Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC 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 Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) 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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)  
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
MTH 141
MTH 139
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science BIO 180 and BIO 181
Physical Science *See Catalog for IAI approved courses
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (6-9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least one Humanities and one Fine Arts) *See Catalog for IAI approved courses
History and Social Science (9-12 credit hours)
Choose PSYCH 101 (Intro to Psych) plus two Social Sciences PSY 101 and two additional Social and Behavioral Sciences


Choose one U.S. History and one Non-U.S. History

*See Note for IAI Waivers
Diversity Studies  
General Education: 3 credit hours of General Education - Cultures within the U.S. *See Note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies  
General Education: 3 credit hours of Foreign Language/Foreign Culture/Global Studies courses *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.

**As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. *See IAI waiver note.

Major Requirements

Biology Core

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology Taken at SXU
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy BIO 180*
BIOL 203: Human Physiology BIO 181*
*Must take BIO 180 and BIO 181 from MVCC in order to transfer as SXU's BIOL 202 and BIOL 203

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science Taken at SXU
EXSC 210: Motor Behavior PEH 160
PE 112: Health and Fitness PEH 161 or PEH 171
PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries PEH 170
PE 124: Health and Nutrition PEH 172
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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences Taken at SXU
PSYCH 301: Research/Methods Taken at SXU


Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community 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 Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu

As of March 2019