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
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective COM 102
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 Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**

Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least one Humanities and one 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.

Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology PSY 101
Social and Behavioral Science from other discipline Choose IAI approved course/s
Diversity Studies and Global Studies (6 credit hours)  
Diversity: Cultures Within the U.S *See Note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies: Cultures Outside of 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.

Major Requirements

Biology Core

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology  
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  
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 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

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences  
PSYCH 301: Research/Methods  


Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
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)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

of 2019-2020 catalog