Degrees & Requirements

Exercise Science Lab The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree at Emory & Henry offers two initial track options, both of which will include classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship experiences.

Clinical Health Professions Track (B.S.) 

The coursework in this track option will provide students with a strong scientific foundation related to the physiological benefits of exercise and the deleterious effects of physical inactivity.

This degree option includes the common prerequisite courses necessary for admission to most graduate programs in the health professions (i.e. athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies) or other health-related fields (public health, nutrition/dietetics, clinical exercise physiology, kinesiology.)

Fitness and Wellness Track (B.S.)

Graduates from this track option will be eligible to pursue certifications with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Students will be prepared for careers in the fields of commercial fitness, corporate & community wellness, strength & conditioning, or graduate study in a variety of health and wellness fields  (public health, nutrition/dietetics, clinical exercise physiology, kinesiology.)


  • Exercise Science-Core Courses

    EXSC 110 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)
    EXSC 213 Medical Terminology (3)
    EXSC 261X Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology (3)
    EXSC 310X Exercise Physiology (4)
    EXSC 336 Advanced Strength & Conditioning (3)
    EXSC 370 Nutrition (3)
    EXSC 410 Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations (4) 
    EXSC 440 Research in Exercise Science (4)

    Total 27

  • Exercise Science-Clinical Health Professions (B.S.)

    EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE (27 credit hours)

    Additional Requirements

    GNST 205/ HSCI 105 Introduction To Healthcare Professions (1)
    BIOL 117 General Biology (4)
    BIOL 120 Integrated Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
    BIOL 121 Integrated Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
    PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science (3)

    One from the following:

    MATH 121 College Algebra (3)
    MATH 124 Precalculus (3) & MATH 125 Precalculus lab (1)
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)

    One from the following:

    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics (4)
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (4)
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences (4)

    Contextual and Support (12 credits from the list below)*

    BIOL 201 Organismal Biology (4)
    BIOL 300 Genetics (4)
    BIOL 425 General Physiology (4)
    BIOL 430 Biochemistry (4)
    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4)
    CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 240 Intro to Biochemistry (4)
    EXSC 285 Research Experience (1-4)
    EXSC 337 Program Design (3)
    EXSC 420 Therapeutic Interventions (3)
    EXSC 460 Independent Study (1-4)
    EXSC 470 Internship I (2-6)
    EXSC 471 Internship II (2-6)
    HHP 223 Safety Education, Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    HHP 231 Personal Health (3)
    PHIL 221 Healthcare Ethics (3)
    PHYS 110 College Physics 1 (4) OR PHYS 201 General Physics 1 (4)
    PHYS 111 College Physics 2 (4) OR PHYS 202 General Physics 2 (4)
    PSYC 101 Psychology as a Natural Science (4)
    PSYC 220 Child Development (3)
    PSYC 231 Lifespan Development (3)
    PSYC 316 Physiological Psychology (3)
    PSYC 318 Health Psychology (3)
    PSYC 321 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology OR SOCI 105 Intro to Sociology for Health Professionals (3)
    SOCI 250 Food & Justice (3)
    SOCI 252 Sociology of Health (3)

    *Chosen in consultation with advisor.

    Total 62-63

  • Exercise Science-Fitness & Wellness (B.S.)

    EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE (27)

    Additional Requirements

    BIOL 117 General Biology (4)
    BIOL 120 Integrated Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
    BIOL 121 Integrated Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
    EXSC 337 Program Design (3)
    PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science (3)

    One from the following:

    MATH 121 College Algebra (3)
    MATH 124 Precalculus (3) & MATH 125 Precalculus lab (1)
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)

    One from the following:

    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics (4)
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (4)
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences (4)

    Contextual and Support (12 credits from the list below)*

    BIOL 201 Organismal Biology (4)
    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 240 Intro to Biochemistry (4)
    EXSC 285 Research Experience (1)
    EXSC 420 Therapeutic Interventions (3) 
    EXSC 460 Independent Study (1-4)
    EXSC 470 Internship I (2-6)
    EXSC 471 Internship II (2-6)
    HHP 223 Safety, Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    HHP 231 Personal Health (3)
    HHP 334 Evaluation in Physical Education (3)
    HHP 411 Social & Psychological Dimensions of Sport (3)
    PHIL 221 Healthcare Ethics
    PHYS 110 College Physics 1 (4)
    PSYC 101 Psychology as a Natural Science (4)
    PSYC 220 Child Development (3)
    PSYC 231 Lifespan Development (3)
    PSYC 316 Physiological Psychology (3)
    PSYC 318 Health Psychology (3)
    PSYC 321 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology OR SOCI 105 Intro to Sociology for Health Professionals (3)
    SOCI 250 Food & Justice (3)
    SOCI 252 Sociology of Health (3)

     

    Total 64-65
    *Chosen in consultation with advisor.