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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: Introduction to Statistics 3 or 4
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PE 112: Health and Fitness 2
Semester 2 Credit Hours
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology 3
GE History/Social Science Course 3
PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injury 3
PHIL 140/150 (T): The Examined Life 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy 3
BIOLB 202: Lab 1
EXSC 275: Exercise Physiology for Sport 3
EXSCL 275: Lab 1
EXSC 295: Research Methods 3
EXSC 203/PE 124: Nutrition for Sport/Health or Nutrition Across Lifespan 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
EXSC Elective 3
EXSC 210: Motor Behavior 3
BIOL 203: Human Physiology with lab 4
GE Humanities: Literature/Art/Music 3
GE Humanities: Rel Studies/Philosophy 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
GE History Course 3
PSYCH 300: Statistics for Social Sciences 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
EXSC 327: Measures and Evaluation 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
EXSC 335: Sports Psychology 3
EXSC 319: Kinesiology 3
EXSC Elective 3
GE Diversity Studies Course 3
Elective or course for minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
EXSC 366: Strength and Conditioning Theory 3
EXSC 390: EXSC Senior Seminar 3
GE Global Studies Course 3
GE Physical Science 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EXSC 380: Exercise Field Experience 2
EXSC 385: Program and Design for Sport 3
EXSC Elective 3
GE Writing Intensive 3
Elective or course for a minor 3