B.S. in Exercise Science

Program Information

The Kinesiology and Health Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.  Course work includes classes on anatomy, physiology, scientific aspects of physical activity, etc.  This major involves an internship during the senior year.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

Students must submit an application to this major via the College of Education and Human Development Undergraduate Admissions website. Students should apply after they have completed Areas A-E in addition to KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, and KH 2231 with a minimum grade of “C” on the first attempt. To be competitive for admission to major, minimum grade of B- is highly recommended in these courses.

This major admits students in fall and spring semesters. A maximum of 65 students will be admitted each term.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

Area B Course

2

Area C Humanities Course

3

HIST 2110

4

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

MATH 1111 or Higher

3

Area C Fine Arts Course

3

Area D Lab Science “A”

4

POLS 1101

3
Total Hours 16

Milestones

  • Complete all Area A requirements
  • Attend major fair and declare major
  • Take math placement test before registering
  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

Area B Course

2

Area D Science Sequence “B”

4

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

KH 2220

3

KH 2221

1

KH 2130

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

KH 2230

3

KH 2231

1

KH 2520

3

Area F Science Elective

4
Total Hours 17

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • When nearing completion of Year 2, Term 2, apply to major on College of Education and Human Development Undergraduate Admissions website
  • Admission requirements include:
    • Completion of Areas A-E (core curriculum)
    • Completion of KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, and KH 2231 with a minimum grade of “C” on the first attempt — To be competitive for admission to major, minimum grade of B- is highly recommended
    • Submission of major application including 1,000 word maximum statement of purpose and resume

Notes

  • Biology, Chemistry, or Physics recommended for Area D science sequence

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

KH 3500

3

KH 3550

3

KH 3600

3

KH 3650

4
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

KH 4300

3

KH 4600

3

KH 4280

3

Area G KH Elective

3

Area G KH Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Register with University Career Services
  • Attend mandatory KH Department internship meeting two semesters in advance of final semester (Note: Attendance is required in order to also register for KH 4630)
  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance via PAWS

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

KH 4290

3

KH 4360

4

Area G KH Elective

3

Area G KH Elective

3
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

KH 4350

3

KH 4630

4

Area G KH Elective

3

Area G KH Elective

3
Total Hours 13

Term 3

Course Hours

KH 4750***

1

KH 4760*** or KH 4800***

5
Total Hours 6

Milestones

  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance via PAWS
  • Meet with academic advisor in Office of Academic Assistance
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”