Exercise and Sports Science - B.S.
The Exercise and Sports Science bachelor's degree program provides a scientific understanding of the mechanics of exercise, its synergies with nutrition and its influence on body systems. Graduates qualify for a variety of occupations such as recreational therapy, exercise physiology, medical program coordination, athletic training and rehabilitation. Graduates may also choose to matriculate to graduate programs like physician assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist, athletic training or others.
Upon completion of the program, graduate are expected to:
- Apply concepts from the sciences to explain the interrelationships between exercise, metabolism and performance.
- Explain the importance of exercise as a determinant of health.
- Prescribe appropriate exercise interventions considering characteristics of the individual and the goal.
- Compare the appropriateness of various eating patterns for a variety of exercise types.
- Adapt exercise plans for a variety of ages and conditions.
Exercise and Sports Science
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|Exercise Assessment and Prescription
|Exercise Assessment and Prescription Laboratory
|Human Performance Laboratory
|Exercise for Special Populations
|Introduction to Health Professions
|Introduction to Public Health
|Research Methods for Health Science
|Data and Evidence in Health: Research Capstone
|Choose 3 credits from the following:
|College of Health & Wellness Internship Ic
|Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad Sa
|Related Professional Studies
|General Biology - Cellular
|General Biology Laboratory - Cellular
|General Biology - Organismal
|General Biology Laboratory - Organismal
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
|General Chemistry I
|General Chemistry I Laboratory
|General Chemistry II
|General Chemistry II Laboratory
|Cooking for Health and Wellness
|General Physics I
|General Physics I Laboratory
|General Physics II
|General Physics II Laboratory
|A&S Core Courses
|Communications Foundation Courses
|Rhetoric & Composition I
|Rhetoric & Composition II
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities
|Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
|Precalculus (or higher, based on student's placement) *
|Introduction to Biostatistics
One course from ANTH, ECON, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, RES or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #
|9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university
IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling internship and free elective credits.
D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
SaTo be eligible to count toward Applied/ Experiential Learning, a Study Abroad offering must meet certain requirements. Contact JWU Global to discuss eligible Study Abroad options for this degree program.
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?