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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Course
SPE 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
MTH 103: College Algebra
MTH 165: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours) - Must have a lab
BIO 160
BIO 161
Life Science
Choose IAI approved course/s Physical Science
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours) **
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts
**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.
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
*See Note for IAI waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies
*See Note for IAI waivers Cultures Outside of the U.S.
*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

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Taken at SXU BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology
BIO 160 (Human Anatomy) BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
BIO 161 (Human Physiology) BIOL 203: Human Physiology

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

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

Methods Core

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PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences Taken at SXU
PSYCH 301: Research/Methods Taken at SXU


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Choose one of the following elective courses:
Taken at SXU 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

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