Department of Physical Education & Human Performance

Physical Education Degree - Exercise  Science Emphasis

(36 credit hours)

The Exercise Science Emphasis is designed to provide students with knowledge and training that qualifies them for additional education through graduate studies and prepares them for careers related to the fitness, wellness, and sport industries.  Pre-allied health science, pre-physical therapy and physician assistant students may find this a viable undergraduate major.  Other careers pertaining to this degree include: personal trainers, health fitness specialists, program directors, and fitness coordinators.  Those wishing to teach and coach in the public schools should enroll in the Teaching/Coaching Emphasis program to ensure proper progress toward obtaining teaching licensure.

Requirements

General Education Core (see page 104 in catalog) Credits
Core Course Requirements 17 - 18
Knowledge Areas Requirements
(must take PE 1098, BIOL 1020/1025 OR BIOL 2320/2325 and BIOL 2420/2425)
19
University Requirements Credits
BS Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12
Core Courses: (27 credits) Credit pre-requisite
PE 3050 - Motor Learning 3  
PE 3060 - Sport & Exercise Biomechanics 3 BIOL 1020/1025 or BIOL 2320/2325
PE 3070 - Exercise Physiology 3 BIOL 1020/1025 or BIOL 2420/2425
PE 3080 - Athletic Training/Sports Medicine 3 BIOL 1020/1025 or BIOL 2320/2325
PE 4010 - Methods of Sport Conditioning 3  PE 3060 or PE 3070
PE 4020 - Research Methods and Statistics 3  
PE 4030 - Clinical Applications of Exercise Science 3 PE 1098, PE 3070
PE 4040 - Exercise Testing and Prescription 3 PE 1098
PE 4800 - Studies in Exercise Science 3  
** Must either take the class or have the current card of completion at graduation    
     ** PE 1543 - Adv. First Aid/CPR (Class or Card)** (1)  
Core Options: Choose three options (9 credits) Credits Pre-Requisite
PE 4400 - Evaluation of Lower Extremity and  Trunk 3 PE 3080
PE 4410 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation 3 PE 3080
PE 4430 - Evaluation of Upper Extremity and Trunk Injuries 3 PE 3080
PE 4450 - Therapeutic Modalities 3 PE 3080
PE 4740 - Organization & Administration of  Activity Based Programs 3  
PE 4750 - Psycho-Social Aspects of Sports 3  
PE 4860 - Physical Education Practicum 3  
NFS 3020 - Nutrition as  Related to Fitness & Sports 3  

*Indicates previous course numbers

Electives Credits
Other Electives  (Includes completing minor, & B.A./B.S. requirement or licensure)  47 - 48 credits

Total Credits, B.S. degree without licensure = 120

4-Year Sequence

Year One Credits
General Education Requirements or Electives   
University Orientation 1
PE 1098 Wellness Dynamics  3
PE 1543 Advanced First Aid - Emergency Care (CPR)  1
NFS 1020 Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition (Pre-Req for NFS 3020-option) 3
BIOL 1020 Human Biology with lab (Biol 1025) 4
Year Two  
General Education Requirements or Electives   
PE 3050 Motor Learning 3
PE 3080 Athletic Training/Sports Medicine 3
PE 4750 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sports   (Option) 1
NFS 3020 Nutrition as Related to Fitness & Sports  (Option) 1
Year Three   
PE 3060 Sport & Exercise Biomechanics 3
PE 3070 Exercise Physiology 3
Electives and Minor Requirements   
Year Three or Four  
PE 4010 Methods of Sport Conditioning 3
PE 4020 Research Methods and Statistics 3
PE 4030 Clinical Applications of Exercise Science 3
PE 4040 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
PE 4400 Evaluation of Lower Extremity and Trunk (Option) 3
PE 4410 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation  (Option) 3
PE 4430 Evaluation of Upper Extremity and Trunk (Option) 3
PE 4450 Therapeutic Modalities 3
PE 4740 Organization and Administration of Activity  Based Programs (Option) 3
PE 4800 Studies in Exercise Sciences 3
PE 4860 Physical Education Practicum (Year 4) (Option) 3
Electives and Minor Requirements   

*Prerequisites required.
**Required for K-12 and Secondary Licensure