Exercise Science Curriculum

The Exercise Science program is a scientifically based program designed to prepare competent entry-level Exercise Science professionals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (abilities) learning domains. The Exercise Science program offers a diversified program that includes both introductory and advanced coursework, laboratory experiences and the opportunity for practical application of knowledge through community and research-based experiences. The program can also be used as pre-professional preparation for postgraduate study in exercise science or other health-related disciplines including physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical programs. The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for appropriate professional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Associate and International Society for Sports Nutrition. For information regarding program admission, please contact the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Advising Center at https://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/advising.

Program Admission and Retention Criteria

For information regarding program admission, please contact the Advising Center

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

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General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to this Major

Students must take a two-semseter laboratory sequence for Area D2. Students can choose from CHEM 1151/L & 1152/L, CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L & PHYS 1112/L, or BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L. See the individual degree program requirement section for majors with these requirements.

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

Major Requirements

Exercise Science Core (35 Credit Hours)

Capstone Experience (3 Credit Hour)

Major Field Electives (21 Credit Hours)

Select 21 credit hours of BIOL, CHEM, ES, HPE, PHYS, PSYC, SM, IHS. 6 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Free Electives (1 Credit Hours)

Any course in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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