Academic Catalog


Bachelor of Science Exercise Science (BS)

J. Kyle Davis, M.S., Undergraduate Program Director
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This program is designed to prepare students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs in settings such as hospitals, wellness and rehabilitation centers, sports medicine clinics, government agencies, health and fitness centers, and corporate industry. Academic preparation focuses on the scientific aspects of exercise related to asymptomatic and symptomatic populations. The program also serves to prepare students for graduate studies in exercise science, physical therapy, and other allied health fields.

Major Declaration

To officially declare a major in Exercise Science, students must complete EXSC 225 and the following courses with a C or better : ENGL 110C, MATH 102M or MATH 103M, BIOL 121N, BIOL 122N, CHEM 121N, CHEM 122N, and BIOL 240 or BIOL 250  

Students who have met all major declaration requirements will be referred by their advisor in the Health Sciences Advising Center to the program director for major declaration and assignment to a program advisorFor additional information on the curriculum or major declaration requirements, please contact: Program Director ( or the College of Health Sciences Advising Center ( 

Advanced Placement

Departmental examinations for advanced placement are available for selected courses in the undergraduate programs. Please contact the department chair for further details. Refer also to the Policy on Prior Learning Assessment Credit Options at the Undergraduate Level in this Catalog.