. Finally, students graduating from this program may be qualified for graduate work in exercise and movement science, 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 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 placed 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 Science program, students must also be consistently progressing in required coursework. Failure to follow the required sequence of courses outlined in the Exercise Science program of study for more than one semester is grounds for discontinuation from the major.
A Model Curriculum in Exercise Science
|CHEM 023 Outline of General Chemistry4|
or CHEM 031 General Chemistry 1
|RMS 157 Prevention & Care Athletic Inj||3|
|Elective and/or Sustainability Course||3|
|NH 050 App to Hlth: From Pers to Syst||1|
|NFS 043 Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|PSYS 001 Intro to Psychological Science||3|
|BIOL (any 3-credit Biology course)3||3-4|
|ENGS 001 FW: Written Expression||3|
|EXSC 150 Intro to Exercise Science||1|
|Electives and/or Sustainability Credits||3-6|
|ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|NFS 163 Sports Nutrition||3|
|STAT 111 QR: Elements of Statistics|
or STAT 141 QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
|EXSC 242 Exercise and Sport Psychology||3|
|Diversity 1 or Human/Behav Sci Elective1||3||3|
|ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|PHYS 013 Conceptual Physics5||3|
|RMS 175 Applied Kinesiology||3|
|RMS 220 Research Methods I||3|
|Elective or Human/Behav Sci Elective1||3|
|EXSC 260 Adapted Physical Activity||3|
|RMS 213 Biomechanics of Human Movement||3|
|RMS 250 Exercise Physiology (or Elective)2||3||3|
|RMS 252 Exercise Physiology Lab||1||1|
|EXSC 240 Motor Skill Learning & Control||3|
|Elective or Sustainability Credits||3|
|EXSC 270 Exer Sci Professional Seminar||1|
|NH 120 Health Care Ethics||3|
|EXSC 245 Evaluation & Prescription||3|
|EXSC 263 Exercise in Chronic Conditions||3|
|RMS 295 Special Topics||3||3|
|Choose one of the following:||6||6|
EXSC 272 Senior Capstone Experience (taken in either semester)
Electives (taken in the semester when not taking EXMS 272)
|EXSC 264 Certified Exerc Physiologist|
or EDPE 267 Sci Strength Training&Condtng
|EXSC 268 Exercise Program Design||3|
|Total Credits in Sequence:||122-126|
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.