Health Fitness Concentration

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The Health Fitness Concentration offers potential career pathways to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, corporate wellness, exercise physiology, and strength and conditioning.

Prerequisites to the BS Program Core (19 hours)

Major Requirements
BIOL 111 General Biology              4 hrs.
BIOL 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
     Prereq: BIOL 111 or permission
              4 hrs.
BIOL 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
     Prereq: BIOL 203 or permission
              4 hrs.
CHEM 111 General Chemistry
     Prereq: Mathematics or Adv. High School Algebra
              4 hrs.
EXSI 200 Introduction to Exercise Science              3 hrs.


Required Core Courses (32 hours)

BIOL 222 Medical Terminology
     Prereq: BIOL 203
              1 hr.
EXSI 306: Exercise Physiology I
     Prereq: BIOL 204, CHEM 111, EXSI 200 or permission
              4 hrs.
EXSI 335 Kinesiology
     Prereq: BIOL 204, EXSI 200 or permission
              3 hrs.
EXSI 406: Exercise Physiology II
     Prereq: EXSI 306 or permission
              4 hrs.
EXSI 432 Research Methods
     Prereq: EXSI 306, EXSI 335 or permission
              3 hrs.
EXSI 444: Exercise Science Capstone Seminar
     Prereq OR Coreq: EXSI 432
              2 hrs.
EXSI 451 Internship in Exercise Science*
     Prereq: EXSI 432, Valid CPR/AED or permission
              6 hrs.
PHED 145 Weight Training              1 hr.
PSYC 201: General Psychology              3 hrs.
RELI 341 Christian Ethics              3 hrs.
*The internship must be taken during the summer.

Health Fitness Concentration (17 hours)

EXSI 224 Nutrition for Wellness and Performance
     Coreq: EXSI 200 or permission
              3 hrs.
EXSI 310 Exercise Testing and Prescription
     Prereq: EXSI 200, PHED 145 or permission
              4 hrs.
EXSI 410 Exercise Programming for Special Populations
     Prereq: EXSI 310 or permission
              4 hrs.
EXSI 420 Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice
     Prereq: EXSI 306 or permission
              3 hrs.
MATH 105 Statistics              3 hrs.
Electives             15 hrs.*

*Electives must be selected from the below listing of approved concentration electives.

Approved Concentration Electives

BIOL *** Specialized Biology             4 hrs.
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I             4 hrs.
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II             4 hrs.
CHEM 422 Biochemistry             4 hrs.
EXSI 315 Motor Behavior             3 hrs.
EXSI 320 Exercise and Sport Psychology             3 hrs.
EXSI 351 Special Topics in Exercise Science             1-3 hrs.
EXSI 360 Exercise Science Travel             1-3 hrs.
EXSI 421 Practicum in Exercise Science             1-3 hrs.
EXSI 495/496 Independent Study in Exercise Science             1-6 hrs.
EXSI 497 Exercise Science Research             3 hrs.
EXSI 498 Exercise Science Thesis             3 hrs.
HLED 323 First Aid/CPR with Instruction Certification             3 hrs.
MGMT 410 Entrepreneurship             3 hrs.
MRKT 304 Advertising and Promotion             3 hrs.
MRKT 420/MGMT 422 Marketing Management             3 hrs.
PHYS 203 General Physics I             4 hrs.
PSYS 304 General Physics II             4 hrs.
PSYC 201 General Psychology             3 hrs.
PYSC 206 Developmental Psychology             3 hrs.
SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology             3 hrs.
SPMG 305 Sport Facility Design and Event Management             3 hrs.
SPMG 345 Legal Issues in Sport             3 hrs.
SPMG 355 Finance and Economics of Sport             3 hrs.

*Other courses as approved by the Exercise Science Program Director.



Helpful Resources

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