Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Program Curriculum

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Exercise Science Core Program Requirements

FAST 1300
PEHR 1543
Beginning Swimming
and First Aid / Resp Emergencies
2-4
or FAST 1301
PEHR 1543
Intermediate Swimming
and First Aid / Resp Emergencies
or FAST 1315
PEHR 1543
Aquatic Fitness
and First Aid / Resp Emergencies
or PEHR 1340 Lifeguarding
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
PEHR 2020Introduction to Exercise Science3
PEHR 2060Sport and Exercise Psychology (or PEHR 3750)3
RSM 2070Fundamentals of Sport Management3
PEHR 2120Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management3
PEHR 2200Nutrition for Sport and Exercise3
PEHR 3052Psychophysiology of Motor Control3
PEHR 3700
PEHR 3705
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Lab
4
PEHR 3370Exercise Testing and Prescription3
PEHR 3350Motor Learning and Development3
PEHR 3400Activity Programming for Special Populations3
PEHR 3500Theories and Techniques for Teaching Fitness and Motor Skills3
PEHR 3730Biomechanics3
or PEHR 3740 Clinical Biomechanics
PEHR 3800Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Exercise & Sports3
PEHR 4100Physiology and Techniques of Strength and Power3
PEHR 4300Clinical Exercise Physiology3
PEHR 4230Applied Fitness Development for Aging and At-Risk Populations3
PEHR 4400Pediatric and Adolescent Fitness & Nutrition3
PEHR 4600RExercise Science Internship1-3

 Pre-Physical Therapy Track Requirements

BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
MATH 1060Trigonometry3-5
or MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab
5
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
5
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)3
or FSHD 1500 Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
PSY 3400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3

Recommended Electives 

To bring the total number of credits to no less than 120.
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher. 
  5. GPA of 2.0 or higher in Exercise Science Program Requirement courses.
  6. Grade C- or higher in each Exercise Science Program Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (MA) 3
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
PEHR 2020 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) 3
PEHR 2120 Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management 3
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
 Hours17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
PSY 1100
Human Development Through Lifespan (SS) (GC)
or Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)
3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (LIterature/Humanities) 3
PEHR 2060 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
RSM 2070 Fundamentals of Sport Management 3
PEHR 1340 Lifeguarding 2
PEHR 2200 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
PEHR 3350 Motor Learning and Development 3
PEHR 3500 Theories and Techniques for Teaching Fitness and Motor Skills 3
PEHR 3700
PEHR 3705
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Lab
4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
PEHR 3052 Psychophysiology of Motor Control 3
PEHR 3370 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
PEHR 3730 Biomechanics 3
PEHR 3800 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Exercise & Sports 3
 Hours17
4th Year
Fall Semester
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I
and College Physics I Lab
5
PSY 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PEHR 3400 Activity Programming for Special Populations 3
PEHR 4200 Healthy Aging 3
PEHR 4300 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
5
PEHR 4100 Physiology and Techniques of Strength and Power 3
PEHR 4230 Applied Fitness Development for Aging and At-Risk Populations 3
PEHR 4400 Pediatric and Adolescent Fitness & Nutrition 3
PEHR 4600R Exercise Science Internship 1-3
 Hours15-17
 Total Hours129-131