Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Bachelor Science in Exercise Science has three basic components:

  1. General Education and Institutional Requirements 
  2. Exercise Science Program Requirements
  3. General Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to fulfill graduation requirements as listed below

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional 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.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Exercise Science Program Requirements
PEHR 1300Beginning Swimming1
PEHR 1543First Aid / Resp Emergencies3
PEHR 2000/05 OR BIOL 2320/ BIOL 2325 OR BIOL 2420/ BIOL 2425
PEHR 2020Introduction to Exercise Science3
PEHR 2060Sport and Exercise Psychology (or PEHR 3750)3
PEHR 2120Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management3
PEHR 2200Nutrition for Sport and Exercise3
PEHR 2070Intro to Sport Management (OR PEHR 2080)3
PEHR 3000Psychophysiology of Fitness and Nutrition3
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 3500
PEHR 3730Biomechanics3
PEHR 3800Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Exercise & Sports3
PEHR 4100Physiology and Techniques of Strength and Power3
PEHR 4200Healthy Aging3
PEHR 4300Clinical Exercise Physiology3
PEHR 4230Applied Fitness Development for Geriatric & At-Risk Populations3
PEHR 4400Pediatric and Adolescent Fitness & Nutrition3
PEHR 4500Theories of Behavioral Change3
PEHR 4600RExercise Science Internship1-3
PEHR 4700Motivation and Coaching3
Exercise Science Elective Requirements
Elective coursework to bring the total to no fewer than 120 college-level credits (1000 and above). *

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.


*Recommended General Electives

BIOL 1620
  & BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
   and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
BIOL 3000RRural Health Scholars1
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 3510Biochemistry I3
DANC 3510Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers I2
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
HLOC 1020Intro to Sports Medicine3
HLOC 3080Advanced Sports Medicine3
HLOC 3230Health Communication3
PEHR 4500Theories of Behavioral Change3
PEHR 4700Motivation and Coaching3
PEHR 4800
PHYS 2010
  & PHYS 2015
College Physics I
   and College Physics I Lab
5
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
PEHR 1001FYE: Athletics/PEHR1
General Education (Life Science)3
PEHR 1020Step Workout1
PEHR 1300Beginning Swimming1
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
CHEM 1110Elem General/Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 1115Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab1
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
General Education (American Institutions)3
General Education (Mathmatics)3
General Education (Soc. & Behav. Sci.)3
 Term Hours17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Fine Arts)3
General Education (Glob. & Cult. Pers.)3
PEHR 1543First Aid / Resp Emergencies3
Physiology and Lab4
PEHR 2200Nutrition for Sport and Exercise3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
General Education (Lit./Hum.) 3
PEHR 2120Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management3
PEHR 28003
PEHR 3700Physiology of Exercise3
PEHR 3705Physiology of Exercise Lab1
PEHR 3350Motor Learning and Development3
 Term Hours16
3rd Year
Fall Semester
PEHR 30003
PEHR 33703
PEHR 33753
PEHR 35003
PEHR 3730Biomechanics3
PEHR 3750 or PEHR 20603
 Term Hours18
Spring Semester
PEHR 3400Activity Programming for Special Populations3
PEHR 38003
PEHR 41003
PHYS 2010College Physics I4
PHYS 2015College Physics I Lab1
 Term Hours14
4th Year
Fall Semester
DANC 3510Physics Kinesiology for Dancers I2
Elective2
PEHR 43003
PEHR 44003
PEHR 45003
 Term Hours13
Spring Semester
HLOC 1020Intro to Sports Medicine3
PEHR 42003
PEHR 42303
PEHR 4600RExercise Science Internship1
PEHR 47003
 Term Hours13
Total Hour: 120