Exercise Science and Rehabilitative Studies

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Total Credits39


 Major Requirements

Required Courses
BIOL 150General Biology I4
BIOL 220Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 221Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 121General Chemistry I5
HPER 127Introduction to Kinesiology3
HPER 128Communication for Health Care Professionals3
HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
HPER 226Recognition of Orthopedic Injuries I3
HPER 227Recognition of Orthopedic Injuries II3
HPER 258Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
HPER 259Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
HPER 326Therapeutic Modalities3
HPER 328Therapeutic Exercise3
HPER 384Fitness Assessment and Prescription3
HPER 444Exercise Physiology of Peak Performances3
HPER 454Evidence-Based Practice3
MATH 321Applied Probability and Statistics3
or PSYC 330 Understanding Statistics
PHYS 211College Physics I4
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology3
Directed Electives19-21
General Biology II
General Chemistry II
Exercise Techniques and Program Design
First Aid & CPR
Motor Behavior
Field Experience
Introduction to Nutrition
Sport Nutrition Concepts
Emergency Response Management
Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
General Medical Conditions
Sport Ethics
Field Experience
Current Issues in Community Health
Organization and Administration for Kinesiology
College Physics II
Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits81-83

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement  81-83 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Plan of Study

First Year
BIOL 150 (Gen Ed)4ENGL 125 (Gen Ed)3
English Composition (Gen Ed)3HPER 1283
HPER 1273Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3MATH 104, 107, or 210 (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3
Wellness (Gen Ed)2 
 16 16
Second Year
HPER 1093Directed Elective3
HPER 2072Directed Elective 3-4
HPER 2101HPER 2593
HPER 2583Literacies (Gen Ed)3
PHYS 2114PSYC 2503
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3 
 16 15-16
Third Year
BIOL 2204BIOL 2214
HPER 3113HPER 2273
HPER 2263HPER 3093
PSYC 3703HPER 3843
Art and Music (Gen Ed)3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 16 16
Fourth Year
CHEM 1215Additional General Education2
HPER 3283HPER 3263
HPER 4443HPER 4543
HPER 387 (Directed Elective)3MATH 321 or PSYC 3303
 14 11
Total Credits 120-121

Learning Outcomes

1.  The student will demonstrate the ability to relate concepts of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.

2.  The student will formulate relationships between proper nutrition, physical activity, prevention of common diseases and overall wellness.

3.  Students (when applicable) will apply and gain admission to professional or graduate school.