Exercise Science Courses

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The course work for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to give you the knowledge and experiences you need to become an effective role model and leader of a wellness lifestyle. With a strong emphasis on health related subjects, you will gain knowledge of biology, anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, lifetime wellness, athletic training, nutrition, health problems and fitness assessments. Course work lays the foundation for the students capstone experience which is writing a major paper related to this field and doing an internship which gives the student valuable work experience. A total of 120 credit hours are required.

View courses for this major that are part of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Direct Entry 3+3 program.

General Education Requirements- 30 credit hours

ENG 143 College Composition
OR ENG 133 Technical Communication
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar (Writing Intensive)
SP 203 Effective Speaking

PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
SM 393 Sport Psychology
Humanities Elective - 3 credit hours
MA 113 College Algebra
BIO 154 Human Body Systems
BIO 163 Medical Terminology
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness

Program Requirements - 43 credit hours

EXS 113 Introduction to Exercise Science
EXS 203 Risk and Sports
EXS 263 Motor Learning
EXS 273 Nutrition
EXS 283 Fitness Evaluation Assessments
EXS 293 Biomechanics
EXS 323 Performance Nutrition
EXS 333 Kinesiology
EXS 343 Principles of Human Performance
EXS 353 Exercise Physiology
EXS 363 Capstone Experience in Health Sciences I
EXS 373 Health Promotion and Problems
EXS 383 Health Coaching
EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science
UE 101 University Experience

Exercise Science Electives - choose 12 credit hours from the courses listed:

AHS 113 Introduction to Public Health
EXS 103 Teaching Sport Skills I
EXS 243 Athletic Training
EXS 413 Corrective Exercise
EXS 423 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries
EXS 453 Capstone Experience in Health Sciences II
EXS 474 Professional Development in Athletic Training
EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science (Coaching)
EXS 493 Strength and Conditioning Preparation

Electives - 35 credit hours

Electives to be determined with advisor.

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

DPT Direct Entry program majoring in Exercise Science

Trine University offers a direct entry six-year plan of study leading to a bachelor degree in exercise science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Direct Entry 3+3 degree path recommended sequence of courses for exercise science

Learn more about the direct entry program.