Exercise Science, BS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE DEGREE

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree combines both didactic instruction integrated with supervised practice and externships necessary to provide the student with the necessary tools to be successful in this field. The focus of this program is to prepare the student to take four nationally recognized and accredited field certifications. In addition, the coursework focuses on preparing the student with a strong foundation in science-based general education and a balanced offering of core classes. Following graduation from the Exercise Science program, students will have the necessary requirements to pursue a degree in a variety of medical fields including physical therapy.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • To develop a student’s ability to apply health and fitness assessments in the development, monitoring and motivation of individuals with exercise prescriptions
  • Effectively prepare students to properly conduct and monitor exercise sessions in both healthy and special populations
  • Apply learned principles to properly conduct assessments and measurements in sports performance assessments in both healthy and special populations and interpret the results
  • Analyze and apply principles related to the human movement system as well as using corrective exercise strategies to correct dysfunctional movement patterns
  • Prepare graduates for careers in Exercise Science and/or further education

PREREQUISITES FOR MAJOR COURSES

At a minimum, students must successfully complete (with a minimum of a 2.0 or “C” grade in each of these courses) the following two general education requirements before beginning any core coursework. The 2.0 or “C” grade in Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the minimum grade a student can earn before a student entering Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II

CURRICULUM

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, students must earn 128.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Sports Medicine and Fitness Lower Division Courses ( 16.0 credit hours )

  • Health and Fitness Appraisal and Wellness
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Exercise Physiology

Sports Medicine and Fitness Upper Division Courses ( 63.0 credit hours )

  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Nutrition in Health and Exercise
  • Corrective Exercise Techniques
  • Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Physiology of Fitness & Exercise
  • Sports Business Management
  • Exercise Programming for Special Populations
  • Integrated Studies in Sports Medicine Capstone
  • Externship I
  • Externship II
  • Exercise Leadership II
  • Sports Marketing and Promotions

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.