Because of the diversity of career options within the field of Exercise Science it is important to identify a career path that works for you. It is highly recommended that before you register for courses within the Exercise Science program you speak with one of the faculty members to help better guide your individual program of study. 


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 


  

Exercise Science majors must complete the following courses:

 

Code Course Credit
​PE 215 ​Weight Training 1​
PE 223​ First Aid​ 1​
​PE 256 ​Introduction to Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science 3​
PE 317​ Sport Specific​ Training ​3
​PE 321 Sport & Exercise Psychology​ 3​
​PE 327 ​Nutrition and Substance Abuse in Exercise Science 3​
​PE 330 Exercise & Fitness​ 3​
​PE 350 Sport Sociology​ 3​
​PE 355 Motor Behavior​ 3​
​PE 391 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries​ 3​
​PE 430 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science ​ 3​
PE 452​ Organization & Administration of Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science​ 3​
PE 470​ Physiology of Exercise​ 3​
​PE 485 Biomechanics​ 3​
​PE 490 Internship in Exercise Science​ 12​
​PE 499 ​Adapted Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science 3​
                                                                                                                                            Subtotal:​ 53
 

 

AND the additional required courses:

 

Code Course Credit
BIOL 214* or​ Human Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise Science​ 4​
  BIOL 215* (r)​   Human Anatomy & Physiology I​   (4)​
CHEM 101 or​ Introductory College Chemistry​ 4​
  CHEM 103 (r)​   General Chemistry I​   (4)​
(both courses satisfy the Core Lab Science requirement)
​COMM 201SI Introduction to General Speech​ Communication 3​
DANC 104​ Body Conditioning and Stretch​ 1​
DANC 112​ ​Aerobics 1​
MATH 112 or​ Modern Applications of Math​ 3​
​  MATH 112 (r)   Calculus I​   (4)​
(both courses satisfy the Core Mathematics requirement)
MATH 205 or​ Elementary Statistics​ 3​
​  MATH 206 (r) ​  Statistical Methods in Science   (4)​
​MGT 308WS Business Communications​ 3​
​PSYC 201 Introductory Psychology ​ 3​
(satisfies the Core Social Science requirement)
PSYC 210​ Human Growth & Development​ 3​
XX xxx​ Twelve (12) credit hours of required electives.  Consult SES faculty to determine  12​
appropriate elective courses to enhance student's degree.​
                                                                                                                                           Subtotal:​ 40​
  (42)
                                                                                                                                                 Total:​ 93​
  (95)
 

 

EXERCISE MAJOR Important Notes:

  • Courses with a prefix of PE and those designated with an asterisk (*) must earn a grade of “C” or better.
  • Program electives should enhance the student’s program of study.
  • All required electives must be pre-approved by a Department of Sport and Exercise Science academic advisor.
  • The letter (r) indicates a recommended course only and should not be mistaken for a required course. 
     

PROGRAM OF STUDY (POS)


Due to the large number of required major courses and semester specific major courses, the following Program of Study is recommended for Exercise Science majors to stay on track and thus meet the correct prerequisite courses needed to complete the degree and graduate in a timely manner.

 

Freshman - Semester One (Fall)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 256
Introduction to Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science
3
ENGL 103
Introduction to Writing
3
MATH 112 or
  MATH 140 (r)
Modern Applications of Mathematics (Prerequisite: MATH 104 or instructor consent)
   Calculus I (Prerequisite: MATH 110 or instructor consent)
3
  (4)
CS 150
Personal Productivity Using Technology
3
CHEM 101 or 
  CHEM 103 (r)
Introductory College Chemistry
  General Chemistry I
4
  (4)
Subtotal:
16
  (17)

Freshman - Semester Two (Spring)
 
 Code
Course
Credit
HIST 150
Modern World History
3
ENGL 203
World Literature
3
PSYC 201
Introductory Psychology
3
COMM 201SI
Introduction to General Speech Communication
3
XX xxx or
  CHEM 104 (r)
Required Elective
  General Chemistry II (Prerequisite: CHEM 103)
4
  (4)
Subtotal:
16

Sophomore - Semester Three (Fall)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 321
Sport & Exercise Psychology (Prerequisite: PSYC 201)
3
PE 330
Exercise & Fitness (Prerequisite: PE 256)
3
PHIL 101
Introduction to Philosophy
3
ECON 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
BIOL 214* or 
  BIOL 215* (r)
Human Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise
  Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Co-requisite: CHEM 101)
4
  (4)
Subtotal:
16

Sophomore - Semester Four (Spring)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 350
Sport Sociology (Prerequisite: PE 256)
3
PE 327
Nutrition / Substance Abuse in Ex Science (Prerequisites: BIOL 214 & CHEM 101)
3
XX xxx
Fine Arts requirement
3
PSYC 210
Human Growth & Development (Prerequisite: PSYC 201 or sophomore status)
3
XX xxx or
  BIOL 216* (r)
Required Elective
  Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Prerequisite: BIOL 215)
4
  (4)
Subtotal:
16

Junior - Semester Five (Fall)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 317
Sport Specific Training (Prerequisites: PE 330 & BIOL 214)
3
PE 355
Motor Behavior (Prerequisite: BIOL 214)
3
PE 452
Organization & Administration in Physical Education, Sports & Exercise Science
3
MATH 205 or
  MATH 206 (r)
Elementary Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH 104 or instructor consent)
  Statistical Methods in Science (Prerequisite: MATH 140 or instructor consent)
3
  (4)
XX xxx or
  BIOL 221 (r)
Required Elective
  Nutrition (Prerequisite: CHEM 101)
4
  (3)
Subtotal:
16
  (17)

Junior - Semester Six (Spring)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 223
First Aid
1
PE 391
Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries(Prerequisite: BIOL 214; Co-requisite: PE 223)
3
PE 430
Measurement & Evaluation in PE, Sports & Ex Science (Prerequisite: MATH 205)
3
IS xxx
International Studies requirement (Prerequisites: ENGL 103 & HIST 150)
3
HUM xxx
Humanities requirement (Prerequisites: ENGL 103 & 203)
3
MGT 308WS
Business Communication (Prerequisites: ENGL 103, CS 150 & sophomore status)
3
Subtotal:
16

Senior - Semester Seven (Fall)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 215
Weight Training 
1
DANC 104 Body Conditioning and Stretch​ 1​
​DANC 112 Aerobics​ 1
PE 499
Adapted PE, Sports & Exercise Science (Prerequisites: PE 330 & PE 355)
3
PE 490
Internship (must submit application)
6
Subtotal:
12

Senior - Semester Eight (Spring)
 
Code
Course
Credit
PE 470
Physiology of Exercise (Prerequisites: BIOL 214 & PE 330)
3
PE 485
Biomechanics (Prerequisites: PE 480)
3
PE 490
Internship (must submit application)
6
Subtotal:
12
 
Program Total:
 
120
  (122)
“*” Courses must earn a grade of “C” or better.​ 
“r” indicates a recommended course.
PE courses in red indicate recommended semester schedule