Exercise Physiology B.S.

The B.S. in Exercise Physiology is the major of choice for students that desire to enter this broad field that includes careers in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, performance specialists, strength & condition coaches, exercise physiologists, corporate fitness, and many more. Majors will select one of two concentrations: Strength & Conditioning or Clinical Exercise Physiology. Core coursework will cover core content in the areas of anatomy, nutrition, physiology, exercise testing, and exercise prescription. Concentration coursework will then elaborate on the key differences in the fields of strength & conditioning and the clinical side of exercise physiology and both concentrations require a capstone internship experience. Both concentrations will include classroom and laboratory experience to prepare students for the key certifications in each field. 


124 MINIMUM HOURS

36 UPPER LEVEL HOURS

31 HOURS AT UMHB

 


 

 

Degree Requirements

Academic Core –57 hours

see Bachelor of Science Academic Core

B.S. Exercise Physiology Core –30 hours

12 hours (6 upper level) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

EXSS 2340Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science

3

EXSS 3354Performance Nutrition

3

EXSS 3378Exercise Psychology

3

EXSS 3390Anatomical Kinesiology

3

EXSS 3395Physiology of Exercise

3

EXSS 3396Physiology of Exercise II

3

EXSS 4344Leadership in Health Science

3

EXSS 4392Tests and Measurements in EXSS

3

EXSS 4394Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

EXSS 4398Internship in Exercise Science

3

Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration

EXSS 2355Medical Terminology

3

EXSS 3357Pharmacology

3

EXSS 4175Seminar in ECG Analysis

1

EXSS 4351Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise

3

EXSS 4360Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease

3

PSYC 3320Health Psychology

3

SOCI 4313Gerontology

3

Strength & Conditioning Concentration

EXSS 2345Human Anatomy

3

EXSS 3379Sport Psychology

3

EXSS 4108Advanced Olympic Lifting Techniques

1

EXSS 4185CSCS Seminar

1

EXSS 4315Ergogenic Aids in Sport

3

EXSS 4319Program Design in Strength and Conditioning

3

EXSS 4335Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSS 4350Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3

EXSS 4351Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise

3

EXSS 4370Internship in S&C

3

Required Support Courses for the Major:

BIOL 2340Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 2140Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

BIOL 2341Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 2141Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

EXSS 3135Advanced Resistance Training

1

Grades of “C” or better are required in all courses (including support courses) counting toward the Exercise Physiology major.

Exercise Physiology (B.S.) Concentration in CEP Courses of Study by Year

Freshman Year

ENGL 1321Rhetoric & Composition I

3

ENGL 1322Rhetoric & Composition II

3

CSBS 1311Engaging the Old Testament

3

CSBS 1312Engaging the New Testament

3

EXSS 2340Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science

3

UMHB 1101Freshman Seminar

1

COMM 1320Public Speaking

3

PSYC 1301General Psychology

3

Scientific Inquiry

3

EXSS 2353Lifespan Nutrition

3

or

Social Science

3

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:28

Summer: MATH 1304: or higher

Sophomore Year

ENGL Literature

6

BIOL 2340Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 2140Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

BIOL 2341Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 2141Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

SOCI 1311Introduction to Sociology

3

Fine Arts

3

EXSS 3354Performance Nutrition

3

EXSS 3378Exercise Psychology

3

Elective courses

6

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:32

Junior Year

EXSS 3379Sport Psychology

3

EXSS 3390Anatomical Kinesiology

3

EXSS 3395Physiology of Exercise

3

EXSS 3396Physiology of Exercise II

3

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

EXSS 3135Advanced Resistance Training

1

EXSS 4394Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

PSYC 3320Health Psychology

3

Lab Science

4

Electives

9

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:33

Senior Year

EXSS 3357Pharmacology

3

EXSS 4360Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease

3

EXSS 4175Seminar in ECG Analysis

1

EXSS 4344Leadership in Health Science

3

EXSS 4392Tests and Measurements in EXSS

3

EXSS 4398Internship in Exercise Science

3

SOCI 4313Gerontology

3

Electives

9

World Ideas

3

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:31

Exercise Physiology (B.S.) Concentration in S&C Courses of Study by Year

Freshman Year

ENGL 1321Rhetoric & Composition I

3

ENGL 1322Rhetoric & Composition II

3

CSBS 1311Engaging the Old Testament

3

CSBS 1312Engaging the New Testament

3

EXSS 2340Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science

3

UMHB 1101Freshman Seminar

1

COMM 1320Public Speaking

3

PSYC 1301General Psychology

3

Scientific Inquiry

3

EXSS 2353Lifespan Nutrition

3

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:28

Summer: MATH 1304: or higher

*Lifespan Nutrition is recommended but not required

Sophomore Year

ENGL Literature

6

BIOL 2340Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 2140Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

BIOL 2341Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 2141Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

EXSS 2345Human Anatomy

3

Fine Arts

3

Social Science

3

Electives

6

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:29

Junior Year

EXSS 3354Performance Nutrition

3

EXSS 3379Sport Psychology

3

EXSS 3390Anatomical Kinesiology

3

EXSS 3395Physiology of Exercise

3

EXSS 3396Physiology of Exercise II

3

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

EXSS 3135Advanced Resistance Training

1

EXSS 4335Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

EXSS 4392Tests and Measurements in EXSS

3

EXSS 4398Internship in Exercise Science

3

Lab Science

4

Elective(s)

3

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:33

Senior Year

EXSS 4108Advanced Olympic Lifting Techniques

1

EXSS 4315Ergogenic Aids in Sport

3

EXSS 4394Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

EXSS 3379Sport Psychology

3

EXSS 4319Program Design in Strength and Conditioning

3

EXSS 4344Leadership in Health Science

3

EXSS 4351Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise

3

EXSS 4370Internship in S&C

3

EXSS 4185CSCS Seminar

1

Elective(s)

3

World Ideas

3

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:29