Joliet Junior College

JJC 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 Joliet Junior College (JJC) 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 Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)  
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 131
MATH 128
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
BIOL 203: Physiology
BIO 250 and BIO 251*
Physical Science See catalog for IAI approved Physical Science
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least one Humanities and one Fine Arts) See catalog for IAI approved Humanities/Fine Arts
History and Social Science (9 credit hours)
Choose two Social Sciences from at least two different disciplines PSYCH 101 + 2 additional Social Sciences
*See note for IAI Waivers
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)  
Cultures within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)  
Cultures outside 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.
**Students may satisfy 6 credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts General Education by completing PHIL 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course from SXU.

Major Requirements

Biology Core

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology BIO 131
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy BIO 250*
BIOL 203: Human Physiology BIO 251*
*Must take BIO 250 and BIO 251 from JJC in order to transfer as SXU's BIOL 202 and BIOL 203

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science KIN 201
EXSC 210: Motor Behavior KIN 170
PE 112: Health and Fitness KIN 215
PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries KIN 207 or KIN 208
PE 124: Health and Nutrition KIN 150 or HEAL 109
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 Taken at SXU

Methods Core

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


Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior 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