Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Health and Fitness Concentration

Exercise Science – the science of human movement. Exercise science is a very diverse field of study that encompasses many areas of inquiry. The Health and Fitness concentration curriculum facilitates the opportunity for employment as fitness/wellness director, exercise physiologist, coach, health specialist, clinical or research assistant or management positions. To increase the success of students in the job market, the program prepares students for taking a variety of certifications, such as Advanced Personal Trainer, Health and Fitness Instructor, Weight Management Consultant, or Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Additionally, the Health and Fitness concentration program provides senior students with internship opportunities in a setting that matches their interests and career aspirations. These internship sites include but are not limited to health and wellness facilities, corporate and commercial fitness clubs, college athletic teams, or hospital and rehabilitation settings.

Another career option for Exercise Science students is to attend professional graduate schools in allied health fields. The students who intend to pursue graduate schools need to work with their advisors or program director closely for the selection of the elective courses to ensure that they will meet the admission requirements of the specific graduate programs.

For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in health and fitness, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu


Health and Fitness Concentration Curriculum


Prerequisites

This sample curriculum sequence illustrates how a student might progress through the program. Course sequence may vary as long as prerequisites are met.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Math Elective (MATH1200 or higher) 3
Introduction to Sports Management SPMG2302 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems COREENGL 3
Health and Fitness Skills EXSC1205 3
Stress Management EXSC1500 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL2503 4
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
Personal & Community Health EXSC2203 3
Structural Kinesiology EXSC2205 3
Fitness for Life EXSC2204 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL2504 4
Emergency Responder EXSC2202 3
Teaching Sports Skills EXSC2105 3
Advanced Personal Trainer (APT) Certification EXSC2705 4

Credits Total: 30

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Nutrition EXSC3105 3
Sports Psychology PSYC3700 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Statistics MATH2200 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Exercise Physiology EXSC3300 4
Consumer Health EXSC3201 3
General Education Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Credits Total: 28

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Assessment & Prescription in Health & Fitness EXSC4800 4
Principles of Strength and Conditioning EXSC4105 3
Sports Facility Management SPMG3100 3
General Education Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Lifespan Motor Development and Learning EXSC2405 3
Internship EXSC4918 3
Open Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
Business Elective 3

Credits Total: 31