The program in exercise science is designed to prepare candidates for a variety of career options, including teaching physical education, coaching, analyzing and prescribing fitness programs, athletic training, or preparation for professional programs in allied health.

Graduates of this program should be well prepared to enter graduate programs of study in such areas as exercise physiology, biomechanics, athletic training, sport management, medical school, physical therapy school, and other allied health professional schools.

Requirements for B.S. in Exercise Science

Requirements for the B.S. in Exercise Science

Students must have 40 hours of 3000/4000-level classes to graduate.

University Core (State Minimum Core) 35
MATH – A prerequisite course, MATH 1203, may be required.
Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203)
Precalculus Mathematics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1305)
Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
Additional Required Sciences (20 hours)
BIOL 2443
BIOL 2441L
Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture)
and Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab)
4
BIOL 2213
BIOL 2211L
Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture)
and Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab)
4
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121L
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
4
or CHEM 1223
CHEM 1221L
Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
CHEM 2613
CHEM 2611L
Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture)
and Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab)
4
or CHEM 3603
CHEM 3601L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
PHYS 2013
PHYS 2011L
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)
4
Additional Non-EXSC Requirements (18 hours)
NUTR 1213Fundamentals of Nutrition3
COMM 1313Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3
STAT 2303Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)3
or PSYC 2013 Introduction to Statistics for Psychologists
or SOCI 3303 Social Data and Analysis
PBHL 2663Terminology for the Health Professions3
PSYC 3023Abnormal Psychology3
Exercise Science Core Required (24 hours)
EXSC 2733Introduction to Exercise Science3
EXSC 3153Exercise Physiology 23
EXSC 3353Mechanics of Human Movement 23
EXSC 3533Laboratory Techniques 23
EXSC 4323Exercise Prescription3
EXSC 4773Performance and Drugs3
EXSC 4833Exercise Applications for Special Populations3
or EXSC 4833H Honors Exercise Applications for Special Populations
EXSC 4903Internship in Exercise Science 13
or KINS 405V Independent Study
or KINS 498VH Kinesiology Honors Thesis/Project
Related Electives chosen from NUTR, PBHL, BIOL, ANSC, FDSC, POSC prefixes or the following:18
Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Principles and Theories of Strength and Conditioning
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Honors Research Methods in Exercise Science
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Advanced Mechanics of Human Movement
Honors Advanced Mechanics of Human Movement
Psychology of Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Kinesiology Honors Thesis Tutorial
Health Behavior: Theories and Application
Principles of Epidemiology
Motor Development
Finite Mathematics
Finite Mathematics
Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab)
General Genetics
General Genetics Laboratory
Cell Biology
Cell Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Neurobiology
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Elements of Biochemistry
Developmental Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 2103)
College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
and College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)
University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)
General Electives 8
Total Hours120

Exercise Science B.S.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan in Kinesiology should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Students must have 40 hours of 3000/4000-level classes to graduate. Find out more about the University Core requirements.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
or CHEM 1203 and CHEM 1201L
4  
Choose from:3  
General Elective (recommend MATH 1203 if appropriate)
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203)
or MATH 1284C Precalculus Mathematics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1305)
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Fine Arts or Humanities-University Core3  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
Fine Arts or Humanities-University Core  3
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
or CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L
  4
Choose from:  3
General Elective (if math requirement met excluding STAT 2303)
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203)
or MATH 1284C Precalculus Mathematics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1305)
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)  3
Year Total: 17 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
EXSC 2733 Introduction to Exercise Science3  
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition3  
HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
3  
PBHL 2663 Terminology for the Health Professions3  
BIOL 2443 Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture)
& BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab)
4  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)  3
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
or PSYC 2013 Introduction to Statistics for Psychologists
or SOCI 3303 Social Data and Analysis
  3
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture)
& BIOL 2211L Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab)
  4
General Elective  2
Social Science-University Core  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)
4  
EXSC 3153 Exercise Physiology3  
EXSC 3353 Mechanics of Human Movement3  
General Elective3  
Related Elective3  
EXSC 3533 Laboratory Techniques  3
CHEM 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture)
& CHEM 2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab)
or CHEM 3603 and CHEM 3601L
  4
Related Elective   6
PSYC 3023 Abnormal Psychology  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
EXSC 4323 Exercise Prescription3  
EXSC 4833 Exercise Applications for Special Populations
or EXSC 4833H Honors Exercise Applications for Special Populations
3  
Social Science-University Core3  
Related Elective3  
EXSC 4903 Internship in Exercise Science1
or KINS 405V Independent Study
or KINS 405VH Honors Independent Study
or KINS 498VH Kinesiology Honors Thesis/Project
  3
EXSC 4773 Performance and Drugs  3
Related Elective  6
Year Total: 12 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120