Applied Exercise Science Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
  Credits
First Year  33
IHS 110 - Introduction to Health Care 2
IHS 120 - Health Care Issues 1
BIO 208 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 104 - General Biology 4
ENG 110 - English Composition 4
EXS 120 - Personal Health and Wellness 3
MAT 120 - Statistics 3
PSY 105 - Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology 3
One (1) Explorations Course 3
One (1) Creative Art (May be ART, ARH or MUS course) 3
   
Second Year  32
IHS 210  - Methods of Scholarly Inquiry 3
IHS 220  - Nutrition 3
IHS 310 - Ethics for Interprofessional Practice 3
ATC 333 - Gross Anatomy 3
BIO 309 - Pathophysiology 3
EXS 180 - Motor Learning and Performance 3
BIO 209 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHE 110 - General Chemistry I 4
MAT 180 - Precalculus 3
PSY 250 - Lifespan Development 3
   
Third Year 32
ATC 101 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
ATC 420 - Research Methods 3
EXS 310 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics w/Lab 3
EXS 320 - Exercise Physiology w/Lab 3
EXS 330 - Fitness Evaluation and Prescriptions 3
EXS 380 - 12 Lead ECG Interpretation w/Lab 3
EXS 392 - Clinical Exercise Testing/Presc 3
EXS 495 - AES Seminar 1
PHY 110 - General Physics w/ Lab 4
AES Elective Course 1 of 4** 3
AES Elective Course 2 of 4** 3
   
Fourth Year  24
EXS 340 - Concepts of Strength and Conditioning 3
EXS 432 - Exercise Management for Chronic Disease & Disability 3
One Social Global Awareness Course 3
One Advanced Studies Course 3
EXS 499 - Internship* 6
Or  
EXS 499 - Internship* and 3
EXS 489 - Research Practicum  3
AES Elective Course 3 of 4** 3
AES Elective Course 4 of 4** 3
   
Minimum Required Credits 121

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

*The senior-level culminating experience may be either EXS 499 taken as a six-credit field experience internship (taken in the fall or spring) or a combination of EXS 499 for three credits and EXS 489 Research Practicum for three credits (taken in the fall or spring). Research Practicum would involve data collection/interpretation/results and presenting during the department research symposium.   Each student is required to complete a minimum of 270 hours (45 hours/credit) under the direct supervision of an approved clinical internship site supervisor, averaging between 20-24 hours per week.  To be eligible to complete the internship the student must be in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and no grades lower than a C in the core courses as outlined in the catalog.  Failure to achieve these academic standards may delay graduation.   

**AES Electives (12 credits):
A minimum of 6 out of 12 credits are required to have an EXS or ATC prefix.  The remaining credits must have a BIO, CHE or PHY prefix.  Elective course substitution per permission from the Exercise and Sports Performance Department Chair.