Academic Catalog

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

The sport 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 sport sciences concentration specifically prepares students for specialized graduate training in such fields as biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, prosthetics, physiology, and sport psychology. The concentration also prepares students for direct entry into exercise science related careers, such as fitness management, fitness journalism, coaching, and pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales.


General requirements13-15
Basic and Applied Sciences48
ESS Sport Sciences concentration18
Integrative Core Curriculum 125-29
Free electives16
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

Select one of the following:4
MATH 10700
Calculus for Decision Making
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
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Physics I
Physics of Human Movement
WRTG 10600Academic Writing I3
HLTH 12200Emergency Health Care1
HLTH 20200Human Nutrition3
EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I 14
EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II 14
EXSS 20200Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXSS 22000Kinesiology4
EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
EXSS 26200Personal Training4
EXSS 26400Strength and Conditioning Foundations4
EXSS 30600Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement3
EXSS 32000Neuromuscular Control3
EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology 14
EXSS 32200Lab Techniques: Biomechanics and Neurophysiology Assessment2
EXSS 47500Research Team I: Exercise and Sport Sciences3
EXSS 47700Research Team II3
Select 18 credits of the following:18
Leadership and Team Building in Exercise and Sport
Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology
Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology
Exercise and Rehabilitation Psychology
Sport and Exercise Counseling
Pathophysiology, Limited Capacity and Exercise
Cardiopulmonary Assessment for Exercise
Fundamentals of Biology I: Cells and Bodies
Fundamentals of Biology II: Ecology and Evolution
Principles of Biology, Cell and Molecular
Principles of Biology, Ecology and Evolution
Principles of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry Laboratory
Experimental Chemistry I
Experimental Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Quantitative Chemistry
Introduction to Physics II
or Any minor
Total Credits79-81