May 18, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science (BS)

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Federal CIP: 31.0505 Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Program Goals

  • Provide students with a broad knowledge of exercise science and a foundation for understanding the role of science in exercise and health promotion.
  • Prepare students for graduate study and research in the exercise sciences such as exercise physiology, motor control/learning, biomechanics, sport psychology, and athletic training.
  • Prepare students for entry into professional schools associated with medicine, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, and osteopathy.
  • Provide students with a sound knowledge base to work in health promotion and fitness-related professions.
  • Provide students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through internship experiences and research.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic sciences and their application to exercise science;
  • demonstrate the ability to measure physiological outcomes and exercise prescriptive techniques, including the ability to utilize various assessment equipment related to skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic systems;
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze and assess human movement in a variety of developmentally appropriated levels and contexts and the ability to develop comprehensive wellness programs for health purposes for an individual, groups, or even industry, and for healthy and at risk populations; and
  • demonstrate how psychological and spiritual components relate to exercise, health promotion, weight control, etc., and how a Christian world view should promote wellness.

Exercise Science BS Requirements

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 53-64 hrs.

Electives 12-27 hrs.


Total: 120 hrs.

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