Mar 18, 2018  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Exercise Science, BS

The bachelor of science in sport and exercise science is a science-based undergraduate curriculum that explains the contribution of chemistry, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning and psychology to effective exercise and sport performance. Students wishing to enter the job market with a bachelor’s degree are prepared for entry level positions with community, medical, corporate and athletic fitness programs delivered by health clubs, YMCAs, hospitals, industry, and intercollegiate or professional sports teams, and are equally prepared for employment in the sales or marketing division of exercise or medical equipment manufacturers. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements for the university, high school students considering a major in exercise science should take courses in chemistry and physics, as well as a fourth year of mathematics such as calculus or probability and statistics.



In order to earn a bachelor of science degree with a major in sport and exercise science, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, including the following:

I. Core Curriculum Requirements

II. College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Modern Language 115, 125, 135, or equivalent (15)


All students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate competency through the 135 level in a language other than English. This competency is ordinarily achieved by successful completion of the three-course sequence: 115, 125, and 135. Because these courses are a college requirement, no course in the sequence may be taken on a pass/fail, correspondence, or audit basis. Placement into other than the beginning course of the sequence is achieved by acceptable performance on the Modern Language Competency Examination. See the Modern Languages Department  for details on the examinations. Courses used to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences modern language requirement may not be used to fulfill sport and exercise science major requirements.