BA in Exercise Science

Program Requirements

All students enrolled in exercise science must hold and maintain a CPR/AED certification. First aid certification is recommended but not required.

The BA in exercise science requires a 2.500 GPA overall and for the major, and a minimum of 120 total credit hours including the following:

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
PHYS 213General College Physics I5
CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
ID 300Design Thinking & Innovation3
HPS 113Introduction Exercise Science3
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology5
or HS 290 Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology
HPS 302Administration in Exercise Science3
HPS 328Biomechanics of Human Movement3
HPS 440Concepts in the Prescription of Exercise3
HPS 461Kinesiology3
HPS 470Experiential Fitness Practicum in Exercise Science3
HPS 490Physiology of Exercise3
HPS 495Internship in Exercise Science (Track electives, chosen in consultation with an advisor, may be substituted for HPS 495) 1, 29
HPS 541Seminar in Strength and Conditioning3
HPS 762Statistical Concepts in Human Performance Studies 33
Total Credit Hours54


Select additional exercise science electives, electives and general education credits to total 120 credit hours. Please consult with an advisor for options.

Applied Learning

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in exercise science program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. The requirement can be met by successfully completing HPS 495 Internship in Exercise Science.