Exercise Physiology

The exercise physiology major prepares students for doctoral programs in physical therapy and graduate programs in exercise physiology. The curriculum provides students with an opportunity to study within multiple natural science departments, culminating in capstone experiences within the specialized exercise physiology profession.

The exercise physiology major requires 63 credit hours.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.
Co‐requisites must be taken during the same semester.

Required Courses

BIOL 172: Exploring Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Genetic Inheritance
BIOL 182: Evolution
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
BIOL 206: Human Physiology
BIOL 302: Human Nutrition
BIOL 351: Junior Seminar I
CHEM 208/L: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 208-L: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
BIOL 303: Kinesiology
BIOL 331: Motor Learning
BIOL 350: Exercise Physiology
EXSP 493: Senior Seminar
EXSP 397, 497: Internship
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics
MATH 231: Calculus I
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II

One option selected from the following two choices:

EXSP 330: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
EXSP 351: Exercise Prescription Cardiac Rehabilitation