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Exercise Science Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Exercise Science

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.

Required Exercise Science Courses                                                                 

  • Introduction to Exercise Science                                            
  • Exercise Physiology                                                                     
  •  Sophomore Seminar: Professional Skills in Exercise Science    
  •  Exercise Physiology Practicum                                                  
  • Foundations of Human Movement                                              
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription                                                
  • Special Populations; IDE: 361-365 (choose one)                      
  • Senior Comps                                                                             

Required Core: Graduate School Track                                                   

  • Anatomy and Physiology I                                                        
  • Anatomy and Physiology II                                                      
  • Concepts in Chemistry                                                              
  • Junior Seminar: Ethics and Grant Writing                                 
  • Senior Seminar: Contemporary Issues                                      
  • Senior Research Thesis                                                              
  • IDE: Senior Research Thesis Data Collection                          

Required Core: Applied Track

  • Elements of Anatomy and Physiology                                        
  • Foundations Chemistry                                                                 
  • Strength Training and Conditioning                                              
  • Senior Clinical Thesis    

Personal Option Program (POP)

Graduate Track must complete at least 4 credit hours from the following:
Applied Track must complete at least 8 credit hours from the following:

  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Strength  Training and Conditioning
  • Scholarship in Exercise Science
  • Foundations of Sports Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids
  • Medical Terminology
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Corporate and Worksite Wellness
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Exercise Leadership
  • Sport Entrepreneurship
  • Senior Exercise
  • Senior Residential
  • Adult Exercise
  • Healthy Campus
  • Youth and Adolescents
  • Fitness Assistant
  • Sport Coach
  • Faculty Research Assistant
  • Lab Assistant                                                      

Requirements for a Minor in Exercise Science

Required Courses                                                                                       

  • Exercise Physiology                                                                
  • Foundations of Human Movement                                              

Choose any two or three (if Exercise Physiology Practicum is chosen) of the following:

  • Exercise Physiology Practicum                                                  
  • Basic Pharmacology                                                                   
  • Strength Training and Conditioning                                                
  • Foundation of Sports Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids                      
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription                                                 
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation                                                         
  • Corporate and Worksite Wellness                                                
  • Environmental Physiology         

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