Prairie State College

PSC 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 Prairie State College (PSC) 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 Prairie State College
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENGL 101: Composition I
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102: Composition II
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101: Principles of Communication
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)  
MATH 112: College Algebra
or
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 151: College Algebra
or
MATH 115: Introduction to Statistics
Life Science (8 credit hours)
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
and
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4)

BIOL 221: Human Anatomy and Physiology I*
and
BIOL 222: Human Anatomy and Physiology II*

*Must take BIOL 221 and BIOL 222 from PSC in order to transfer as SXU's BIOL 202 and BIOL 203
Physical Science (3 to 4 credit hours)  
Physical Science Choose IAI approved course
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (6-9 credit hours)**
**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)
Choose three Social Sciences including one History General Education. Choose PSYCH 101 plus 2 additional Social and Behavioral Sciences.
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.

Major Requirements

Biology Core

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology PES 265: Physiology of Exercise
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy BIOL 221: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 203: Human Physiology BIOL 222: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science  
EXSC 210: Motor Behavior  
PE 112: Health and Fitness HLTH 101: Health and Wellness
PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries PES 235: Athletic Training Techniques
PE 124: Health and Nutrition PES 230: Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
EXSC 319: Kinesiology PES 250: Kinesiology
EXSC 380: Exercise Science Internship  
EXSC 390: Exercise Science Senior Seminar PES 299: Internship for Personal Trainers
PSYCH 335: Sport Psychology  

Methods Core

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences  
PSYCH 301: Research/Methods  

Electives

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Choose one of the following elective courses:
COMM 207: Sports Communication  
ENGL 235: Sports and Literature  
PSYCH 303: Human Motivation  
PYSCH 311: Physiological  
PYSCH 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.

Contact

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


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of 2019-2020 Catalog