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By taking courses that prepare you with in-depth knowledge of physiology and anatomy, exercise science majors have the unique opportunity to learn how to integrate an understanding of physical well-being and movement. Equipped with this knowledge, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Take advantage of our dual-degree program and complete a MA in Athletic Training in only one extra year, which can get you started in a range of fitness careers.



Requirements total 54 hours. This includes 24 hours of Health Science courses, 12 hours of Biology, 8 hours of Chemistry, 4 hours of Math, 3 hours of Bioethics, and 3 hours of Internship. Up to 15 of the required hours may be used to meet general education requirements. Interesting courses you could take:

  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physiology of Exercise

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Reading a textbook will only teach you so much…at some point you need to have hands-on experience with the material you’ve learned. You will have the opportunity to complete an internship that will develop your skill and knowledge as you interact with professionals in your field. Through this off-campus internship, you will solidify your classroom learning as you get hands-on experience with your course material.

Career Objectives Include:



Course Title Credits
Health Sciences Courses
HS 161 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HS 162 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Sciences 1 hour
HS 165 Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training 3 hours
HS 168 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury 3 hours
HS 201 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours
HS 202 Nutrition* 3 hours
HS 251 Kinesiology 3 hours
HS 454 Measurement, Research, Statistics and Technology 3 hours
HS 490 Seminar in Interprofessional Health Sciences 1 hour
BIO 111 General Biology* 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
MA 285X Statistics* 4 hours
BE 474X
or BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
or Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology* 3 hours
HPW 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology 3 hours
Total Hours 46 hours
*Fulfills a general education requirement