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B.S. in Exercise Science

Degree Requirements

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Exercise Science Program, B.S.

The mission of the Texas Wesleyan University Exercise Science degree program is to develop quality exercise science professionals who are capable of providing the highest standard of service to the general population. Our goal is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable as exercise specialists and wellness educators. The Exercise Science Program provides curriculum content that integrates theory, research, and clinical practice to prepare students to function professionally as exercise specialists in health/fitness clubs, corporate health promotion programs, and clinical rehabilitation settings. This program is also designed to provide prerequisite knowledge for continued education in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Medicine.

Graduation and Progress Requirements

The Exercise Science student must maintain a minimum of a 2.50 GPA within their Exercise Science (EXS and ATR) specific coursework and complete each course with no less than a “C” to continue to progress through the program and be granted a degree.

General Education Curriculum (45-46)

For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.

MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.

Language Literacy

English

ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary Integrative Course

choose one course:

HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy

Choose one option:

Option #1: two math / one science (10 hours);

Option #2: one math / two sciences (11 hours)

Mathematics:

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite (students may not satisfy Option #1 with both MAT 1302 and MAT 1304 only))

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Letters and the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science:

Choose 1 or 2 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:

FAR, MUS, or THA

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

FAR, MUS, THA

HIS 2321 Fundamentals of Early American History 3 Credits
HIS 2301 World History to 1648 3 Credits
HIS 2303 World History Since 1648 3 Credits
PHI 2301 Logic 3 Credits
PHI 2321 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
 

REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
or

REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits
 

SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits
WSP 2303 Hon Sem Cultural Lit 3 Credits

Social Literacy

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any three of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Prin of Econ I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits

Required Related Courses

Biology

BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits

BIO 2401, BIO 2402* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Choose 4 credits from one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics courses

Biology

BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits

BIO 1410* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Chemistry

CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1415L General Chemistry I Laboratory 0 Credit

CHE 1015 General Chemistry I Discussion 0 Credit

CHE 1415, CHE 1415L* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Physics

PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1401L Univ Physics I Lab 0 Credit

or

PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1410L Fundamentals of Physics I Lab 0 Credit

PHY 1401, PHY 1410 may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Major Requirements

Exercise Science

EXS 1300 Founda of Exercise Science 3 Credits
EXS 2203 First Aid 2 Credits
EXS 2301 Anatom Basis for Phys Activity 3 Credits
EXS 2304 Data Collection 3 Credits
EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory 1 Credit

EXS 3300 Biomechanics 3 Credits
EXS 3310 Funda. of Motor Development 3 Credits
EXS 3316 Nutrition for Sport & Exercise Performan 3 Credits
EXS 3322 Fitness Assess & Prescription 3 Credits
EXS 3326 Health Considera for Spec Populations 3 Credits
EXS 4111 Exercise Physiology Lab 1 Credit

EXS 4122 Strength and Conditioning Laboratory 1 Credit

EXS 4301 Issues in Sports & Exercise Seminar 3 Credits
EXS 4308 Disability Sport & Adapted Activity 3 Credits
EXS 4311 Physiology of Exercise 3 Credits
EXS 4322 Strength & Conditioning 3 Credits
and

any two activity courses 2 Credits

Electives

At least 12 elective credits need to be chosen from the following list:

ATR 2205 Medical Terminology 2 Credits
ATR 2307 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
CHE 1015 General Chemistry I Discussion 0 Credit

CHE 1016 Gen Chemistry II Discussion 0 Credit

CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1415L General Chemistry I Laboratory 0 Credit

CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 1416L General Chemistry II Laboratory 0 Credit

CHE 2416 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 2416L Organic Chemistry I Lab 0 Credit

EXS 3314 Coaching Methods 3 Credits
EXS 3318 Facility and Recreation Management 3 Credits
EXS 3320 Secondary Methods in Physical Education 3 Credits
EXS 4308 Disability Sport & Adapted Activity 3 Credits
EXS 4310 Adapted Physical Education 3 Credits
EXS 4325 Sport Psychology 3 Credits
MAT 1303 Precalculus 3 Credits
MAT 1324 Calculus I 3 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1401L Univ Physics I Lab 0 Credit

PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1402L Univ Physics II Lab 0 Credit

PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1410L Fundamentals of Physics I Lab 0 Credit

PSY 2303 Foundations of Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2420 Statistics 4 Credits
PSY 4375 Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits

EXS 4310 may be taken with instructor approval.

CHE 1415, CHE 1415L, CHE 11015, CHE 1416, CHE 1416L, CHE 1016, PHY 1401, PHY 1401L, BIO 1410 and BIO 1420 will not count towards electives if used as a required related course. 

Electives for exercise science majors should be chosen in consultation with the student’s major advisor and selected with the student’s future career plans in mind.


Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.

Total Hours (120)

 

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