B.S. degree program in exercise science
HEGIS code 1299.30
NYS SED program code 32345

Program/Department Advisers

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Phone
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Office Hours
Blitzer, Laura Undergraduate Deputy 718-951-5514 4th Fl West Quad laurablitzer @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2017 semester.
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The Exercise Science major offers two tracks. The Fitness Professional Track provides a strong background in exercise testing and exercise training. As such, graduates should be well prepared to enter the fields of fitness and wellness and will also have completed most of the prerequisite courses for various Health Related Professions (e.g., Physical Therapy). The Pre-Health Professions Track is designed for students who intend to enroll in programs to become Health Related Professionals such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physicians Assistants. Although designed to provide the requirements for applying to such programs, the admissions requirements for programs vary and additional classes may be required depending on the chosen career path and institution. Students should consult with the College Health Professions Advisor as well as with advisors from the schools where they intend to apply to ascertain if additional coursework is needed.

Students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 to declare a major in Exercise Science. Students must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 to remain a major in the program. Exercise Science majors must have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater in required Department of Kinesiology coursework to graduate.

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Degree Requirements (64-69 credits)
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Fitness Professional Track (64-67.5 credits)
All of the following:
Kinesiology 3000, 3005, 3281, 3285, 3290, 4200W, 4250, 4400, 4402, 4500, 4510, 4520, 4760 (48 credits).
Business 3400 or Economics 3400 or Mathematics 2501 or Psychology 3400 or Political Science 3422 (3 or 4 credits).
Health and Nutrition Sciences 1200 (3 credits).
Chemistry 1100 or both 1050 and 2050 (5 or 7.5 credits).
Physics 1100 (5 credits).

Pre-Health Professions Track (68-69 credits)
All of the following:
Kinesiology 3000, 3005, 3281, 3285, 3295, 4200W, 4760 (30 credits).
Health and Nutrition Sciences 1200 (3 credits).
Chemistry 1100 and 2100 (10 credits).
Physics 1100 and 2100 (10 credits).
Biology 1001 and 1002 (9 credits).
Business 3400 or Economics 3400 or Mathematics 2501 or Psychology 3400 or Political Science 3422(3 or 4 credits).
Psychology 1000 (3 credits).
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Department honors

To qualify for honors in Physical Education or Exercise Science, a major must maintain a scholastic index of at least 3.50 in all advanced work in the major; and satisfactorily complete the following: Kinesiology 4900 Directed Research in Kinesiology plus honors work in an advanced elective in the department (course to be determined in consultation with sponsoring faculty member and approved by Chair). In addition, the student must have the recommendation of at least 2 faculty members of the Department and a recommendation from the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology.