Exercise Science is the scientific study of human movement and the changes caused by physical activity in the body with the goal of understanding how to maintain or improve health and fitness. A Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a Human Performance & Fitness Concentration prepares students for employment in the health and fitness industry (such as personal training, strength and conditioning, group exercise, wellness coaching, and more) by integrating applied, hands-on learning experiences with a firm understanding of basic facts, theory, and research about health and physical activity.
Students transferring from another major or another university must meet the following criteria:
Completion of at least 15 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or above
Completion of any Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course with a grade of C or higher
Note: It is strongly recommended that transfer students complete (or are scheduled to complete) BIO 237: Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 238: Anatomy & Physiology II (or their equivalents) with a grade of C or better prior to transferring to Exercise Science. Both courses are necessary to progress through the major and not having them may delay your progress and/or graduation semester if you are transferring as a sophomore or higher
High school students interested in the Human Performance & Fitness Concentration must meet University admission standards
Exercise Science Requirements (54 cr.)
All core and Human Performance and Fitness concentration courses must be completed with a C or higher