Exercise and Sport Science Major: Standard Program

Program Requirements

All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.

Exercise and Sport Science Emphasis

A  minimum of 38 credits is required, including the 15-credit Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus:

To graduate, all exercise and sport science majors must complete ESS 181 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science and ESS 185 Lifetime Wellness with a minimum grade of “C”:

Exercise and Sport Science Nucleus
ESS 181Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science3
ESS 185Lifetime Wellness3
ESS 320Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
ESS 490Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity3
Select one of the following ESS Captone courses: 13
Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science
K-12 Student Teaching
Internship in Exercise and Sport Science
Total Credits15

First Aid/CPR competency, and the following:

ESS 201Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)4
ESS 275Motor Development and Learning3
ESS 330Exercise Physiology3
ESS 331Exercise Physiology Lab1
ESS 380Biomechanics3
Select three of the following:9
Principles of Sport and Fitness Management
Curriculum Development and the Learning Environment
Mental Training for Peak Performance
Psychology of Coaching
Psychology of Injury
Nutrition for Wellness and Performance
Inclusive Physical Activity
Topics in Physical Activity
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
Management of Sport and Fitness Facilities
Program Design of Physical Activity Settings
Methods of Secondary Activities
Methods of Elementary Activities
Methods of Alternative Physical Education
Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Topics in Clinical Exercise Physiology
Risk Management in Physical Activity Settings
Total Credits23