South Suburban College

SSC 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 South Suburban College (SSC) 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 program 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
ENG 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 108 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
MTH 165
MTH 126
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIO 185
BIO 186
Life Science
Choose IAI approved course/s Physical Science
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (6-9 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.
History and Social Science (9 credit hours)
PSY 101 and 2 additional Social and Behavioral Sciences PSYCH 101 (Intro to Psychology) and one History and one Social Science or History
Diversity Studies
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Outside of 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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Taken at SXU BIOL 117: Exercise Physiology
*BIO 185 (ANAT and PHYS I) BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
*BIO 186 (ANAT and PHYS II) BIOL 203: Human Physiology
*Must take BIO 185 and BIO 186 at SSC to transfer in as SXU's BIOL 202 and BIOL 203

Behavioral Kinesthetics Core

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  EXSC 130: Intro to Exercise Science
  EXSC 210: Motor Behavior
HLT 101 PE 112: Health and Fitness
  PE 120: First Aid and Athletic Injuries
NTR 100 PE 124: Health and Nutrition
  EXSC 319: Kinesiology
  EXSC 380: Exercise Science Internship
  EXSC 390: Exercise Science Senior Seminar
  PSYCH 335: Sports Psychology

Methods Core

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Taken at SXU PSYCH 300: Statistics/Social Sciences
Taken at SXU PSYCH 301: Research/Methods


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Choose one of the following elective courses from SXU
  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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