College of Health and Science

Exercise Science 3+2 Option (BA + MS Exercise Science)

The undergraduate Exercise Science major focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise, and management. The program prepares students for positions in settings such as fitness/wellness centers, personal training, coaching, rehabilitation sciences, and health and wellness education. Students are prepared for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as human growth, aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractic, exercise physiology, sports management, sport psychology, and more.

The Master of Science in Exercise Science is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future Exercise Science professionals. By utilizing a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students will gain greater insight regarding exercise testing and prescription as they relate to working with diverse populations. Major topics discussed include exercise physiology, exercise testing, applied exercise prescription, biomechanics, nutrition and metabolism, and psychology of sport and exercise. This program will prepare students to become leaders within the Exercise Science industry.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

The 3+2 program allows high-performing students to have the ability to shorten their timeline for completion of a master’s degree. Admission to the 3+2 program requires:

  1. Completion of 64 credits or an associate’s degree,
  2. a 3.00 CGPA,
  3. a written essay, and
  4. an interview (telephone or in person) with the department.

Interested students should contact the department or their academic advisor for specific information regarding the 3+2 program.

BA + MS Exercise Science Coursework
KHS 225Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science4
KHS 435Sport and Exercise Psychology4
KHS 311Functional Anatomy4
KHS 474Exercise Physiology4
KHS 473Biomechanics4
KHS 300Applied Nutrition4
KHS 394Sport Business4
KHS 436Motor Development, Control & Motor Learning4
KHS 450Exercise Assessment4
KHS 475Applied Exercise Prescription4
KHS 498Internship4
KHS 585Biomechanics in Exercise Science3
KHS 600Exercise Physiology3
KHS 590Psychology of Sport and Exercise3
KHS 610Research Methods3
KHS 595Clinical Exercise Assessment3
KHS 605Nutrition and Metabolism3
KHS 513Strength and Conditioning3
KHS 580Mechanisms of Skilled Neuromuscular Behavior3
KHS 615Exercise Prescription3
KHS 570Ethics and Sociology in Sport and Exercise Science3
KHS 620Master's Capstone3
Total Credits77