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Exercise Science, Pre-Professional Concentration, B.S.

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The Exercise Science major prepares students in the principles, theories, and applications of Exercise Science.  The 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.

Admission Requirements


  • 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:  Students are initially classified as Pre-Kinesiology (PKNS) majors until above requirements are met in order to apply to the upper-division Exercise Science major.  Major application includes a Personal Statement to be reviewed and scored by the Exercise Science Admissions Committee using a scoring rubric.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

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

Activity Courses

Complete two Lifetime Physical Activity Courses.  These courses include 1000-level KNES courses and other approved courses. 

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.  Majors may complete 3 credit hours of KNES 4490  as an elective.  Internship may be repeated for credit once.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

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 Exercise Science 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 required courses in order to progress in the major.

Honors Program

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

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