Academic Catalog

Exercise Science Major, Medical Sciences Concentration — B.S.

The medical sciences concentration provides students with a theoretical understanding of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, physiological, and psychological responses and adaptations to exercise. Through concentration specific courses, electives, and research experiences, an exercise science degree with a medical sciences concentration specifically prepares students for entry into various professional programs (DC, MD, NP, OD, PA, OT, and PT) and for graduate training in biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, prosthetics, and sport psychology. The concentration also prepares graduates for employment in exercise- and health-science related research and clinical positions in both public settings and private industry.


General requirements10-11
Basic and Applied Sciences46
ESS Medical Sciences concentration20-33
Integrative Core Curriculum 125-29
Free electives19
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

Select one of the following:4
Finite Mathematics with Calculus
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistics for Business, Economics and Management
Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences
Basic Statistical Reasoning
Statistics in Psychology
PSYC xxxxxPsychology elective 13
HLTH 20200Human Nutrition3
EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I 24
EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II 24
EXSS 12500Foundations of Human Performance and Wellness (Foundations of Human Performance and Wellness)2
EXSS 20200Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXSS 22000Kinesiology4
EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
EXSS 30600Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
EXSS 32000Neuromuscular Control3
EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology 24
EXSS 37500Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences3
EXSS 47500Research Team I: Exercise and Sport Sciences3
EXSS 47700Research Team II3
Select from one of the following:3
Pathophysiology, Limited Capacity and Exercise
Biochemistry: Protein Structure & Function
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BIOL 11900Fundamentals of Biology: Cells and Bodies4
or BIOL 12100 Principles of Biology, Cell and Molecular
BIOL 12000Fundamentals of Biology: Ecology and Evolution4
or BIOL 12200 Principles of Biology, Ecology and Evolution
Select one of the following groups:8-17
Group A:
Principles of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry Laboratory
Group B:
Principles of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
Experimental Chemistry I
Experimental Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Quantitative Chemistry
Select one of the following:4-8
Introduction to Physics I
Principles of Physics I: Mechanics
Introduction to Physics I
and Introduction to Physics II
Principles of Physics I: Mechanics
and Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Total Credits76-90