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Exercise Science Major, BS

Degree Requirements 2022-2023

Pre-Health Science Track

This major is available for those wishing to satisfy the prerequisites for graduate school in physical therapy. Students wishing to apply for admission to an accredited Physical Therapy program are advised to take INDI 2220 – Medical Terminology, and one of MAT 114 – Precalculus or MAT 145 – Calculus.

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness
  • HPE 150 – Introduction to Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 214 – Health and Safety Education
  • HPE 300 – Nutrition for Exercise Science
  • HPE 315 – Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • HPE 321 – Motor Learning and Development
  • HPE 350 – Kinesiology
  • HPE 357 – Research Methods and Measurement in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 370 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 397/399 – Internship
  • HPE 404 – Advanced Fitness Training
  • HPE 450 – Current Health Issues
  • HPE 451 – Physiology of Exercise
  • HPE 452 – Advanced Biomechanics
  • HPE 490 – Exercise Science Seminar and Keystone

Supporting courses:

  • BIO 151 and 151L – Introductory Biology
  • BIO 152 and 152L – Evolution, Ecology and Diversity
  • Complete an anatomy and physiology two course sequence
    • BIO 320 and BIO 473
      • BIO 320 and 353L – Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
      • BIO 473 and 473L – Physiology of Humans and Other Animals
    • HPE 203 and HPE 303
      • HPE 203 and 203L – Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • HPE 303 and 303L – Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIOL 2610 and BIOL 2620 (St. Catherine)
      • BIOL 2610 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      • BIOL 2620 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I
    • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II
    • PHY 107 and 107L – College Physics I
    • PHY 108 and 108L – College Physics II
    • PSY 105 – Principles of Psychology
    • Complete one of PSY 215, MAT 163, or DST 164
      • PSY 215 – Research Methods and Statistics I
      • MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics
      • DST 164 – Introduction to Statistics (with R)
    • Complete one of PSY 203 or PSY 262
      • PSY 203 – Lifespan Development
      • PSY 262 – Psychopathology
    • Complete four credits of electives chosen from:
      • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
      • HPE 215 – Exercise and Health Psychology
      • HPE 282 – Motor Learning and Development
      • INDI 2220 – Medical Terminology (at St Catherine University)
      • MAT 114 – Precalculus
      • MAT 145 – Calculus I

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Exercise Science Minor

  • BIO 103 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 350 and 350L – Kinesiology and lab
  • HPE 451 and 451L – Physiology of Exercise and lab
  • Complete eight credits of HPE electives, chosen from the following:
    • HPE 214 – Health and Safety Education
    • HPE 215 – Health and Exercise Psychology
    • HPE 280 – Coaching Theory
    • HPE 315 – Exercise Testing and Prescription
    • HPE 321 – Motor Learning and Development
    • HPE 357 – Research Methods and Measurement in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
    • HPE 404 – Advanced Fitness Training

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.