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Exercise and Sport Science, BS


Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science focuses on advanced health and fitness assessment, prescription, and lifestyle modification. The program provides information on health risk factors, exercise leadership, biomechanics of movement, physiological adaptations to exercise, injury prevention, corrective exercise, business management and ethics in sport.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • To construct and design specific exercise programs based on effective and efficient interpretation of general and sport-specific assessments for necessary development, monitoring, and motivating of athletes/clients/patients
  • To advance student skills for proper execution and delivery of one-on-one, small, and large group training sessions for general and special populations, as well as team and single athlete settings
  • To deconstruct specific health risk factors playing a role in the development and implementation of fitness and exercise programming for injury prevention, special population consideration, and corrective exercise strategies with regard to scope of practice
  • To link the concepts of anatomy, physiology, motor development, and kinesiology for improved perception of human movement and error detection and correction strategies with movement patterns
  • To familiarize management, marketing, and promotion techniques of a future health and fitness professional, as well as within specific facilities and markets of interest to build a business and/or individual brand
  • To assess the main components of qualitative and quantitative research that can assist students in making proper evidence-based practice decisions and attempt to justify theories developed based on prior research knowledge
Prerequisites for Major Courses

At a minimum, students must successfully complete (with a minimum grade of 2.0 or “C”) the following two general education requirements before beginning major coursework:

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

For course PET3056C, the following prerequisites must be completed before the course can be scheduled:

  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Introduction to Kinesiology*
  • Health and Performance Assessment*
  • Principles of Health and Fitness* OR Integrated Fitness Programming*
  • Exercise Physiology

* Students must successfully pass this class with a minimum of a 2.0, or “C”.

  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Administration
  • Exercise Leadership I

**Select 10 credits from these courses.

  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
  • Motor Development Skill and Learning
  • Nutrition in Health and Exercise
  • Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Corrective Exercise Techniques
  • Exercise Programming for Special Populations

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

  • Exercise and Sport Pharmacology*
  • Stress Management*
  • Sports Business Management*
  • Exercise Leadership II*
  • Physiology of Fitness & Exercise*
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing for Managers
  • Externship I
  • Externship II
  • Integrated Studies in Sports Medicine Capstone or SMFT Externship III
  • Integrated Studies in Sports Medicine Capstone II or SMFT Externship IV

*Select 11 credit hours from these courses.

  • Biology I
  • Biology I Laboratory
  • Biology II
  • Biology II Laboratory
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Physics I
  • Physics I Laboratory
  • Physics II
  • Physics II Laboratory
  • Physiology of Fitness & Exercise
  • Externship I
  • Select 9 Credit Hours of Open Electives
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.