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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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
MATH 151: College Algebra
MATH 115: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Life Science (8 credit hours)
BIOL 221: Human Anatomy and Physiology I*
BIOL 222: Human Anatomy and Physiology II*
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4)
*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)
Choose IAI approved course 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)
PSYCH 101 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose 2 additional Social Sciences including one History General Education.
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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PES 265: Physiology of Exercise BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology
BIOL 221: Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
BIOL 222: Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 203: Human Physiology

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

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  EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science
  EXSC 210: Motor Behavior
HLTH 101: Health and Wellness PE 112: Health and Fitness
PES 235: Athletic Training Techniques PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries
PES 230: Nutrition for Sports and Exercise EXSC 203: Nutrition for Sport
PES 250: Kinesiology EXSC 319: Kinesiology
  EXSC 327: Measures and Evaluation
  EXSC 366: Program and Design for Sport
  EXSC 380: Exercise Science Internship
  EXSC 385: Theory of Strength and Conditioning
PES 299: Internship for Personal Trainers 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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