Exercise Physiology Major - Curriculum & Duration

Our program integrates vital science-based curricula with applied fieldwork to give you a broad clinical understanding of the field. You’ll complete a two-semester, hands-on practicum in a sport, fitness, health, or recreation area of your choice. For specialized and advanced practice areas like exercise physiology or strength and conditioning, you can seek additional certifications under the supervision of your advisor and instructors.

The following is a typical curriculum for students entering in Fall 2018; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula. Tailor your curriculum to meet your needs with online and evening offerings.

First Year

Biology I, II
Biology I, II lab
Seminar for Health Sciences
Health Sciences Orientation II
Precalculus, General Calculus
Physical Education I, II
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Communication
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Introduction to Sociology

Second Year

Anatomy and Physiology  I, II
Human Structure and Function Lab I, II
Biostatistics I
Introduction to Kinesiology
Health and Wellness
General Education Humanities Discipline Requirements
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement
Research Methods in Kinesiology
Scientific Writing

Third Year

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry Lab I
Exercise Psychology (200 level)
Exercise Physiology (300 level)
Exercise Testing
Fieldwork
Fitness and Sports Nutrition
Advanced Psychology
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
Advanced Exercise Physiology

Fourth Year

Survey of Physics
Advanced Psychology
Exercise Pharmacology
Advanced Topic in Exercise Physiology
Free Electives
Fitness and Health Management Internship