Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Exercise Science Program

The Exercise Science program prepares students for a variety of career goals in applied human physiology. The major requires courses in exercise science, biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, and psychology. The senior capstone requires students to complete a senior level experience in research, internship or specialized coursework, and provides a significant experience in problem solving, written and oral communication.

Exercise ScienceOur graduates pursue advanced study in health related areas, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine, and in graduate programs in athletic training and exercise physiology. They are also prepared for career opportunities in health education, cardiac rehabilitation, advanced personal training, health and fitness instruction, weight management consulting, and strength and conditioning.

Don’t see what you are interested in? Consider one of the other four majors offered by the Fredonia Biology Department:

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science

Core program (42-48 credit hours)Exercise Science

BIOL 100 Studying for Success (highly recommended) 1
BIOL 131-132 Introductory Ecology & Evolution Lecture & Lab 4
BIOL 133-134 Introductory Cell & Molecular Biology Lecture & Lab 4
BIOL 220 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
BIOL 245

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4
BIOL 246

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4
EXSC 250

Introduction to Applied Human Physiology

1
EXSC 300

Exercise Physiology

4
EXSC 302

Exercise Prescription

3
EXSC 350

Kinesiology

3
EXSC 425

Biomechanics

3
EXSC 491

Senior Capstone - Research

0-6
   

or

 
EXSC 492

Senior Capstone - Internship

0-6
   

or

 
EXSC 493

Senior Capstone - Course

0-6

Nine additional credit hours of 300-400 level electives as per advisement.
 

Required supporting course work (25 credit hours)

CHEM 115+125

General Chemistry Lecture I & Lab

4
CHEM 116+126

General Chemistry Lecture II & Lab

4
PHYS 121+123

College Physics I & Lab

4
PHYS 122+124

College Physics II & Lab

4
PSY 129

Introduction to Psychology

3
PSY ***

Second Course in Psychology

3
STAT 250

Statistics for Scientists

3

To find out more about Careers in Exercise Science, click the link!

For more information about Exercise Science, please visit the program page in the University Catalog.

For additional information on our undergraduate programs, please contact us at biology@fredonia.edu

Biology Department

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