Pre-Professional Concentration

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The Pre-Professional Concentration offers potential career pathways to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medicine.

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 I
     Prereq: Mathematics or Adv. High School Algebra
              4 hrs.
EXSI 200 Introduction to Exercise Science              3 hrs.



Required Core Courses (30 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 or 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.

Pre-Professional Concentration (32 hours)

BIOL *** Specialized Biology 
     Prereq: Varies
              4 hrs.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
     Prereq: CHEM 111
              4 hrs.
EXSI 315 Motor Behavior               3 hrs.
EXSI 420 Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice
     Prereq: EXSI 306 or permission
              3 hrs.
MATH 151 Calculus I              4 hrs.
PHYS 203 General Physics for Scientists I
     Prereq or Coreq: MATH 151
              4 hrs.
PHYS 204 General Physics for Scientists II
     Prereq: PHYS 203
              4 hrs.
PSYC 206 Developmental Psychology              3 hrs.
SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology               3 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 224 Nutrition for Wellness and Performance              3 hrs.
EXSI 310 Exercise Testing and Prescription             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 410 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations             4 hrs.
EXSI 420 Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice             3 hrs.
EXSI 421 Practicum in Exercise Science             1-3 hrs.
EXSI 495/496 Independent Study in Exercise Science             1-6 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.
SPMG 305 Sport Facility Design and Event Management             3 hrs.
SPMG 345 Legal Issues in Sports             3 hrs.
SPMG 355 Finance and Economics of Sport             3 hrs.

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


Helpful Resources

Pre-Professional Curriculum Map

Pre-Professional Advising Form