Keiser University

Exercise Science, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Lakeland, Port St. Lucie

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science combines both didactic instruction integrated with supervised practice and externships necessary to provide the student with the necessary tools to be successful in this field. The focus of this program is to prepare the student to take four nationally recognized and accredited field certifications.  In addition, the coursework focuses on preparing the student with a strong foundation in science-based General Educations and a balanced offering of Core classes.  Following graduation from the Exercise Science program, students will have the necessary requirements to pursue a degree in a variety of medical fields including physical therapy.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Develop a student’s ability to apply health and fitness assessments in the development, monitoring and motivation of individuals with exercise prescriptions.
  • Effectively prepare students to properly conduct and monitor exercise sessions in both healthy and special populations.
  • Apply learned principles to properly conduct assessments and measurements in sports performance assessments in both healthy and special populations and interpret the results.
  • Analyze and apply principles related to the human movement system as well as using corrective exercise strategies to correct dysfunctional movement patterns.
  • Prepare graduates for careers in Exercise Science and/or further education.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

At a minimum, students must successfully complete ( with a minimum of a 2.0 or “C” grade in each of these courses ) the following two general education requirements before beginning any core coursework. The 2.0 or “C” grade in Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the minimum grade a student can earn before a student entering Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, students must earn 128.0 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Exercise Science Major Courses ( 63.0 credit hours )
Applied Kinesiology 4.0 credit hours
Strength Training and Conditioning 4.0 credit hours
Stress Management 4.0 credit hours
Substance Abuse 4.0 credit hours
Nutrition in Health and Exercise 4.0 credit hours
Corrective Exercise Techniques 4.0 credit hours
Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 4.0 credit hours
Sport and Exercise Psychology 4.0 credit hours
Physiology of Fitness & Exercise 4.0 credit hours
Sports Business Management 4.0 credit hours
Exercise Programming for Special Populations 4.0 credit hours
Integrated Studies in Exercise Science Capstone 4.0 credit hours
Externship I 4.0 credit hours
Externship II 3.5 credit hours
Exercise Leadership II 4.0 credit hours
Lower Division Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology Major Courses ( 16.0 credit hours )
Health and Fitness Appraisal and Wellness 3.0 credit hours
Nutrition and Weight Management 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Health and Fitness 3.0 credit hours
Exercise Physiology 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 49.0 credit hours )

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