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Exercise Science Suggested Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. This major is an interdisciplinary program that includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, physical education, and psychology. The program concludes with a career-oriented internship and capstone in Exercise Science.  Students should use academic planning to schedule and track their degree progress.  Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science 3
MATH 135: Intro to Statistics 4
BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology 3
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PE 112: Health and Fitness 2
Semester 2 Credit Hours
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy w/lab 3
EXSC 210: Motor Behavior 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 203: Human Physiology w/lab 4
GE Fine Arts/Literature 3
PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology 3
 PE 124/EXSC 203: Health and Nutrition 3
 EXSC 319: Kinesiology 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
PE 120: First Aid & Athletic Injuries 3
GE Physical Science 3
GE Art/Music/Literature/Religious Studies/Philosophy 3
GE Global Studies 3
*Exercise Science Elective 3
*Choose one Exercise Science elective:  COMM 207; ENGL 235; PSYCH 303; PSCYH 311; PSYCH 341 or SOC 140
Semester 5 Credit Hours
GE History 3
 PSYCH 300: Stats/Social Sciences 3
EXSC 327: Measurements/EVAL 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
PSYCH 335: Sports Psychology 3
PE 118: Coaching Theory 3
PSYCH 301: Research Methods 4
GE Social Science/History 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
EXSC 390: Senior Seminar/Capstone 1
EXSC 366: Theory of S and C 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EXSC 380: EXSC Internship 2
EXCS 385: Program Design for Sport 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3