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.

The program is intended to provide a foundation in various areas related to the overall area of kinesiology. 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, and corporate or industrial fitness.

The Department has had great success with our graduates being accepted into professional graduate schools.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Exercise Science

Program Coordinator:  Ms. Gayle McDonald

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements." 
I. General Education Requirements 47 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 and Lab

II. Major Requirements
BIO 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
HEA 121 Principles of Nutrition 3
HEA 217 First Aid and CPR 2
KIN 120 Foundations of Kinesiology (W) 3
KIN 327 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (W) 3
KIN 328 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 338 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 397 Practicum in Exercise Science 2
KIN 420 Motor Learning 2
KIN 437 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
KIN 497 Senior Practicum in Exercise Science 2
MAT 235 Introductory Statistics 3
Plus six (6) hours which must be selected from the following courses (one course must be a writing (W) class):                                                                    6
KIN 320 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (W) (3)
KIN 329 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
KIN 425 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (W) (3)
KIN 426 Adaptive Physical Education (W) (3)

39 hours
III. Additional Requirements  
 Math/Science Course for B.S. Degree  3-4 hours
IV. Electives (including additional Bible) 36-37 hours

Total Hours                                                                                                   126 hours

Each major in Kinesiology or Exercise Science 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 their advisor and maintain a Participation Evaluation Form. At least fifty (50) points must be earned before the student may graduate.