Exercise Science B.S.K.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Nutrition and Health
College Trigonometry 1
Introductory Physics I
Guided Electives
Major Requirements 60
Introduction to Exercise Science
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
Internship in Exercise Science 3
Select 15 credit hours from the following Guided Electives:
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
Evolutionary 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
Honors Research Seminar
Select 3 credit hours of Electives
Total Credit Hours124

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   1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I4
CHEM   1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II4
PHYS   1111KIntroductory 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   2211K) for Fundamentals with advisor approval. Students should take Introduction to Psychology (PSYC   1101) as one of their courses to complete Area E requirements.


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