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 three 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.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:
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.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Lower Division Exercise Science Major Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|*Health and Performance Assessment||4.0 credit hours|
|*Introduction to Kinesiology||4.0 credit hours|
|*Principles of Health and Fitness OR||4.0 credit hours|
|*Integrated Fitness Programming|
* Students must successfully pass this class with a minimum of a 2.0, or “C”.
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics (8.0 credit hours)|
|Physics I||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics I Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Physics II||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics II Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Natural Science (20.0 credit hours)|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|General Biology Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|General Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Advanced Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hour|
|Upper Division Exercise Science Major Courses (43.0 credit hours)|
|Motor Development and Learning||4.0 credit hours|
|Strength Training and Conditioning||4.0 credit hours|
|Research Methods in Health & Human Performance||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|
|Physiology of Fitness & Exercise||4.0 credit hours|
|Exercise Programming for Special Populations||4.0 credit hours|
|Integrated Studies in Exercise Science Capstone -or- Exercise Science Externship III (subject to approval in place of capstone)||4.0 credit hours|
|Externship I||3.5 credit hours|
|Externship II||3.5 credit hours|
|Open Electives (16.0 credits)|
Note: All general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
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