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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science


The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepares students to enter career areas that guide healthy human functioning across the general health to athletic performance spectrum. Potential employment encompasses corporate health-wellness programs, private health-fitness organizations, non-profit/community activity centers, institutional recreation centers, athlete identification and development programs, personal training, and specialty strength and conditioning coaching. 

All courses for the major require a grade of C or better.

Required Courses:68 Credits
BIOL 201Human Physiology5
EXSC 254Foundations of Fitness3
NUTR 101Introduction to Human Nutrition5
EXSC 350 + 350LGross Anatomy + Laboratory5
EXSC 351 + 351LPhysiology + Laboratory5
EXSC 352Prev. Treat. Injuries4
EXSC 371Movement Analysis5
EXSC 450 + 450LPhysiology of Exercise + Laboratory5
EXSC/NUTR 446Sport Nutrition & Weight Control3
EXSC 455 + 455LFitness Assess. & Exercise Presc.5
EXSC 471Sports Biomechanics3
EXSC 480Science of Resistance Exercise4

or EXSC 495C

Fitness Centers/Clubs Practicum

or Management Practicum

EXSC 495DLaboratory Assessment Practicum2
EXSC 490Cooperative Education - Professional Internship12
Elective Courses:28 Credits
BUS 401Business Boot Camp (*)1
COM 345Business and Professional Speaking4
MGT 380Organizational Management (*)5
MGT 394Legal Considerations in Sport Business (*)5
MGT 395Leadership in Business Organizations (*)5
MKT 360Principles of Marketing (*)5
MKT 370Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (*)5
MKT 371Sponsorship and Promotion in Sport Business (*)5
MKT 372Revenue Generation and Finance in Sport Business (*)5
NUTR 350Weight Management3
PSY 401Psychology of Sport4

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

Total to Complete Major:96 Credits


Four-year Plan for the Exercise Science Major

The following table gives a brief illustration of 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.  For a detailed four year plan please click (Here).






EXSC 254
General Ed
BIOL 201
General Ed
NUTR 101
General Ed


EXSC 350 & 350L
General Ed
EXSC 351 & 351L    
General Ed
EXSC 450 & 450L
General Ed


EXSC 371
EXSC 446
EXSC 471
EXSC 455 & 455L
EXSC 480


EXSC 495 A or C
EXSC 495 D
EXSC 490


Valuable Resources for Current Exercise/Fitness Professionals or Those Seeking Degrees & Certifications Around The U.S.



For Students Interested in becoming a Pre-Major Contact:

Pat Coffey
Bouillon Hall Room 205
(509) 963-3423
Call to arrange an appointment

Drop-in advising with Pat Coffey
Bouillon Hall Room 205
Wednesdays 8am - 11am
Thursdays 8am - 10am

For Current Pre-Major Students Applying to the Major Contact:

Dr. Tim Burnham
Purser Hall Room 103
(509) 963-1764

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