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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
COM 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COM 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours) 
MTH 141
MTH 139
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIO 180
BIO 181
Life Science
Choose IAI approved course/s Physical Science
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSY 101 PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
Choose IAI approved course/s Social and Behavioral Science from other discipline
Diversity Studies and Global Studies (6 credit hours) 
*See Note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S
*See Note for IAI Waivers Cultures Outside of 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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  BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology
BIO 180* BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
BIO 181* BIOL 203: Human Physiology
*Must take BIO 180 and BIO 181 from MVCC in order to transfer as SXU's BIOL 202 and BIOL 203

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

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  EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science
PEH 160 EXSC 210: Motor Behavior
PEH 161
PEH 171
PE 112: Health and Fitness
PEH 170 PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries
PEH 172 PE 124: Health and Nutrition
  EXSC 327: Measures and Evaluation
  EXSC 366: Program and Design for Sport
  EXSC 385: Theory of Strength and Conditioning
  EXSC 319: Kinesiology
  EXSC 380: Exercise Science Internship
  EXSC 390: Exercise Science Senior Seminar
  PSYCH 335: Sports Psychology

Methods Core

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  PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences
  PSYCH 301: Research/Methods


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Choose one of the following elective courses:
  COMM 207: Sports Communication
  ENGL 235: Sports and Literature
  PSYCH 303: Human Motivation
  PSYCH 311: Physiological
  PSYCH 341: Health Psychology
  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

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