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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 121 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 114 Principles of Biology I and Lab
 OR BIO 104 General Biology and Lab
BIO 124 Principles of Biology II and Lab
  OR BIO 154 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 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 - 55 credit hours

EXS 103 Teaching of Sport Skills I
EXS 203 Risk and Sports
EXS 233 Drug Education
EXS 243 Athletic Training
EXS 263 Motor Learning
EXS 273 Nutrition
EXS 283 Fitness Evaluation Assessments
EXS 333 Kinesiology
EXS 343 Principles of Human Performance
EXS 353 Exercise Physiology
EXS 363 Capstone Experience in Exercise Science I
EXS 373 Health Promotion and Problems
EXS 383 Nutrition Counseling
EXS 413 Corrective Exercise
EXS 423 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries
EXS 453 Capstone Experience in Exercise Science II
EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science
EXS 493 Personal Trainer Certification Preparation
UE 101 University Experience

Electives - 24 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.