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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 Science Courses (24 hours)
HS 161 Medical Terminology 1 hour
HS 162 Introduction to the Health Sciences 1 hour
HS 165 Responding to Medical Emergencies 3 hours
HS 201 Physiology of Exercise 3 hours
HS 202* Nutrition 3 hours
HS 228 Sport and Wellness Psychology 3 hours
HS 351 Biomechanics 3 hours
HS 380 Advanced Functional Anatomy 3 hours
HS 446 Field Internship 3 hours
HS 490 Seminar in Exercise Science 1 hour
Biology (12 hours)
BIO 111* General Biology 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Chemistry (8 hours)
CH 103 Introduction to Chemistry 4 hours
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry
Math (4 hours)
MA 265X* Statistics 4 hours
Bioethics (3 hours)
BE 474X Introduction to Bioethics 3 hours
Electives (3 hours)
Choose one:
HS 364 Rehabilitiation and Therapeutic Exercise 3 hours
HS 360 General Medical Conditions in the Physically Active 3 hours
HS 204 Functional Anatomy 3 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PHY 112 General Physics II 4 hours
*Fulfills a general education requirement