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Exercise Science (B.S.)

Administered by the Department of Exercise Science

Effective Spring 2016

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

In addition to general education requirements totaling 60 semester hours, a minimum of 60 semester hours are required for a major in exercise science.

Required Courses

BIOLOGY.173 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOLOGY.174 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOLOGY.205 Intro to Nutrition

EXERSCI.161 Intro to Exercise Science

EXERSCI.261 First Aid and Safety

EXERSCI.294 Resistance Training Techniques

EXERSCI.306 Psychology of Sport

EXERSCI.351 Kinesiology

EXERSCI.360 Sport Nutrition

EXERSCI.378 Exercise Physiology I

EXERSCI.380 Research Methods in Exercise Science

EXERSCI.414 Exercise Prescription and Programming for Special Populations

EXERSCI.477 Exercise Prescription/Program

EXERSCI.478 Exercise Physiology II

EXERSCI.498 Internship in Exercise Science

Internship Requirements

Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to starting internship. Students cannot register for internship without the following:

1.CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

2. Liability Insurance

3. PA Child Abuse History Clearance

4. Criminal Record Check

5. Affiliation Agreement/Job Description on Letterhead

6. 509 Form

Students must complete all Exercise Science major requirements (60 credits) with a grade of C or better in order to be eligible for graduation.

Elective Courses (9 Cr); Select any three electives

EXERSCI.280 Current Issues in Health Promotion

EXERSCI.282 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

EXERSCI.283 Group Fitness Instructor

EXERSCI.284 Aquatic Exercise Programming

EXERSCI.285 Exercise and Mental Health

EXERSCI.287 Introduction to Coaching

EXERSCI.304 Principles of Resistance Training

EXERSCI.311 Methods and Materials El Sch

EXERSCI.397 Adult Health and Development

*EXERSCI.413 Current Issues in Sport and Exercise

EXERSCI.450 ECG Interpretation/Exercise Testing

EXERSCI.452 Cardiac Rehabilitation

EXERSCI.453 Clinical Exercise Physiology

*EXERSCI.454 Exercise Specialist and Health Fitness Instructor

*Dual listed Course for both Undergraduate and Graduate