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Exercise Science, Fitness/Applied Physiology Degree Program

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Exercise Science, Fitness/Applied Physiology Degree Program(125 Hours)

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science Major
The Exercise Science program is designed to train students for employment in clinical medicine and/or the physical fitness industry. To accommodate individual student goals, the Exercise Science program offers two tracks: 1) Clinical/Basic Physiology, and 2) Fitness/Applied Physiology. WSU graduates from either the Exercise Science Clinical/Basic Physiology track or the Fitness/Applied Physiology track are prepared to work in a clinical setting or the physical fitness industry as exercise specialists in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs, corporate fitness programs, fitness centers, or private health clubs. In addition, the Clinical/Basic track prepares students to enter graduate programs in exercise science, physiology, or in allied health career fields such as physical therapy, physician’s assistant, nursing, which require significant coursework in the sciences.
First Year
First TermHours
Chem 101 [P] or 105 [P] (GER)4
Engl 101 [W] (GER)3
MvtSt 2624
PEACT 1121
Psych 105 [S] (GER)3
Second TermHours
Chem 102 [P] or 106 [P] (GER)4
ComSt 102 [C] (GER)3
ExSci 3643
GenEd 110 [A] (GER)3
MvtSt 1993
Second Year
First TermHours
Biol 102 [B] or 103 [B] (GER) 14
GenEd 111 [A] (GER)3
Math Proficiency [N] (GER)3
Zool 2514
Second TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER)3
Ath T 3113
Chem 2404
Degree Program Course 22 or 4
ExSci 3803
Third Year
First TermHours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER)3
ExSci 4634
MvtSt 4843
Complete Writing Portfolio
Second TermHours
Ath T 2663
Engl 402 [W (GER)3
FSHN 2333
Intercultural Studies [I,G,K] (GER)3
Elective Core3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
Ath T 3053
ExSci 4703
ExSci 4763
H Ed 3613
MvtSt 4153
Second TermHours
H Ed 3632
MvtSt 3623
MvtSt 461 [M]3
Tier III Course (GER)3
Summer of Fourth Year
Third TermHours
ExSci 49112


1For the clinical/basic physiology degree program, take Biol 103. For the fitness/applied degree program, take Biol 102.
2For the clinical/basic physiology degree program, take Biol 104. For the fitness/applied degree program, take 2 credits of PEACT.
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