Receiving a bachelor's degree (B.S.) in exercise science at SBU will prepare you to pursue any allied health career as you learn how to deal with people who need injury rehabilitation. A combination of coursework in sciences and human development will equip you with the skills needed for a variety of professions.
Hands-on practicum experiences, small class sizes and dedicated faculty will prepare you to either pursue graduate school or enter the workforce immediately following graduation.
Your exercise science courses also will prepare you to take the NSCA Strength and Conditioning and NCSA Personal Training certification exams if you wish to become a certified strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer.
Studying exercise science at SBU is great preparation for career success and advanced education in a variety of fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, personal training, and more. Your faculty advisor will work with you ensure your course plan includes all prerequisites needed for any graduate degree program you wish to pursue.
The Exercise Science degree is offered through SBU's College of Education and Social Sciences.
Exercise science majors have pursued a variety of kinesiology and allied health careers including:
|BIO 1004||Principles of Biology||4|
|PSY 1013||General Psychology||3|
|KIN 1163||Foundations of Physical Fitness for Professionals||3|
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|UNI 1111||University Seminar||1|
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|ESC 1013||Introduction to Exercise Science||3|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|COM 1103||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|UNI 1121||Introduction to Critical Thinking||1|
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|HSC 1013||Medical Terminology or|
|PTH 2523||Introduction to Physical Therapy (spring even years; required for HSEA)||3|
|KIN 1043||Personal and Community Health||3|
|BIO 2204||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|KIN 2023||Perceptual Motor Development||3|
|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|FAR 10_3||Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre||3|
|BIO 3304||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
|KIN 3073||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|SPF 2012||Introduction to Spiritual Formation||2|
|CHE 1115||General Chemistry I||5|
|PSY 3063||Human Growth & Development||3|
|SOC 4083||Gerontology or|
|SOC 3303||The Family||3|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|PSY 3243||Elementary Statistics||3|
|KIN 3093||Responding to Emergencies||3|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|Cultural Studies General Education Requirement||3|
|ESC 4053||Biomechanical Analysis||3|
|KIN 3083||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|PSY 4373||Being Human & Addicted||3|
|PHY 1115||General Physics I||5|
|KIN 4773||Principles of Strength and Conditioning||3|
|ESC 4001||Exercise Science Capstone||1|
|ESC 4043||Exercise Science Practicum||3|
|ESC 4033||Special Populations||3|
|KIN 4762||Problem Solving||2|
|PSY 3393||Introduction to Sports Psychology||3|
|ESC 4986||Exercise Science Internship||6|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
Download in PDF format:
Exercise Science Plan