Exercise Science Concentration
The Exercise Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Commission on the Accreditation of the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). Upon successful completion of the program the student will have met the academic requirements necessary to sit for an examination for a nationally recognized certification in exercise and sport science.
Exercise Science Concentration Entrance (Acceptance) Requirements
All students in the Department of Sports Medicine and Human Performance may apply to the Exercise Science Program (ESP). Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Exercise Science. The number of students accepted will vary in accordance with retention and graduation rates. The ESP is minimum 4-semester commitment, and, therefore, students are encouraged to apply during the end of first semester of their second year.
Admissions Minimal Requirements
Admission to the program is competitive, and based on the following criteria. Students interested in applying for entrance to the Exercise Science Program must meet the following prerequisite requirements:
- Complete MOVP 0100
- Be accepted into the Movement Science Major
- Enrolled in, or completed, MOVP 0101
- Observation hours (minimum 20 hours at four different types of facilities)
- Current CPR and First Aid certification
- Member of Professional Organization
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.7
Application materials may be found in the Exercise Science Program Manual.
Transfer students will be considered on an individual basis based on University policies explained in the Admission section of this Bulletin, in addition to courses and clinical experiences completed at the previous institution. Any courses considered equivalent to the required courses must be presented to the Department Chair and/or Program Director(s) for approval prior to application. A copy of the course description, course syllabus and confirmation of grade/course completion is required for review.
Once accepted into the Exercise Science Program, the student will be required to meet the academic and clinical requirements of the program as outlined in the Exercise Science Program Manual. Students must be granted Advanced Standing and complete an internship in order to graduate from the Exercise Science Program.