Major in Physical Education: Exercise Science and Health Promotion, BS (not certifiable for teaching)

67 credits as follows:

Lecture Courses (61 credits)

EXS 110 Concepts in Health & Fitness 3
EXS 113 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
EXS 207 Anatomy and Physiology in Exercise Science I 4
EXS 208 Anatomy and Physiology in Exercise Science II 4
EXS 215 Physiological Aspects of the Human Performance of the Aging 3
EXS 216 Kinesiology 3
EXS 217 Care and Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3
EXS 307 Human Nutrition 3
EXS 311 Stress Management 3
EXS 331 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science 3
EXS 376 Theories of Strength Training and Conditioning 2
EXS 408* Physiology of Sport and Exercise 3
EXS 409* Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
EXS 415* Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
EXS 416* Graded Exercise Testing 3
EXS 421* Pharmacology in Sports Medicine 3
EXS 425* Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs 3
EXS 450* Practicum in Exercise Science 3
EXS 470* Internship in Exercise and Health Promotion 6
Skill Courses (6 credits)  
EXS 275 Training for Sport Performance 3
EXS 280 Leadership in Exercise and Wellness 3
* Require admission to the professional program prior to enrollment

Required General Education Courses: BIO 111 or BIO 121 or BMS 102 or BMS 111; CHEM 111 or CHEM 150 or CHEM 161/162; ENG 110; HIST 161 or HIST 162; STAT 104, CS 115, PHYS 111, PSY 112, 236, and COMM 140

Note: No minor is required with this major.

Applying for Admission into the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Program Undergraduate applicants seeking admission to the exercise science and health promotion program are required to submit a file of materials for review by the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance. The applicant's completed file should be submitted prior to September 21 for fall candidates and February 21 (second semester sophomore year) for spring candidates. Applications for admission may be obtained in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance, Kaiser Hall, Room 0180.

Requirements for Admission The following are departmental requirements for admission to the exercise science and health promotion program:

  • Completion of application to the professional program for exercise science and health promotion;
  • Completion of 45 credits of academic work;
  • Successful completion of EXS 207 or 208 or equivalent and EXS 113 or equivalent with a grade of C- of better. Courses must be completed before full admission will be granted.
  • Successful completion of 3 credits of required skills courses including EXS 275 or equivalent or EXS 280 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better. Courses must be completed before full admission will be granted.
  • University GPA of 2.50;
  • Departmental GPA of 2.70;
  • Two letters of recommendation (from persons who can best assess the candidate's potential);
  • The presentation of an essay demonstrating command of the English language, setting out the reasons for wanting to enroll in the program; and emphasizing experiences related to exercise science (500-700 words); and
  • An interview with the personnel committee of the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance, including at least one exercise science faculty member.

Retention Policy Once admitted to the professional program, the following requirements must be maintained in order to remain in "good standing" within the exercise science and health promotion program:

  • Students must maintain a University GPA of 2.50;
  • Students must maintain a departmental GPA of 2.70; and
  • A letter grade of C or higher is required in all professional program courses.

Note: Internship assignments require the student to be in good standing by having a University GPA of 2.50 and a major GPA of 2.70.

If a candidate drops below the required GPA levels, and/or fails to get a C or higher in any professional program course, he or she may be denied admission to the professional program courses, practicum courses, and internship assignments until the GPA or grade reaches the appropriate level.

Note: Revisions to the exercise science education program may occur in order to maintain compliance with national accreditation standards. Students should check with the program director and/or the CCSU exercise science website regarding the possibility of new requirements. All practicum courses and internship assignments require the student to be in "good standing."

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