Exercise & Sport Science Curriculum Requirements

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Exercise and Sport Science major consists of 50 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • PXS 1110 Introduction to Exercise & Sport Science (1 s.h.)
  • PXS 1200 Weight Training Techniques (2 s.h.)
  • PXS 2170 (or ATP 1200) First Aid/CPR/AED (2 s.h.)
  • PXS 2400 Human Nutrition (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2600 Motor Learning (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2800 Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2850 (or BIO 3060 or ATP 2850) Kinetic Human Anatomy (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2860 (or BIO 3080 or ATP 2860) Survey of Human Physiology and Diseases (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2900 Principles of Physical Conditioning (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3080 (or ATP 2300) Sport Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3120 Biomechanics (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3730 Exercise & Sport Science Observation (1 s.h.)
  • PXS 4000 Health & Fitness Management (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4040 Physiology of Exercise (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4050 Measurement & Evaluation (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4100 Exercise Adherence & Personal Training OR PXS 4110 Strength & Conditioning (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4120 Clinical Exercise Testing (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4150 Capstone (2 s.h.)
  • PXS 4920 Internship III (3 s.h.)

Major Electives

Select six semester hours from the following:

  • ATP 1590 Concepts of Athletic Training (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 1530 Fundamentals of Biology I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 1750 Personal Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3010 Entrepreneurship (3 s.h.)
  • CHE 1510 General Chemistry I (3 s.h.)
  • PHY 1510 General Physics I (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2090 Sport Pedagogy I (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2200 Computer Applications in PHE (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2500 History & Philosophy of Sport (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3000 Community Health (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3060 Adapted Physical Education (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3200 Motor Development (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3400 Sport Pedagogy II (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4100 Exercise Adherence & Personal Training (3 s.h.) (unless taken as a requirement)
  • PXS 4110 Strength & Conditioning (3 s.h.) (unless taken as a requirement)
  • PXS 4990 Independent Study in PHE & ESS (1-3 s.h.)

Note: Students may take PXS 2900 to satisfy the general education wellness requirement.

Additional Requirements: Students majoring in Exercise and Sport Science must meet the following requirements for graduation:

  1. A grade of C (2.0) or better in each course of the student’s major.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.

Minor Requirements

The Exercise and Sport Science minor consists of 20 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

  • PXS 1110 Introduction to Exercise & Sport Science (1 s.h.)
  • PXS 1200 Weight Training Techniques (2 s.h.)
  • PXS 2170 (or ATP 1200) First Aid/CPR/AED (2 s.h.)
  • PXS 2400 Human Nutrition (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2860 (or ATP 2860 or BIO 3080) Survey of Human Physiology and Diseases (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2900 Principles of Physical Conditioning (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4040 Physiology of Exercise (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4100 Exercise Adherence & Personal Training OR PXS 4110 Instructor Training in Strength & Conditioning (3 s.h.)