Major in Exercise Science

The primary aim of the course of study in Exercise Science is to provide students with a well-rounded, scholarly understanding of the multidimensional aspects relating to the study of human movement and performance. This degree plan is designed primarily for students wishing to prepare for graduate work in kinesiology or a related area and/or careers in such areas as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, fitness centers, cardiac and physical rehabilitation, corporate or industrial fitness, or sports psychology. The Department has had great success with our graduates being accepted into professional graduate schools.

4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Exercise Science have been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Physical Therapy)

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Exercise Science
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements." 
I. General Education Requirements 48 hours
  (Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")

Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra 
Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to PSY 210 General Psychology
Limit III. B. 1. Biology to BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Limit III. B. 2. Chemistry or Physical Science to CHE 121 General Chemistry I

II. Major Requirements
BIO212 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
HEA121 Principles of Nutrition 3
HEA217 First Aid and CPR 2
KIN120 Foundations of Kinesiology (W) 3
KIN327 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (W) 3
KIN328 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN338 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN397 Practicum in Exercise Science 2
KIN420 Motor Learning 2
KIN437 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
KIN497 Senior Practicum in Exercise Science 2
MAT235 Introductory Statistics 3
    Plus six (6) additional hours which must be selected from the  
    following (one class must be a writing (W) class): 6
KIN320 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (W) (3)
KIN329 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
KIN425 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (W) (3)
KIN426 Adaptive Physical Education (3)

39 hours
III. Additional Requirements  
 Math/Science Course for B.S. Degree  3-4 hours
IV. Electives (including additional Bible) 35-36 hours

Each major in this department is expected to participate in a variety of professional and related activities. Each student, whether seeking licensure to teach or not, is to obtain from the department chair and maintain a Participation Evaluation Form. At least fifty (50) points must be earned BEFORE the student may graduate.