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Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science focuses on advanced health and fitness assessment, prescription, and lifestyle modification. The program provides information on health risk factors, exercise leadership, biomechanics of movement, physiological adaptations to exercise, injury prevention, corrective exercise, business management and ethics in sport.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
At a minimum, students must successfully complete (with a minimum grade of 2.0 or “C”) the following two general education requirements before beginning major coursework:
For course PET3056C, the following prerequisites must be completed before the course can be scheduled:
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science, students must complete 120 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 40 months (This will vary if a student transfers in credits).
|Lower Division Exercise and Sport Science Major Courses (16.0 credit hours)|
|Structural Kinesiology*||4.0 credit hours|
|Health and Performance Assessment*||4.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Health and Fitness* OR||4.0 credit hours|
|Integrated Fitness Programming*||4.0 credit hours|
|Exercise Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
*Students must successfully pass this class with a minimum of a 2.0, or “C”.
|Lower Division Exercise and Sport Science Major Elective Courses** (10.0 credit hours) (HHP only)|
|Nutrition in Health and Wellness||4.0 credit hours|
|Physiology of Fitness and Exercise||3.0 credit hours|
|Health and Fitness Facility Administration||3.0 credit hours|
|Foundations of Personal Fitness Training||3.0 credit hours|
**Select 10 credits from these courses.
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|American History Pre 1876||3.0 credit hours|
|American History Since 1876||3.0 credit hours|
|Strategies for Success||3.0 credit hours|
|Political Science||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||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|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Creative Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|College Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Applications of Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics* (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (8.0 credit hours)|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I*||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II*||4.0 credit hours|
* Students must successfully pass this class with a minimum of a 2.0, or “C”.
|Upper Division Exercise and Sport Science Major Courses (28.0 credit hours)|
|Strength Training and Conditioning||4.0 credit hours|
|Research Methods in Health & Human Performance||4.0 credit hours|
|Motor Development Skill and Learning||4.0 credit hours|
|Corrective Exercise Techniques||4.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition in Health and Exercise||4.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||4.0 credit hours|
|Exercise Programming for Special Populations||4.0 credit hours|
|Health and Human Performance Concentration (34.0 credit hours)|
|Exercise and Sport Pharmacology*||4.0 credit hours|
|Stress Management*||4.0 credit hours|
|Health and Fitness Business Management*||3.0 credit hours|
|Techniques in Group Fitness Instruction*||4.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Concepts in Exercise Physiology*||4.0 credit hours|
|Interpersonal Communications||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
|Writing for Managers||3.0 credit hours|
|ESS-HHP Externship I||3.0 credit hours|
|ESS-HHP Externship II||3.0 credit hours|
|Exercise and Sport Science Capstone I or SMFT Externship III||4.0 credit hours|
|Exercise and Sport Science Capstone II or SMFT Externship IV||4.0 credit hours|
*Select 11 credit hours from these courses.
|Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration (44.0 credit hours)|
|Biology I||3.0 credit hours|
|Biology I Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Biology II||3.0 credit hours|
|Biology II Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry Lab||1.0 credit hours|
|Physics I||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics I Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Physics II||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics II Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Physiology of Fitness & Exercise||4.0 credit hours|
|ESS-HHP/AEP Externship I||3.5 credit hours|
|ESS-HHP/AEP Externship II||3.5 credit hours|
|Open Electives (9.0 credit hours)|
|Select 9 Credit Hours of Open Electives|
|Preprofessional Concentration (variable credit hours)|
|Must select the specified number of credits from any Upper Division Major Course or any qualified upper division course in Psychology, Business, Dietetics and Nutrition, or General Education based on the prior major that was completed before the transfer to the ESS degree.
For example, if a student has an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant (74 credit hours), they will need to take the above courses plus 18 credit hours of ESS Major or Elective credit hours to complete the necessary 120 credit hours for the BS in ESS major.
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
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