B.S. in Exercise Science

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Related/Cognate Requirements 1
PHY 100Elements of Physical Science 23
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
SMD 271First Aid and Athletic Training2
CHE 107General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences4
or CHE 103 General Chemistry I
CRL 107General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services1
or CRL 103 Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
Major Requirements
Students must obtain a C- or better in these core courses.
EXS 101Group Exercise Leadership2
EXS 102Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques2
EXS 180Lifetime Fitness Concepts3
EXS 223Kinetic Anatomy2
EXS 262Biomechanics3
EXL 262Biomechanics Lab1
EXS 370Motor Learning3
EXS 375Introduction to Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology3
EXS 380Exercise Physiology3
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXS 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription4
EXS 482Exercise Techniques and Physical Condition4
EXS 484Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Progs Clin/Sem3
EXS 486Exercise Prescription - Special Population3
EXS 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription4
EXS 490Internship I3
Electives to be approved by academic adviser in all areas of concentration15
Total Minimum Credits Required120

 Must be passed with a C- or higher.


 PHY 100 or above

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year OneCredits
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
PHY 100
Elements of Physical Science
or General Physics I
EXS 101 Group Exercise Leadership 2
EXS 102 Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques 2
EXS 180 Lifetime Fitness Concepts 3
EXS 223 Kinetic Anatomy 2
Electives 11
Year Two
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SMD 271 First Aid and Athletic Training 2
NTD 303 Introductory Principles Human Nutrition 3
EXS 262
or Biomechanics Lab
EXS 370 Motor Learning 3
EXS 380
Exercise Physiology
or Exercise Physiology Lab
Electives 12
Year Three
EXS 375 Introduction to Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology 3
EXS 381 Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription 4
EXS 482 Exercise Techniques and Physical Condition 4
EXS 484 Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Progs Clin/Sem 3
Select one of the following: 4-5
General Chemistry I
and Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
and General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services
Electives 12
Year Four
EXS 486 Exercise Prescription - Special Population 3
EXS 489 Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
EXS 490 Internship I 3
Electives 20
 Total Credits120-121