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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
Statistics MATH2200 3
Stress Management EXSC1500 3
Introduction to Health Science HTSC1000 3
Composition and the Agile Mindset COREENGL 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Health and Fitness Skills EXSC1205 3
Social Science Elective Elective 3
Open Elective Elective 3
Open Elective Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL2503 4
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan HTSC2100 3
Nutrition EXSC2300 3
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL2504 4
Emergency Responder EXSC2202 3
Lifespan EXSC2500 3
Community Health and Wellness EXSC2300 3
Open Elective Elective 3

Credits Total: 32

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Structural Kinesiology EXSC3150 3
Sports Psychology PSYC3700 3
Sports Nutrition EXSC3000 3
Open Elective Elective 3
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Exercise Physiology EXSC3300 4
Teaching Exercise and Sports Skills EXSC2900 3
Advanced Personal Trainer Certification EXSC3550 4
Positive Psychology PSYC3603 3

Credits Total: 29

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Assessment & Prescription in Health & Fitness EXSC4800 4
Principles of Strength and Conditioning EXSC4105 3
Biomechanics EXSC3450 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Open Elective Elective 3
Exercise Science Internship EXSC4950 6
Open Elective Elective 3
Business Elective Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Exercise Science Capstone EXSC4850 3

Credits Total: 31

 
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