May 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019

Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning Concentration, B.S.


The Exercise Science major offers preparation for employment as Exercise Science practitioners in business and industry, healthcare agencies, hospitals, physical fitness centers, sport medicine clinics, sports performance centers, and colleges/universities or any other setting which utilizes exercise and physical activity to promote healthy active lifestyles and outcomes. 

The courses in this major prepare the student to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist Certification Exam.  The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 

Students also have the option to complete 15-16 credit hours of coursework in a specific concentration of study.  The concentrations are designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue more extensive study in exercise science context most relevant to their professional and social goals.  Two concentrations of study are offered:  (1) Aquatics Leadership  and (2) Strength and Conditioning .

Admission Requirements


Freshmen

  • Minimum GPA:  2.5
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses:  Completion of 36 credit hours of coursework and successful completion (grade of C or above) of all Pre-Kinesiology Courses prior to acceptance into Exercise Science program:
  • Other:  All Pre-Kinesiology majors are subject to a Conduct Check facilitated by the Dean of Students Office.  The result may impact acceptance into the Exercise Science program.
  • Declaration of Major:  All incoming students are initially classified as Pre-Kinesiology (PKNS) majors until above requirements are met in order to apply to the upper Division Exercise Science (BS) major.

Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses Completion of 36 credit hours of coursework and successful completion (grade of C or above) of all Pre-Kinesiology Courses prior to acceptance into Exercise Science program:
  • Other:  All Pre-Kinesiology majors are subject to a Conduct Check facilitated by the Dean of Students Office.  The result may impact acceptance into the Exercise Science program.
  • Declaration of Major:  All incoming students are initially classified as Pre-Kinesiology (PKNS) majors until above requirements are met in order to apply to the upper Division Exercise Science (BS) major.
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements


General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .  

Elective Courses


Students must complete three separate Activity courses of their choosing prior to KNES 4490 

Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Concentration Requirements


Note:


*The internship is taken during the Senior year and must be 100% involved in strength and conditioning.

Outside Certifications


Students must complete the following:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) Certification

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


Students must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above for the Strength and Conditioning concentration.  

All of the required courses for the Pre-Kinesiology major and Exercise Science major must be completed with a grade of C or above. Students may repeat each required Pre-Kinesiology or Exercise Science course (in which they earned a D, F, or W) only once, with a maximum of 2 total attempts. When a student earns a total of three grades of D, F, or W in any combination of required Pre-Kinesiology and/or Major Courses, the student cannot remain in the Exercise Science major and must change his/her major.  Withdrawing from a course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade.  Students must receive a grade of C or above in all Foundation Courses in order to be deemed successful. 

Students will be required to complete KNES 2101 , KNES 2169 , KNES 2169L , and KNES 2290  (in addition to the existing eligibility requirements of the Foundation Courses listed above). Students will be eligible to apply to the major after successfully completing all of the above courses with a grade of C or above and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Honors Program


For details about the Honors Program in Kinesiology, visit the program page .