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Exercise Science Courses

The course work for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to give you the knowledge and experiences you need to become an effective role model and leader of a wellness lifestyle. With a strong emphasis on health related subjects, you will gain knowledge of biology, anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, lifetime wellness, athletic training, nutrition, drug education, health problems and fitness assessments. Course work lays the foundation for the students capstone experience which is writing a major paper related to this field and doing an internship which gives the student valuable work experience. A total of 120 credit hours are required.

View courses for this major that are part of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Direct Entry 3+3 program.

General Education Requirements- 42 credit hours

ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 Effective Speaking
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities Elective - 6 credit hours
BIO 104 General Biology and Lab
BIO 154 Basic Human Anatomy and Lab
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
MA 113 College Algebra

MA 253 Statistics
SM 393 Sport Psychology
General Education Electives - 5 credit hours

Program Requirements - 56 credit hours

EXS 103 Teaching of Sport Skills I
EXS 123 Teaching of Sport Skills II
EXS 243 Athletic Training
EXS 273 Nutrition
EXS 332 Drug Education
EXS 333 Kinesiology
EXS 353 Exercise Physiology
EXS 373 Health Problems
EXS 383 Nutrition Counseling
EXS 402 Principles of Human Performance
EXS 433 Developing Health Promotion Programs for Adults
EXS 451 Pre-capstone Experience in Exercise Science
EXS 452 Fitness Evaluation Assessments
EXS 453 Capstone Experience in Exercise Science
EXS 463 Motor Learning
EXS 474 Internship in Fitness and Exercise Science
EXS 493 Personal Trainer Certification Preparation
MGT 303 Risk Management
SM 313 Principles of Sport & Recreation Management
SM 412 Business Planning in Sport & Recreation
UE 101 University Experience

Electives - 22 credit hours

Electives to be determined with advisor.

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.


DPT Direct Entry program majoring in Exercise Science

Trine University offers a direct entry six-year plan of study leading to a bachelor degree in exercise science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Direct Entry 3+3 degree path recommended sequence of courses for exercise science

Learn more about the direct entry program.