B.S. in Exercise Science - Exercise Science Specialist Concentration

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition Requirements6
Effective Writing I
Critical Writing and Research
Critical Writing: Approaches to Pop Culture
Critical Writing: Investigating Experience
Critical Writing: Multidisciplinary Imagination
Critical Writing: Entering Public Sphere
Critical Writing: Special Topics
Mathematics Requirement3
Introduction to Statistics I
Public Speaking Requirement3
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speech Communication
Science Requirements
See Related Requirements under your concentration to fulfill these credits.
Behavioral & Social Science Requirements6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of the Family
Humanities Requirements6
Arts Requirement3
Diverse Communities Requirement3
Interdisciplinary Requirement3
Writing Emphasis Requirements9
Major Requirements 1
EXS 103Fundamentals of Group Exercise and Resistance Training3
EXS 180Lifetime Fitness Concepts3
EXS 270Motor Learning3
EXS 223Kinetic Anatomy2
EXS 280The Exercise Science Profession1
EXS 362Biomechanics3
EXL 362Biomechanics Laboratory1
EXS 375Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXS 380Exercise Physiology3
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXS 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription3
EXL 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription Lab1
EXS 482Strength Training and Conditioning4
EXS 484Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Programs Clinic/Seminar3
EXS 486Exercise Prescription - Special Population3
EXS 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation3
EXL 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation Laboratory1
EXS 490Internship3
Related/Cognate Requirements
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
Concentration Requirements
Students must take the required courses in their concentration to reach the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Exercise Science Specialist

Students graduating as an Exercise Science Specialist are prepared to conduct adult fitness programs, prescribe and administer exercise in settings such as hospitals, clinics, corporations, or community centers, and work as personal trainers or strength and conditioning coaches.

Related Requirements
BIO 100Basic Biological Science3
or BIO 110 General Biology
CHE 107General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences4
or CHE 103 General Chemistry I
CRL 107General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences1
or CRL 103 Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
PHY 100Elements of Physical Science (or above)3
SMD 271First Aid and Athletic Training2
or SMD 204 First Aid for Health Professionals
Student Electives9-10
Students must take electives to fulfill 120 credit hour minimum.

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 362
EXL 362
and Biomechanics Laboratory
EXS 270 Motor Learning 3
EXS 380
EXL 380
Exercise Physiology
and Exercise Physiology Lab
Electives 12
Year Three
EXS 375 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
EXS 381 Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription 3
EXS 482 Strength Training and Conditioning 4
EXS 484 Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Programs Clinic/Seminar 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 Sciences
Electives 12
Year Four
EXS 486 Exercise Prescription - Special Population 3
EXS 489 Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation 3
EXS 490 Internship 3
Electives 20
 Total Credits120-121