Health Sciences B.H.S. (Concentration in Human Performance/Fitness Management)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Survey of Accounting
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Introduction to Human Performance & Fitness Management
Elementary Statistics
Medical Terminology
Major Requirements9
Research Methods
Seminar in Professional Issues
Related Concentration Requirements40
Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology
Exercise Physiology
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Worksite Wellness and Safety
Evaluation and Prescription in Exercise & Sport
Health and Fitness Entrepreneurship
Health/Fitness Management
Personal Fitness Training
Physical Activity in Disease Prevention/Treatment
Select 9 credit hours from the following:
Assessment and Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Movement and Posture Assessment and Exercise
Nutritional Issues in Sports Medicine
Health Weight Management and Body Composition
Free Electives11
Select 11 credit hours of Free Electives
Total Credit Hours124

Admission Requirements

In addition to a completed health sciences program application made to the department, students must seek regular admission to Georgia Southern University. Students must be eligible for Quantitative Reasoning (MATH   1001) or Composition I (ENGL   1101) and must undergo a formal interview conducted by a health sciences faculty member.

Progression Requirements

All students are required to submit evidence of liability insurance and a health assessment prior to beginning their practicum. Students must complete the degree program within six consecutive years from the date of their initial admission to the major. Students who do not complete the program within this time limit must apply for readmission, meet current criteria for admission, and have their previous credits calculated. Students who are granted readmission must meet course requirements in effect at the time of readmission. A minimum grade of C or better must be earned in each course in the major.

 It is recommended that all bachelor of health science students have current CPR certification at the time of graduation.


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