Exercise Science B.S.K.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
KINS   2511Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
KINS   2512Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
KINS   2531Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
KINS   2532Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
NTFS   2530Nutrition and Health3
MATH   1112College Trigonometry 13
PHYS   1111Introduction to Physics I 24
Guided Electives0-8
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
KINS   2535Introduction to Exercise Science3
KINS   3130Research Methods in Kinesiology3
KINS   3132Foundations of Exercise and Sport Psychology3
KINS   3230Motor Control, Coordination, and Skill3
KINS   3541Structural Kinesiology4
KINS   3542Physiological Aspects of Exercise4
KINS   3543Biomechanical Analysis of Movement4
KINS   4130Administrative Principles in Kinesiology3
KINS   4231Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription3
KINS   4799Internship in Exercise Science 312
Select 15 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:15
Coaching Baseball and Softball
Coaching Basketball
Coaching Football
Coaching Olympic Sports
Prevention of Injury and Illness in Athletic Training
Pathology and Care of Athletic Injury and Illness
Principles of Coaching
Psychology of Coaching
Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries
Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries
Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training
Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation
Sport Conditioning Laboratory
Principles of Officiating
Coaching Practicum
Introductory Food Science
Human Nutrition
Life Cycle Nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Community Nutrition
Issues and Trends in Food Science
Directed Individual Study
Social Psychology
Personality Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Motivation and Emotion
Health Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Introduction to Sport Management
Social Issues of Sport
Economics of Sport
Facility and Event Management
Sport Business Operations
Legal Aspects of Sport
UHON   4191Honors Research Seminar1-3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours126

If taken in Area A2 or D, use Fundamentals to complete Area F, Guided Electives.


If Introduction to Physics I (PHYS   1111) taken in Area D, then Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM   1145) or Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM   1146) required in Area F, Guided Electives.


Students can substitute courses for the internship with approval of the Undergraduate Exercise Science Program Coordinator. 


To graduate with a Honors in Exercise Science, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Program at the time of graduation
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation

Program Admission Criteria

  • Admission to Georgia Southern University
  • A total institution GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered)
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all Area D and F course work attempted

Program Progression Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F and within the major requirements, including guided major electives.
  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course prior to registering for an advanced course.

Note: Exercise Science Majors must complete Fundamentals to include:

Credit Hours
MATH   1112College Trigonometry3
CHEM   1145Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM   1146Principles of Chemistry II4
PHYS   1111Introduction to Physics I4

Students not able to complete Fundamentals in Areas A2, D, and F will take these courses as part of their Guided Major Electives. Students may elect to substitute Calculus I (MATH   1441) and Principles of Physics I (PHYS   2211) for Fundamentals with advisor approval. Students should take Introduction to Psychology (PSYC   1101) as one of their courses to complete Area E requirements.


Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Services Center, Room 0101, Hollis Building, (912) 478-1931, for information regarding advisement and registration.