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Exercise Science Major (B.S.)


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Exercise Science is the scientific study of exercise and sport. As a discipline, exercise science is interdisciplinary and heavily rooted in the physical and life sciences including chemistry, biology, and physics. The field of exercise science involves the study of physical activity and the impact it has on health, fitness, and athletics. Exercise science graduates can choose from careers in university research and teaching facilities, sports medicine clinics, hospital and cardiac rehabilitation centers, public health organizations, corporate fitness centers, health and community fitness clubs, personal training, and athletic coaching.

Students seeking professional employment in athletics, club, community, corporate, or clinical health/fitness settings as well as preparation for graduate education in exercise science or related healthcare fields would take this major. Program and course competencies are designed to meet American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCS) outcomes.

Students must complete the interdiciplinary major requirements; a minor is not required.

General Education Required Courses


SVSU requires a total of 124 credits including 42 upper level credits and 2 CI (!) courses.

Fulfull the 10 General Education categories to meet the University General Education   requirements (35 credits)

Students are required to fulfill the following General Education courses as part of the Exercise Science degree requirements.

Category 3


Complete one of the following courses to fulfill General Education and Exercise Science Major requirements (4 cr).

Category 4


Complete BIO111A (4 cr) and one of the following Chemistry courses (3-4 cr) to fulfill General Education and Exercise Science Major requirements.

Category 6


Complete the following course to fulfill General Education and Exercise Science Major requirements (4 cr).

Category 10


Complete one of the following courses to fulfill General Education and Exercise Science Major requirements (3 cr).

Exercise Science Core (13 cr)


Complete the following courses to fulfill the Exercise Science Core requirements for the Exercise Science major.

Exercise Science Electives (12 cr)


Complete four courses from the following to fulfill the Exercise Science Elective requirement for the Exercise Science major:

Interdisciplinary Major Requirements


To meet the requirements for this interdisciplinary major, students must complete courses from at least three departments outside of Kinesiology. These courses must total at least 14 credits and include at least one upper division (300-400 level) course.

Students will meet this interdisciplinary requirement by completing BIO 232 and 233, one Physics course (PHYS 107, PHYS 111/111L or PHYS 150), and an additional upper level course from the list below.

Biology Requirements


Students must complete the following two courses as part of the Interdisciplinary Major Requirements.

One course in Physics from


Students must complete one of the following courses:

Upper Division Requirement


Students must complete one of the following courses to fulfill the upper division course requirement of the Interdisciplinary Major Requirements.

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