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Exercise Science, Credentialing Concentration, B.S.


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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.

Exercise Science majors have the option to declare the Credentialing Concentration.  The concentration is designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue more extensive study in the exercise science context most relevant to their professional goals.  Credentialing options include:

  • American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist - Certified Credentialing Exam
  • American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist - Certified Credentialing Exam
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Credentialing Examination
  • Other approved credentialing exams

The Exercise Science Credentialing concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of the Exercise Science (CoAES). 

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.
  • Declaration of Concentration:  Students must be an Exercise Science major and complete a Concentration Application. 

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.
  • Declaration of Concentration:  Students must be an Exercise Science major and complete a Concentration Application. 
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements


General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)


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

Concentration Requirements (18 credit hours)


Internship (9 credit hours)


The internship is taken during the last semester in the major.  All required major courses (except KNES 4132 ) must be completed with a grade of C or above prior to the internship. 

National Credentialing Examination


Successfully pass one of the following:

  • American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist - Certified Credentialing Exam
  • American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist - Certified Credentialing Exam
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Credentialing Exam
  • Other approved credentialing exams

Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.  Recommended elective courses include:

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


All of the required courses for the Pre-Kinesiology major, Exercise Science major, and Credentialing concentration 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.

Honors Program


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

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