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B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science Curriculum

The exercise and sport science major provides students with a foundation in the movement sciences, which promotes improvements in health, fitness, and/or performance for the physically active. The primary goal of this program is to prepare students to be evidence-based practitioners of exercise and human movement disciplines who think critically about the science behind their practice.

Students graduating from the exercise and sport science major will be able to seek employment as an exercise specialist, fitness and wellness coordinator, sport performance researcher, and strength and conditioning specialist, as well as enter professional graduate programs in exercise sciences and other fields, such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor behavior.

Learning Outcomes

A successful exercise and sport science graduate is expected to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills related to the areas of physical activity, movement sciences, and sport through practical experiences;
  2. Obtain knowledge of content area specific to chosen career goals, such as strength and conditioning specialist, coaching, and corporate fitness and wellness, through didactic and internship experiences;
  3. Demonstrate the importance of the physical, psychological, and emotional demands of physically active individuals through didactic and practicum experience.

Curriculum Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program.

Exercise and Sport Science Major Requirements (75 credits)

Core Courses (72 credits)

  • ATTR 1300  Emergency Care and First Aid (3 credits)
  • ATTR 1400  Health and Fitness (3 credits)
  • EXSC 1200  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1500   Biology/Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 3320   Anat & Phys I/Lab (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1300 General Chemistry/Lab (4 credits)
  • ATTR 2300  Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
  • BIOL 3300   Anat & Phys II/Lab (4 credits)
  • ATTR 2400  Strength & Conditioning (3 credits)
  • PHYS 2350  General Physics/Lab (4 credits)
  • EXSC 3700  Kinesiology (3 credits)
  • EXSC 3740  Exercise Physiology/Lab (4 credits)
  • PSYC 3400  Sport Psychology (3 credits)
  • EXSC 3670  Biomechanics of Human Movement/Lab (4 credits)
  • EXSC 3820  Exercise Prescription/Lab (4 credits)
  • EXSC 4300  Research Methods in Sport and PE (3 credits)
  • EXSC 4220  Motor Learning/Lab (4 credits)
  • EXSC 4100  Adapted Physical Education (3 credits)
  • EXSC 4400  Exercise and Sport Administration (3 credits)
  • EXSC 4500  Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
  • EXSC 4901  Practicum in Exercise Science (3 credits)

Major Electives (minimum of 3 credits)

  • EXSC 3900 Sports Supplements for Athletic Performance
  • EXSC 4900 Special Topics in Exercise and Sport Science (3 credits)
  • EXSC 4950 Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (1-12 credits)
  • EXSC 4990 Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Science (1-3 credits)
  • Any 3000/4000-level EXSC course not counted as core course for the major (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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