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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science [EXSC]


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The Kinesiology Department   offers the major in exercise science, which is a course of study that prepares students to rigorously apply the scientific method of discovery, analysis and research to a wide range of areas associated with human movement. Exercise science is concerned with how and why the human body responds to physical activity.

There are two primary areas of inquiry where exercise scientists focus their attention:

  • health-related aspects of physical activity, and
  • sports performance.

In regard to health-related aspects of physical activity, exercise scientists have studied how exercise benefits health. The study of sports performance by exercise scientists involves diverse areas, which can include the growth and development of athletes, nutritional needs of athletes, and movement analysis.

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 36-37 credit hours


E. Physical Education (PED) Activity Courses: 3 credit hours


Select three one-credit physical education activity courses, which can include activities with a PED prefix and/or any from the following list:

F. Free Electives: 17-18 credit hours


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science over Four Years


Link to General Education (GE ); Link to Foreign Language  

Total credit hours for semester: 17


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (2 cr. hr.)
EXS elective (3 cr. hr.) 
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
PED activity course (2 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 13


Fourth Year Spring


EXS elective (3 cr. hr.) 
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


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