The Exercise Science major is designed for students who are interested in becoming a personal trainer, strength coach, aerobics instructor, or working in the health and wellness area such as spas, health clubs, commercial fitness centers, cruise lines or large motel/convention centers.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS



Program electives should enhance the student’s program of study. All electives must be pre-approved by School of Education PE advisor. Courses with a prefix of PE and those designated with an asterisk (*) must earn a grade of “C” or better.

Electives- Program electives must be chosen from 200, 300 or 400 level courses.


PROGRAM OF STUDY (POS)


Freshman - Semester One (Fall)

Code Course Credit
ENGL 103 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 112 Modern Applications of Mathematics 3
BIOL 214* Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise 4
PE 256 Introduction to PE, Sports Management and Exercise Science 3
PSYC 201 Intro to Psychology 3
PE 215 Weight Training 1
Subtotal: 17


Freshman - Semester Two (Spring)

Code Course Credit
ENGL 203 World Literature 3
PE 330 Exercise and Fitness 3
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3
CS 150 Personal Productivity Using Technology 3
XX xxx Fine Arts Core 3
Subtotal: 16


Sophomore - Semester Three (Fall)

Code Course Credit
HIST 150 Modern World History 3
PSYC 210 Human Growth and Development 3
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry 4
COMM 201SI Introduction to General Speech 3
PE 355 Motor Behavior 3
Subtotal: 16


Sophomore - Semester Four (Spring)

Code Course Credit
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PE 327 Nutrition and Substance Abuse 3
PE 391 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
(Prerequisite: BIOL 214 or permission by instructor)
3
DANC 112* Aerobics 1
IS xxx International Studies 3
Subtotal: 13


Junior - Semester Five (Fall)

Code Course Credit
PE 452 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, & Exercise Science
(Prerequisite: PE 256 or permission by instructor)
3
PE 470 Physiology of Exercise (Prerequisite:
PE 330 & BIOL 214 or permission by instructor)
3
PE 223 First Aid 1
PE 317 Sport Specific Training (Prerequisite:
PE 330 & BIOL 214 or permission by instructor)
3
MATH 205 Elementary Statistics 3
XX xxx Required Elective 3
Subtotal: 16

Junior - Semester Six (Spring)

Code Course Credit
PE 499 Adapted Physical Education, Sports, & Exercise Science (Prerequisite: PE 256 & PE 330 or permission by instructor) 3
PE 321 Sport & Exercise Psychology (Prerequisite: PSYCH 201 3
PE 350 Sport Sociology (Prerequisite: PE 256
or permission by instructor)
3
PE 480 Kinesiology (Prerequisite: PE 470, BIOL 214,
PE 391 or permission by instructor)
3
DANC 104* Body Stretching and Conditioning 1
XX xxx Required Elective 3
Subtotal: 16

Senior - Semester Seven (Fall)

Code Course Credit
PE 430 Measurement and Evaluation in Phsycial Education,Sports, & Exercise Science (Prerequisite:
PE 330 or permission by instructor)
3
MGT 308WISI Business Communication 3
HUM xxx Humanities 3

PE 485

Biomechanics 3
XX xxx Required Elective 3
Subtotal: 15

Senior - Semester Eight (Spring)

Code Course Credit
PE 490 Internship (Either one 12-credit internship or
two 6-credit internships)
Subtotal: 12
Total: 120

* Courses must earn a grade of “C” or better.​