Course Requirements

Exercise Science Major

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 116 Intro to Human Physiology w/ Lab 4
OR
BIO 255 Human Physiology w/ Lab 4
HP 126 Human Performance Nutrition 4
ES 261 Applied Human Anatomy 4
OR
BIO 115 Human Anatomy w/ Lab 4
ES 264 Kinesiology & Biomechanics 4
ES 323 Principles of Strength Training & Conditioning 4
ES 324 Principles of Fitness Assessment 4
ES 340 Exercise Techniques 4
ES 343 Motor Learning 4
ES 366 Physiology of Exercise w/ Lab 4
HP 372 Administration and Management of Health & Fitness Programs 4
ES 380 Internship - 4 credits minimum (1,2,4) 4-8
ES 425 Program Design & Periodization 4
ES 490 Senior Project 1,2,4
Exercise Science Major Total 49-54

Exercise Science Minor

The Exercise Science minor requires 5 courses to be taken that do not otherwise meet the requirements of a major. If ES 261 and ES 264 have not been taken as part of a major requirement, they must be taken as 2 of the 5 courses, with the student selecting any other 3 elective courses from the list.  

If ES 261 and ES 264 have been taken as part of a major requirement, the student will select any 5 of the remaining elective courses on the list.

The tracking of these exceptions will be included in advising sheets as well as in the students program evaluations.

Course # Course Title Credits
HP 126 Human Performance Nutrition# 4
ES 261 Applied Human Anatomy*#^ 4
OR
BIO 115 Human Anatomy w/ Lab*#^ 4
ES 264 Kinesiology & Biomechanics*#^ 4
ES 323 Principles of Strength Training & Conditioning 4
ES 324 Principles of Fitness Assessment 4
ES 340 Exercise Techniques 4
HP 372 Administration and Management of Health & Fitness Programs 4
ES 425 Program Design & Periodization 4
Exercise Science Minor Total 20

Options

(*)A student majoring in Allied Health Sciences may not count ES 261/BIO 115 or ES 264 toward the minor but may take any 5 of the 6 remaining on the list.

(#) A student majoring in Health Promotion can not take HP 126 as that counts toward the major but must take ES 261/BIO 115 and ES 264 plus any 3 of the remaining 5.

(^) A student in any other major for which ES 261/BIO 115 and ES 264 were not required must take those plus any 3 of the remaining 6 courses.