2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science (B.S.): Pre-Professional Physical Therapy Concentration - L

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Program Description

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 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:

  1. a foundation of knowledge in the natural sciences
  2. an understanding of the behavior of the human organism in causing, controlling and responding to movement
  3. a variety of career or post-secondary educational opportunities in exercise science
  4. the technological and practical skills to access and read scholarly materials in exercise science
  5. a demonstration of independent research

Minimum required credits for the program: 64-70

Required Core Courses (41 credits)

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 recieve a grade of C- or higher in all program required courses to count toward the programmatic degree.

Pre-Professional Physical Therapy Concentration: (30 credits)

*This concentration satisfies most application requirements for advanced graduate study in Physical Therapy. Some graduate programs require Pre-Calculus and 6 credits of Psychology as prerequisites.

Exercise Science students in the Pre-Professional Physical Therapy concentration are required to take PSY 1010 or PSY 2070 for their Being in the World: Society & Behavior (NBEW) GECC requirement.

Only 3 credits of XSC 4810 may be used to fulfill this concentration. XSC 4130 must be taken twice for a total of 4 credits.

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