Total Credits
Minimum required 120-122
First year Credits
Total 31-33
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 101 - Introduction to Applied Exercise Science 1
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 1
Second year Credits
Total 33
BIO 208 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
IHS 220 - Nutrition or NUTR 220 - Nutrition 3
IHS 310 - Ethics for Interprofessional Practice 3
ATC 333 - Gross Anatomy 3
One (1) Creative Art Course (ART, ARH, MUS Prefix) 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 Credits
Total 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 3** 3
AES Elective Course 2 of 3** 3
Fourth year Credits
Total 24
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
AES Elective Course 3 of 3** 3
ATC 306 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 3

A student in the AES 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.

Internship experience

*The senior-level culminating experience may be either EXS 499 taken as a six-credit field experience internship (taken in the summer, fall or spring) or a combination of (2) EXS 499 three-credit field experience internships totaling six-credits. 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. To be eligible to complete the internship the student must: be senior-level status with a minimum of 90 earned credits, be in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and compliant with all academic and technical standards. Failure to achieve these academic standards may delay graduation. 

**AES Electives (9 credits):

  1. Students need to take a minimum of 3 credits with EXS or ATC prefix, but have permission to take all 9 credits in EXS or ATC if they so desire.
  2. If a student does not take all 9 credits in EXS or ATC, any remaining credits can be filled by taking courses in BIO, CHE or PHY.
  3. Elective course substitution is allowed per permission of the Exercise and Sport Performance Department Chair.

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