Apr 13, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, BS

Exercise Science

College Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Leland Nielson
CIP Code 51.0001

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepare students with the essential knowledge and skills to enter careers as health, fitness, and human performance specialists. The degree emphasize a strong core of scientific understanding of the human body and its systems as they relate to general health and wellness, fitness, and performance enhancement.


Graduates with a degree in Exercise Science will be able to:

  1. Describe the physiological response to exercise.
  2. Generate a proposal for a research project that uses the scientific method.
  3. Asses health-related components of fitness.
  4. Design a performance-based training program.
  5. Integrate the study of Exercise Science and the Christian faith.


Core Curriculum Requirements: 43

Humanities: 3

  • 3 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • 3 credits selected from the following:
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 6

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:

Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Formation and Calling: 6

Core Electives: 7

Any college-level courses

Exercise Science Major Electives: 11

EXSC Elective: 3

Select one of the following:

SCIE Electives: 8

*SCIE Electives 8 credits

* Physical Therapy School note:
Students wishing to meet the pre-requisites for Physical Therapy school will need to include 1 year of General Biology and 1 year of Physics

General Electives: 15-37

Any college-level courses