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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101
ENG 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours) 
MATH 131
MATH 128
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIO 250
BIO 251*
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
BIOL 203: Physiology
See catalog for IAI approved Physical Science Physical Science
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
See catalog for IAI approved Humanities/Fine Arts  
**Sudents 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)
PSYCH 101 + 2 additional Social Sciences Choose two Social Sciences from at least two different disciplines
*See note for IAI Waivers and
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours) 
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours) 
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures outside 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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BIO 131 BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology
BIO 250* BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
BIO 251* BIOL 203: Human Physiology
*Must take BIO 250 and BIO 251 from JJC in order to transfer as SXU's BIOL 202 and BIOL 203

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

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KIN 201 EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science
KIN 170 EXSC 210: Motor Behavior
KIN 215 PE 112: Health and Fitness
KIN 207
KIN 208
PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries
KIN 150
HEAL 109
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
Taken at SXU PSYCH 335: Sports Psychology

Methods Core

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


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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)
Phone: 773-298-3510

of March 2019