Applied Exercise Science Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
  Credits
First Year  30-32
IHS 130 - Interprofessional Health Care First Year Experience 3
BIO 105 - Biology I Ecology/Evolution 4
BIO 106 - Biology II Cellular/Molecular 4
ENG 110 - English Composition or ENG 122/123- College Reading & Writing I/II 4-6
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
   
Second Year  33
BIO 208 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
IHS 220  - Nutrition 3
IHS 310 - Ethics for Interprofessional Practice 3
ATC 333 - Gross Anatomy 3
One (1) Social Global Awareness Course 3
EXS 180 - Motor Learning and Performance 3
BIO 209 or BIO 209G - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHE 110 - General Chemistry I 4
ATC 101 - Care and prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
PSY 250 - Lifespan Development 3
   
Third Year 32
ATC 420 - Research Methods 3
EXS 310 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3
EXS 320 - Exercise Physiology w/Lab 3
EXS 330 - Fitness Evaluation and Prescription w/Lab 3
EXS 380 - 12 Lead ECG Interpretation w/Lab 3
EXS 392 - Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription w/Lab 3
EXS 495 - AES Seminar 1
BIO 309 - Pathophysiology 3
PHY 110 - General Physics w/ Lab 4
AES Elective Course 1 of 4** 3
AES Elective Course 2 of 4** 3
   
Fourth Year  27
EXS 340 - Concepts of Strength and Conditioning 3
EXS 432 - Exercise Management for Chronic Disease & Disability 3
EXS 322 Metabolism and Bioenergetics of Sport Nutrition 3
One (1) 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
One (1) Creative Art Course (ART, ARH, MUS prefix) 3
Minimum Required Credits 122-124

“A student in the applied exercise science major may elect to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.  This degree is only open to matriculated students at the University of New England.  Special permission from the student’s advisor and the Dean of the Westbrook College of Health Professions is required for enrollment in the BS in Health Sciences”.

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.