BS - Exercise Science

  • WellStar College of Health and Human Services
    Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management

    Exercise Science, B.S.

    Program Information:
    The Exercise Science program is a scientifically-based program designed to prepare competent entry-level Exercise Science professionals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (abilities) learning domains. The Exercise Science program offers a diversified program that includes both introductory and advanced coursework, laboratory experiences and the opportunity for practical application of knowledge through community and research based experiences. The program can also be used as pre-professional preparation for post graduate study in exercise science or other health related disciplines including physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical programs. The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for appropriate professional organization certifications. Students must apply for program admission.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Exercise Science degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    For admission to the program and further information, please contact the WellStar Advising Center at wellstaradvising@kennesaw.edu.

    Milestones:

    1. Must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average with a minimum grade of "C" in each required course for admission to the Undergraduate Exercise Science Program. These courses include: BIOL 2221, BIOL 2221L, BIOL 2222, BIOL 2222L, CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L ES 2100.  No more than 2 attempts at these courses will be considered.
    2. Students must earn 39 major elective credits at 3000-4000 level.
    3. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    4. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7600
    http://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/essm/

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.  
    3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L are required for program admission.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. BIOL 2221, BIOL 2221L, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L are required for program admission.

Year 1 (Hours: 33)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • ENGL 2110
    3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students should apply for program admission to ensure ability to register for ES Majors-only courses next term.
  2. BIOL 2222, BIOL 2222L, ES 2100 are required for program admission.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 31)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must pass ES 3900 to progress to any 4000 level ES course.
  2. Delay in passing ES 3900 will delay program progression.
  3. Students must earn 39 credits at 3000-4000 level.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ES 4500 must be taken with ES 4550.
  2. Delay in passing ES 4500/4550 will delay program progression.
  3. Students must earn 39 credits at the 3000-4000 level.

Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ES 3700 must be taken with ES 3750.
  2. Students must earn 39 credits at the 3000-4000 level.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 13

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Senior Capstone Experience to be taken in final term.
  2. Students must earn 39 major elective credits at 3000-4000 level.
  3. ES 4900 is to be taken during the final term due to the capstone nature of the course in which a comprehensive program final is administered.

Year 4 (Hours: 29)


Program Total: 124 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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