Mar 31, 2023  
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science, Allied Health Pre-Professional Concentration, B.S.

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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 an Allied Health Pre-Professional Concentration prepares students for further study in an allied health field (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, nursing, and more) by integrating applied, hands-on learning experiences with a firm understanding of basic facts, theory, and research about health and physical activity.

Admission Requirements:

Students transferring from another major of another university must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of at least 15 credits with a GPA of 2.50 or above
  • Completion of BIO 161, BIO 162, or BIO 237 (or their equivalents) 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 Allied Health Pre-Professional Concentration must meet the following criteria:
  • Top 50% of graduating class and overall high school GPA of 3.40 or better

Exercise Science Requirements (54 cr.)

Allied Health Pre-Professional Concentration Courses (25 cr.)

General Education

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements Specific for this major

Free Elective Courses (19-20 cr.)

ESC courses may be taken as free electives

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