Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Elementary Statistics
Select one course numbered 188 3
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Natural Sciences 9
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Select one of the following:
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 6
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Introduction to Nutrition
Select one course numbered 388 3
BS Science-related course requirements
MATH 102College Algebra 13
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to complete 120 credit hours9
Total Credit Hours120

Please see the Department for Entrance Requirements. Other information available at the program's Web page.

Major Option

Exercise Science Requirements
PE 305Fitness Leadership3
PE 310Introduction to Human Physiology of Exercise3
PE 329Introduction to Health Promotions3
PE 360Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics4
PE 422Administration of Strength Programs2
PE 461Physiology of Exercise4
PE 467Fitness Testing3
PE 468Public Health Aspects of Physical Activity3
PE 475Research Methods in Exercise Science3
PE 496Professional Readiness in Exercise Science1
REC 477Internship4
Take 3 hours from:3
Sports Nutrition
Special Topics in Exercise Nutrition
Total Credit Hours36

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.

Suggested minors for Exercise Science majors include: Biology, Chemistry, Health Science, Psychology or Public Health.