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Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science prepares student to enter career areas where exercise is an integral part of general health and human performance. Such areas include corporate health-wellness, private health-fitness clubs, diverse non-profit fitness-wellness agencies such as YMCA’s, and athletic performance including strength and conditioning.

All pre-admission courses must be completed with a C or better prior to gaining full admission to the major:

Please Note: Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to Central Washington University or the degree program.

Pre-Admission Courses:23 Credits
BIOL 201Human Physiology5
CHEM 111 + 111LIntro to Chemistry + Lab5
CHEM 112 + 112LIntro to Organic Chemistry + Lab5
EXSC 254Foundations of Fitness3
PHYS 111 + 111L

or PHYS 181 +181L

Introduction to Physics+ Lab

or General Physics + Lab

Required Courses:64 Credits
CHEM 113 + 113LIntro to Biochemistry + Lab5
EXSC 350 + 350LGross Anatomy + Laboratory5
EXSC 351 + 351LPhysiology + Laboratory5
EXSC 352Prev. Treat. Injuries4
EXSC 370Biomechanics5
EXSC 450 + 450LPhysiology of Exercise + Laboratory5
EXSC/NUTR 446Sport Nutrition & Weight Control3
EXSC 455 + 455LFitness Assess. & Exercise Presc.5
EXSC 456Clinical Physiology4
EXSC 470Sports Biomechanics3
EXSC 480Science of Resistanace Exercise4

or EXSC 495C

Fitness Centers/Clubs Practicum

or Management Practicum

EXSC 495DLaboratory Assessment Practicum2
EXSC 490Cooperative Education - Professional Internship12
Elective Courses:15 Credits
ACCT 301Financial Accounting Analysis (*)5
BUS 241Legal Environment of Business (*)5
COM 345Business and Professional Speaking4
ECON 201Principles of Economics Micro (*)5
HRM 381Management of Human Resources (*)5
MGT 380Organizational Management (*)5
MKT 360Principles of Marketing (*)5
PSY 401Psychology of Sport4
PSY 449Abnormal Psychology4

(*) Completion of these courses satisfies the requirements for a Business Minor

Total to Complete Major:102 Credits


Four-year Plan for the Exercise Science Major

The following table illustrates a typical four-year plan for successful completion of the Exercise Science Major.  Satisfying the requirements of General Education and graduation requirements specific to you are directed by the General Academic Advising Office and/or the Degree Checkout Office.  The Exercise Science Program has no purview over matters outside of the major.  The following table is merely a guideline.


CHEM 111 & 111L

General Ed

CHEM 112 & 112L

General Ed

CHEM 113 & 113L

General Ed


PHYS 111 & 111L or

PHYS 181 & 181

General Ed

BIOL 201      

General Ed

EXSC 254

EXSC 350 & 350L

General Ed


EXSC 351 & 351L

EXSC 352

EXSC 446

EXSC 370

EXSC 450 & 450L

EXSC 471

EXSC 495 A or B

Electives (5)


EXSC 455 & 455L

EXSC 480

Electives (5)

EXSC 456

EXSC 495 D

Electives (5)

EXSC 490