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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
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
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Exercise Science Program Requirements
Complete one (1) of the following:
PEHR 1300
PEHR 1543
Beginning Swimming
and First Aid / Resp Emergencies
4
OR
PEHR 1340Lifeguarding2
Complete the following:
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
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 Aging and At-Risk Populations3
PEHR 4400Pediatric and Adolescent Fitness & Nutrition3
PEHR 4600RExercise Science Internship1-3
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.


 

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
PEHR 2020 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
General Education (Physical Sciences - recommended: CHEM 1110/15) 5
General Education (Life Sciences and Lab Science - recommended: BIOL 1610/15) 5
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
RSM 2070 Fundamentals of Sport Management 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
PEHR 1543 First Aid / Resp Emergencies 3
PEHR 2120 Principles of Fitness and Lifestyle Management 3
PEHR 2060 Sport and Exercise Psychology (or PEHR 3750) 3
General Education (Mathematics - MATH 1040 recommended) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
PEHR 1300 Beginning Swimming 1
PEHR 2200 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise 3
PEHR 3052 Psychophysiology of Motor Control 3
PEHR 3800 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Exercise & Sports 3
 Hours16
3rd Year
Fall Semester
PEHR 3700
PEHR 3705
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Lab
4
PEHR 3350 Motor Learning and Development 3
PEHR 3500 Theories and Techniques for Teaching Fitness and Motor Skills 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
PEHR 3370 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
PEHR 3730 Biomechanics 3
PEHR 4400 Pediatric and Adolescent Fitness & Nutrition 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours12
4th Year
Fall Semester
PEHR 3400 Activity Programming for Special Populations 3
PEHR 4200 Healthy Aging 3
PEHR 4300 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours14
Spring Semester
PEHR 4100 Physiology and Techniques of Strength and Power 3
PEHR 4230 Applied Fitness Development for Aging and At-Risk Populations 3
PEHR 4600R Exercise Science Internship 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120