Minimum required credits for the program: 62
Students majoring in Exercise Science are required to take MAT 1020 and MAT 2021 for the Mathematics and Computing in the World (NMCW) GECC requirement, and BIO 1212 (preferred) or BIO 1210 for the Natural & Physical Worlds (NNPW) GECC requirement. All students in the B.S. in Exercise Science program must receive a C- or higher in all program required courses to count toward the programmatic degree. In addition, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 after the completion of 45 college credits at NVU.
Exercise Science students in the Pre-Professional Athletic Training PSU Fast Track concentration are required to take PSY 1010 for the Being in the World: Society & Behavior (NBEW) GECC requirement. Before transfer to PSU, students are expected to complete the NVU GECC and a minimum total of 100 credits.
The degree program in exercise science combines fundamental interdisciplinary study in the natural sciences and liberal arts with extensive laboratory, experiential, and professional internship practices. The mission of the department is to provide exceptional academic and professional preparation for careers in exercise science. Emphasis is placed upon the development of academic, practical, and critical skills needed for lifelong learning as advocates of health promotion, strength and conditioning, and disease/injury prevention and treatment.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing undergraduate studies in the department of exercise science will emerge with the following outcomes:
- a foundation of knowledge in the natural sciences
- an understanding of the behavior of the human organism in causing, controlling and responding to movement
- a variety of career or post-secondary educational opportunities in exercise science
- the technological and practical skills to access and read scholarly materials in exercise science
- a demonstration of independent research