Exercise Science B.S.K. (Concentration 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
Introduction to Exercise Science
College Trigonometry 1
Introductory Physics I
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 Concentration32
The Allied Health and Graduate School Concentration 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 overall GPA or higher is required to stay in this concentration area.
Select from the following courses, depending upon graduate school requirements, to add up to 32 hours.
Introduction to Anthropology
Principles of Biochemistry
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Biology Laboratory II
Microorganisms and Disease
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Lifespan Development
Public Speaking
Medical Terminology
Intro to Athletic Training
Motor Learning and Development
Adapted Physical Activity
Calculus I
Nutrition and Health
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Abnormal Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Sociology
Elementary Statistics
Total Credit Hours124

Program and Concentration 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). All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University.
  • 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 Honors College
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project
  • be in good standing in the Honors College 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 concentration area, student must maintain an overall 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 concentration area. 


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