Exercise Science B.S.K. (Emphasis in Allied Health and Graduate School)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E) 142
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major 2, 318
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
College Trigonometry 1
Introductory Physics I
Introduction to Exercise Science
Major Requirements 28
Research Methods in Kinesiology
Foundations of Exercise and Sport Psychology
Motor Control, Coordination, and Skill
Structural Kinesiology
Physiological Aspects of Exercise
Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
Administrative Principles in Kinesiology
Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription
Allied Health and Graduate School Emphasis32
The Allied Health and Graduate School Track will prepare students to apply for graduate programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Physician's Assistant, Medical School, or Kinesiology. At least a 3.0 GPA or higher is required to stay in this emphasis area.
Select from the following courses, depending upon graduate school requirements, to add up to 32 hours.
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Biology Laboratory II
Organic Chemistry I
Lifespan Development
Medical Terminology
Total Credit Hours124

Program and Emphasis Area 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

Honors Program 

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

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

Program Progression Criteria

  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F and within the major requirements, including guided major electives to progress in the Exercise Science major. 
  • Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course prior to registering for an advanced course. 
  • If a student receives a grade of “D” or “F” in a course listed in Area F and/or within the major requirements, including guided major electives, the student can repeat said course no more than 2 times. 
  • Once in this emphasis area, student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all major courses and guided major electives.
  • Students must show proof of CPR/AED certification prior to completing KINS 3452. 

Note: Exercise Science Majors must complete Fundamentals to include:

Credit Hours
CHEM   1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I4
CHEM   1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II4
PSYC   1101Introduction to Psychology 3

Students not able to complete Fundamentals in Areas A2, D, and F will take these courses as part of their selected emphasis area. 


For questions regarding specific undergraduate program requirements, please contact the Waters College of Health Professions Student Success Center.