Physical Education with a Concentration in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science

Degree Description

The exercise science concentration in physical education is designed to prepare students to assume positions as exercise and fitness professionals. This concentration is also well-suited as a pre-professional program for students interested in further pursuing a career in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant, and other medical fields. Additionally, the exercise science concentration will prepare students for research intensive exercise science graduate programs in exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical activity, and others.

Admissions

Students must have a cumulative and major GPA of at least 2.5.

Requirements

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses must be taken:

PE 1800FITNESS FOR LIVING3
PE 2210GROUP EXERCISE LEADERSHIP2
PE 2220THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING RESISTANCE TRAINING2
BMCH 2400HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I4
BMCH 2500HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II4
PE 2430FOUNDATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
PE 2800MOTOR BEHAVIOR3
PE 3040PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
PE 3900MOTIVATION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY3
PE 4010LABORATORY METHODS IN EXERCISE SCIENCE6
PE 4150ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION THEORY AND PRACTICE3
BMCH 4630BIOMECHANICS3
PE 4800EXERCISE LEADER PRACTICUM I3
PE 4910INTERNSHIP IN EXERCISE SCIENCE6
PE 4930MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
PE 4940PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
HPER 3090APPLIED NUTRITION3
HED 3030FIRST AID3
HED/GERO/WGST 4550HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING3
PHYS 1110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
CHEM 1010CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY3
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
Select 4 hours of physical activity from the following:4
MODERN DANCE
BALLET
YOGA I
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
BACKPACKING & CAMPING
PILATES MATWORK
BALLROOM DANCE I
T'AI CHI FOR MOVEMENT IMPROVEMENT
WALKING/JOGGING
ZUMBA
INDOOR CYCLING
HIP HOP
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Select 15 hours of professional electives approved by the advisor.15
Total Credits93

Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences. Prior to graduation, all exercise science course work must be completed with a least a 2.5 overall GPA and no grade below “C-“.