The requirements for a major in exercise science are 56 credits:

Exercise Science Courses
EXS 245Introduction to Exercise Science2
EXS 350Physiology of Exercise4
EXS 360Health Promotion Programming and Evaluation4
EXS 365Testing and Prescription in Exercise Science4
EXS 370Strength and Conditioning Programming & Management2
EXS 371Resistance Training Techniques2
EXS 410Exercise Counseling & Behavioral Strategies4
EXS 460Exercise and Chronic Disease4
EXS 465Research Methods and Testing in Exercise Science4
EXS 467Biomechanics of Human Motion4
EXS 489Pre-Practicum Seminar0
EXS 490Practicum in Exercise Science4
FND 321Nutrition4
PED 252Prevention and Care of Sport-Related Injuries2
BIOL 121Cell Biology4
BIOL 306Human Anatomy and Physiology4
CHEM 127General Chemistry I4
or CHEM 142 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
Total Hours56

 An overall GPA of 2.5 or better is required for the Exercise Science major. A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses in the major.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

The four-year plan detailed below is a suggested coursework sequence. This plan may need to be adapted based on course offerings as well as individual student circumstances, such as transfer credit and study away experiences. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FYS 110 Engaged Citizenship Seminar 4
COM 111
Introduction to Communication Studies
or Writing to Engage
BIOL 121 Cell Biology 4
World Language I 4
WELL 110 Engaging in Lifelong Wellness 1
ENG 110
Writing to Engage
or Communicating to Engage
CHEM 142
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
or General Chemistry I
World Language II 4
Elective/Core 4
WELL 111 Engaging in a Balanced Life 1
Second Year
EXS 245 Introduction to Exercise Science 2
FND 321 Nutrition 4
REL 200 Christianity and Religious Diversity 4
Social Science Exploration Course 4
BIOL 306 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PED 252 Prevention and Care of Sport-Related Injuries 2
Math Exploration Core Course 4
Cultural Diversity Perspectives Core Course 4
Third Year
EXS 350 Physiology of Exercise 4
EXS 360 Health Promotion Programming and Evaluation 4
Global and Internaitonal Perspectives Core Course 4
Elective 4
EXS 365 Testing and Prescription in Exercise Science 4
Humanities or Arts Exploration Core Course 4
Religion 300 J Core Course 4
Elective 4
Fourth Year
EXS 370 Strength and Conditioning Programming & Management 2
EXS 371 Resistance Training Techniques 2
EXS 465 Research Methods and Testing in Exercise Science 4
EXS 489 Pre-Practicum Seminar 0
Humanities or Arts Exploration Core Course 4
Elective 4
EXS 410 Exercise Counseling & Behavioral Strategies 4
EXS 460 Exercise and Chronic Disease 4
EXS 467 Biomechanics of Human Motion 4
EXS 490 Practicum in Exercise Science 4
 Total Hours126

Exercise Science majors must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better and a grade of "C" or better for all courses required in the major and this concentration.