Course Details

Exercise and Sport Physiology, Bachelor of Science

120 credits

This major provides a strong science-based curriculum of advanced study in exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, strength and conditioning, and research methodology with an emphasis on the improvement and understanding of human performance. Laboratory activities, research, and clinical applications are components of this program. Majors will be prepared for careers in clinical rehabilitation/research settings, strength and conditioning settings, the health/fitness industry, and future graduate study in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy, medicine, and other allied health related fields. The program prepares students to challenge select certification examinations such as the American College of Sports Medicineís Certified Health Fitness Specialist and the National Strength and Conditioning Associationís Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Degree Requirements


PE 2750
PE 2755
PE 3570 Kinesiology 3
PE 3580 Physiology of Exercise 3
PE 3720 Motor Learning 3
PE 3750 Physiology of Exercise Laboratory 1
PE 3890
PE 3895
PE 4520 Principles and Theories of Strength and Conditioning 3
PE 4780 Exercise Prescription 3
PE 4820
PE 4825
PE 4840
PE 4860
Group A - complete two of the following: 3
PE 2428 Flexibility, Core, and Balance Training
PE 2640 Burdenko Conditioning
PE 2831 Resistance Training Techniques
PE 2525 Group Exercise Leadership
PE 2740 Water Exercise Techniques
Group B - complete one of the following: 3
CC 3860 Psychological Aspects of Sports
PE 4010 Exercise and Health Psychology (INCO)
Capstone Experience - complete both courses: 6
PE 4830
PE 4880 Physical Education Internship
AT 3400 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals 2
BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
CH 2335 General Chemistry I (QRCO) 4
CH 2340 General Chemistry II 4
HE 2500 First Aid and CPR/AED 1.5
HE 3220 Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO) 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO) 3
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
DICO Diversity Connection 3
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3
INCO Integration Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 25.5

*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.