Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
Elementary Statistics 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)13
LOPER 7: Social Science
General Psychology
LOPER 8: Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry for the Health Sciences
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
LOPER 11: Wellness3
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
BS Science-related course requirements0-3
MATH 102College Algebra
Program Specified Requirements3
PE 108Introduction to Nutrition
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 324
Unrestricted electives
Needed to complete 120 credit hours23-20
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 107Introduction to Exercise Science1
PE 305Fitness Leadership2
or PE 414 Implementation of a Strength Program
PE 310Introduction to Human Physiology of Exercise3
PE 329Introduction to Health Promotion3
PE 360Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics4
PE 422Essentials of Strength and Conditioning2
PE 461Physiology of Exercise4
PE 467Fitness Testing4
PE 468Public Health Aspects of Physical Activity3
PE 475Research Methods in Exercise Science3
PE 452Exercise Prescription for Special Populations3
PE 496Professional Readiness in Exercise Science1
Take 3 hours from:3
PE 469Sports Nutrition
or PE 372 Special Topics in Exercise Nutrition
Total Credit Hours36

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


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option may need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


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.