Harper College

HC Exercise Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist exercise science students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Harper College (HC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

The Exercise Science focuses on the scientific study and understanding of the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological effect on the human body. Program instruction is comprised of coursework featuring muscular and skeletal anatomy; biomechanics; fuel utilization; muscle and body training; physiology of specific exercises and activities; physiology of injury; and the effects of disabilities and disease; as well as psychological and social issues surrounding professions related to the program. The curriculum concludes with a career-oriented internship and capstone in Exercise Science and is a critical component of the program.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101
ENGL 188: Transfer English Course ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals SPE 101
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)  
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
MTH 103: College Algebra
MTH 165: Introduction to Statistics
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours) - Must have a lab
Life Science BIO 160 and BIO 161
Physical Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours) **
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course. Choose IAI approved course/s
History and Social Science (9-credit hours)
Choose PSYCH 101-Intro to Psychology plus two Social Sciences from other disciplines PSY 101 + 2 additional Social and Behavioral Sciences
Diversity Studies  
Cultures Within the U.S. *See Note for IAI waivers
Global Studies  
Cultures Outside of the U.S. *See Note for IAI waivers
*Illinois Articulation Initiative Waivers (IAI) are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring.

Major Requirements

Biology Core

Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology Taken at SXU
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy BIO 160 (Human Anatomy)
BIOL 203: Human Physiology BIO 161 (Human Physiology)

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science KIN 230
EXSC 210: Motor Behavior Taken at SXU
PE 112: Health and Fitness KIN 203 or HED 200
PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries KIN 202
PE 124: Health and Nutrition NTR 101; DIT 101 or KIN 225
EXSC 319: Kinesiology Taken at SXU
EXSC 380: Exercise Science Internship Taken at SXU
EXSC 390: Exercise Science Senior Seminar Taken at SXU
PSYCH 335: Sports Psychology KIN 223

Methods Core

Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences Taken at SXU
PSYCH 301: Research/Methods Taken at SXU


Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
Choose one of the following elective courses:
COMM 207:: Sports Communication Taken at SXU
ENGL 235: Sports and Literature Taken at SXU
PSYCH 303: Human Motivation Taken at SXU
PSYCH 311: Physiological Taken at SXU
PSYCH 341: Health Psychology Taken at SXU
SOC 140: Sociology of Sports Taken at SXU

Additional Information

Students enrolled in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences who did not transfer in any science courses, must complete all science courses at SXU.

Graduation with a B.S. in Exercise Science requires a grade of 'C' or better in every course required for the major.

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

of March 2019