Majors, Minors and Concentrations Details
B.S. degree program in exercise science
HEGIS code 1299.30
NYS SED program code 32345
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Students in Exercise Science have many opportunities for practical hands-on experience with laboratory equipment and in testing and measuring in our human performance labs. This focus area provides a strong background for individuals preparing for graduate work in exercise physiology, medicine, physical and occupational therapy, or to become a physician's assistant, or enter other health-related professions.
Students should consult with a pre-health professions advisor to ascertain specific courses necessary to meet the requirements for the particular specialty in which they are interested.
Individuals completing the exercise science program will also meet many of the educational eligibility requirements of the American College of Sports Medicine for certification as a Health Fitness Specialist and/or Clinical Exercise Specialist, and many of the educational eligibility requirements of the National Strength and Conditioning Association for certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
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 3.0 or greater in required Department of Kinesiology coursework to graduate.
Degree Requirements (73 credits)
All of the following:
Kinesiology 2500, 3000, 3005, 3060, 3150, 3281, 3285, 3290, 3295, 4200W, 4250, 4260, 4400, 4402, 4500, 4510, 4520, 4760 (60 credits).
Health and Nutrition Sciences 1200 (3 credits).
Chemistry 1100 or both 1050 and 2050 (5 credits).
Physics 1100 (5 credits).
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.