Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Exercise Science Major, Personal Training Track, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Exercise Science Major, Personal Training Track, B.A./B.S.

Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education >> Kinesiology and Sport 

The major in exercise science prepares students for entry-level positions in academic, clinical, corporate, commercial, and community settings that offer exercise programs for health and fitness, performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation. The curriculum follows the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the recommendations of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Students will exit the program highly prepared to complete future certification exams either the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and/or the NSCA Certified Strength or Conditioning Specialist. There are currently four distinct academic tracks for students to choose from: a) general exercise science, b) strength and conditioning, c) pre-occupational therapy, and d) pre-physical therapy. This major is also designed to prepare student to continue their education at the graduate level.

Exercise Science Major Required Courses (54 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
KIN 192 - Concepts in Wellness and Fitness

USI Core 39: Foundations-Physical Activity and Wellness


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1
EXSC 225 - Fundamentals of Strength Training Techniques
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
KIN 282 - CPR for the Healthcare Provider and Sports Injury Prevention
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 2
EXSC 283 - Career Preparation for Exercise Science
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EXSC 376 - Behavioral Strategies of Exercise
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 383 - Kinesiology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EXSC 392 - Biomechanics and Motor Behavior
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
EXSC 394 - Measurement and Evaluation
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EXSC 396 - Fitness Management
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
EXSC 397 - Physiology of Exercise
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
EXSC 484 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 487 - Principles and Applications of Fitness Training
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 488 - Program Design for Diverse Populations
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
KIN 492 - Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

Other Required Courses

BIOL 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
BIOL 122 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
NUTR 378 - Nutrition for Fitness and Sports
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
HP 115 - Medical Terminology for the Health Professions
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 2

 

Personal Training Track (28-32 hours)

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
EXSC 496 - Practicum in Exercise Science
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3-6

 

MATH 111 - College Algebra  or

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
MATH 114 - Quantitative Reasoning

USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

PHYS 101 - Introduction to the Physical Sciences

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
CHEM 107 - Elements in Everyday Chemistry

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
EXSC 287 - Technology in Exercise Science
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
PSY 371 - Adulthood and Aging
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
KIN 385 - Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
KIN 485 - Methods of Personal Training
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
EXSC 495 - American College of Sports Medicine Personal Training Certification Review
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
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