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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Exercise Science BS

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The exercise science program at Shawnee State is designed to prepare individuals for careers in fitness and health promotion, strength and conditioning, and wellness programs.

Students in the program learn how to assess and evaluate fitness levels for individuals and groups and design, implement, manage, and evaluate fitness programs. All students complete a mandatory three month internship in a local health/fitness facility.

Graduates of the program find employment opportunities in both public and private health and fitness facilities and in worksite and health care settings. The program also provides appropriate preparation for individuals desiring to pursue graduate study in fitness, health, and exercise science programs.

All courses in the Exercise Science Core and Track must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.”

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 42 Hours

The BIOL sequence (1130, 1131, and 3630) in the concentration meet the GEP requirement for Natural Sciences. PSYC 1101 meets the GEP requirement for Human Behavior. COMM 1103 meets the GEP requirement for Oral CommunicationFurther information is listed in the General Education Program .

Exercise Science Core 63 Hours
Specialized Tracks (Health/Wellness, Pre-AT, Pre-PT, Pre-OT) 20-32 Hours
Total Hours Required 120 Hours

General Education Program (GEP) (42 Hours)

English Composition 6 Hours
Oral Communication 3 Hours
Literature 3 Hours
Fine Arts 3 Hours
Natural Science 7 Hours
Quantitative Reasoning 3 Hours
Engaged Citizenry 3 Hours
Global Perspectives 3 Hours
Historical Perspectives 3 Hours
Ethical Insight and Reasoning 3 Hours
Human Behavior 3 Hours
Total 42 Hours

Exercise Science Tracks

General Electives (1-13 Hours)

(1-13 hours to earn 120 overall hours excluding remedial courses)

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