Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science program in Exercise Physiology meets the knowledge, skill and aptitude (KSA) requirements for students to be eligible to take the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness National Examination and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Examination. The bachelor of science is also an excellent preparatory program for graduate or professional school. Graduates continue their education in areas such as exercise physiology, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, or medicine. The program is designed to provide students a background in basic science and exercise physiology as well as courses in nutrition, athletic training, personal fitness, first aid and emergency care, and business.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a grade of C or better in all required courses. Exercise Physiology students must also maintain a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.50 to remain in the program. Students who fail to meet or maintain these minimal requirements will be eligible for dismissal. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater and  a minimum of 128 hours to graduate from Exercise Physiology.

Program Requirements

I. University Requirements

  • Students must complete the University requirements for the general education curriculum.

II. Program Requirements

  • Students must complete the following courses or course equivalents in theory and foundation to meet the exercise physiology program requirements.

Bachelor of Science Courses

  • CHPR 172
    First Aid and Emergency Care
    2 hours
  • PSYCH 241
    Intro to Human Development
    3 hours
  • ATTR 121
    Sport Injury Control / Management
    3 hours
  • ATTR 219
    Gross Anatomy
    3 hours
  • EXPH 240
    Medical Terminology
    1 hour
  • EXPH 100
    Orientation: Exercise Physiology 1
    1 hour
  • EXPH 101
    Introduction to Exercise Physiology
    1 hour
  • EXPH 364
    Kinesiology
    3 hours
  • EXPH 369
    Strength/Conditioning Methods
    4 hours
  • EXPH 370
    Writing for Exercise Science
    3 hours
  • EXPH 393
    SPTP: Physiology of Ex Phys 1
    3 hours
  • EXPH 393A
    SPTP: Physiology-Ex Phys Lab 1
    1 hour
  • EXPH 393B
    SPTP: Physiology of Ex Phys 2
    3 hours
  • EXPH 393C
    SPTP: Physiology-Ex Phys Lab 2
    1 hour
  • EXPH 491
    Professional Field Experience
    4 hours
  • EXPH 475
    Indstry Orgnztn-Exrcise Physio
    3 hours
  • EXPH 496
    Senior Thesis:Capstone
    3 hours
  • PHYS 101
    Introductory Physics
    4 hours
  • PHYS 102
    Introductory Physics
    4 hours
  • CHEM 115
    Fundamentals of Chemistry
    4 hours
  • CHEM 116
    Fundamentals of Chemistry
    4 hours
  • CHEM 231
    Organic Chemistry: Brief Course
    4 hours
  • CHEM 233 & CHEM 235 ***
    Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    4 hours
  • CHEM 234 & CHEM 236 ***
    Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    4 hours
  • BIOL 101 & 103 **
    General Biology and General Biology Laboratory
    4 hours
  • BIOL 102 & 104 **
    General Biology and General Biology Laboratory
    4 hours
  • PSIO 241 or PSIO 441
    Elementary Physiology or Mechanisms Body Function
    4 hours
  • HN & F 171
    Introduction to Nutrition
    3 hours
  • STAT 211 or ECON 225
    Elementary Statistical Inference or Elemntry Busness/Economcs Stat
    3 hours
  • MATH 128 *
    Plane Trigonometry
    3 hours
  • MATH 126B *
    College Algebra 4-Day
    3 hours

Suggested Electives

  • BIOL 219
    The Living Cell  
  • BIOC 339
    Intro To Biochemistry  

Total Hours   94

* MATH 129, MATH 150, or MATH 155 may be substituted for MATH126A or MATH 126B and MATH 128.
** BIOL 115 and BIOL 117 may be substituted for of BIOL 101–104. BIOL 115 can also be taken with any other 4 credit biology class that is for science majors, and also contains a laboratory.
*** CHEM 233 & CHEM 235 and CHEM 234 & CHEM 236 will ONLY be taken by students in the Health Profession Emphasis.

Students must have a grade of C or better in all required courses. Students must have a minimum of 128 hours to graduate. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to remain in the program.

Students may choose the general curriculum tract or health professionals’ tract. Students who intend on applying to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or graduate school should take the health professionals tract. Students applying to physical therapy can choose either the general or health professional track.

Exercise Physiology Curriculum Plan - General Track

First Year - Fall Hours

  • ENGL 101 - 3 hours
  • BIOL 101 & BIOL 103 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 100 - 1 hour
  • PSYC 101 - 3 hours
  • MATH 126C - 3 hours
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 17

First Year - Spring Hours

  • EXPH 101 - 1 hour
  • MATH 128 - 3 hours
  • BIOL 102 & BIOL 104 - 4 hours
  • ATTR 121 - 3 hours
  • ATTR 219 - 3 hours
  • GEC Objectives - 3 hours

Total Hours: 17

Second Year - Fall Hours

  • PHYS 101 - 4 hours
  • ENGL 102 - 3 hours
  • CHEM 115 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 364 - 3 hours
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 17

Second Year - Spring Hours

  • PHYS 102 - 4 hours
  • CHEM 116 - 4 hours
  • PSIO 241 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 240 - 1 hour
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 16

Third Year - Fall Hours

  • CHPR 172 - 2 hours
  • PSYC 241 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 370 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 393 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 393A - 1 hour

Total Hours: 15

Third Year - Spring Hours

  • HN&F 171 - 3 hours
  • CHEM 231 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 369 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 393B - 3 hours
  • EXPH 393C - 1 hours
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year - Fall Hours

  • EXPH 460 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 496 - 3 hours
  • STAT 211 - 3 hours
  • Electives - 6 hours

Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year - Spring Hours

  • EXPH 491 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 475 - 3 hours
  • GEC Objectives - 3 hours
  • Electives - 6 hours

Total Hours: 15

Total credit hours: 128

Health Professions Emphasis Curriculum Plan

First Year - Fall Hours

  • EXPH 100 - 1 hours
  • ENGL 101 - 3 hours
  • CHEM 115 - 4 hours
  • BIOL 115 - 4 hours
  • MATH 126C - 3 hours

Total Hours: 15

First Year - Spring Hours

  • EXPH 101 - 1 hours
  • MATH 128 - 3 hours
  • BIOL 117 - 4 hours
  • CHEM 116 - 4 hours
  • ATTR 219 - 3 hours
  • GEC Objectives - 1-2 hours

Total Hours: 16 - 17

Second Year - Fall Hours

  • ENGL 102 - 3 hours
  • ATTR 121 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 364 - 3 hours
  • CHEM 233 & CHEM 235 - 4 hours
  • PHYS 101 - 4 hours

Total Hours: 17

Second Year - Spring Hours

  • PHYS 102 - 4 hours
  • CHEM 234 & CHEM 236 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 240 - 1 hours
  • PSIO 241 - 4 hours
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 16

Third Year - Fall Hours

  • CHPR 172 - 2 hours
  • PSYC 241 - 3 hours
  • BIOC 339 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 393 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 393A - 1 hour
  • Elective Science (e.g. BIOL 219) - 4 hours

Total Hours: 17

Third Year - Spring Hours

  • HN&F 171 - 3 hours
  • STAT 211 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 369 - 4 hours
  • EXPH 370 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 393B - 3 hours
  • EXPH 393C - 1 hours

Total Hours: 17

Fourth Year - Fall Hours

  • EXPH 460 - 3 hours
  • EXPH 496 - 3 hours
  • Elective Science - 4 hours
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours
  • Elective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 16

Fourth Year - Spring Hours

  • EXPH 475 - 3 hours
  • Elective - 3 hours
  • EXPH 491 - 4 hours
  • Elective Science (e.g. BIOL 410) - 4 hours
  • GEC Objective - 3 hours

Total Hours: 17

Total credit hours: 131 - 132