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
|ESS3010||Exercise Assessment and Prescription||3|
|ESS3015||Exercise Assessment and Prescription Laboratory||1|
|ESS4015||Human Performance Laboratory||1|
|ESS4030||Exercise for Special Populations||3|
|HSC1010||Introduction to Health Professions||1|
|HSC1230||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HSC2400||Research Methods for Health Science||3|
|HSC4900||Data and Evidence in Health: Research Capstone||3|
|CHW4799||College of Health & Wellness Internship Ic||3|
|Related Professional Studies|
|BIO1011||General Biology - Cellular||3|
|BIO1016||General Biology Laboratory - Cellular||1|
|BIO1022||General Biology - Organismal||3|
|BIO1026||General Biology Laboratory - Organismal||1|
|BIO2021||Functional Human Anatomy||3|
|BIO2026||Functional Human Anatomy Laboratory||1|
|BIO2046||Human Physiology Laboratory||1|
|CHM1011||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHM1016||General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|CHM1022||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHM1026||General Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|CULN2414||Cooking for Health and Wellness||3|
|PHY1011||General Physics I||3|
|PHY1016||General Physics I Laboratory||1|
|PHY1022||General Physics II||3|
|PHY1026||General Physics II Laboratory||1|
|A&S Core Courses|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
One course from ANTH, ECON, LEAD, PSCI or SOC
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||9|
Typically, internships require a minimum of three credits. Students interested in a 6, 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.
# 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 adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
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?