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. This program prepares students to challenge select certification examinations with organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and others.

Degree Requirements


PE 2428 Flexibility, Core, and Balance Training 1.5
PE 2550 Foundations of Physical Education (TECO) 3
PE 2640 Burdenko Conditioning 1.5
PE 2831 Resistance Training Techniques 1.5
PE 3570 Kinesiology 3
PE 3580 Physiology of Exercise 3
PE 3750 Physiology of Exercise Laboratory 1
PE 3760 Advanced Laboratory Techniques 3
PE 3850 Introduction to Research Writing 1
PE 4520 Principles and Theories of Strength and Conditioning 3
PE 4770 Cardiovascular Physiology 3
PE 4780 Exercise Prescription 3
PE 4790 Exercise Biochemistry 3
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 3220 Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living (TECO) 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO) 3
Capstone Experience - complete both courses: 6
PE 4805 Senior Research I (WRCO)
PE 4810 Senior Research II
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 23.5

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