Sport and Exercise Science B.S. – Exercise Science Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Gary D. Heise, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Location: Gunter 2760

Telephone: 970.351.1738

Website: http://www.unco.edu/NHS/ses

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The Exercise Science program is designed to provide students quality academic and professional preparation in the scientific study of human movement. The program offers a sound theoretical foundation and practical applications. Graduates will be prepared to work in one or more of the following areas: cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness, occupational fitness, work rehabilitation, gerontological fitness, fitness and exercise program management, conditioning of athletes, biomechanics, ergonomics, sport and exercise leadership, and/or stress management. Students preparing for physical therapy school or a health-related professional school should consult with a faculty advisor. The Exercise Science program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) education recognition program.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • Prior to registering for SES 492, students must have a GPA of 2.7 or better in the SES prefix courses.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in all SES prefix courses; the course must be retaken until a "C" or higher is achieved, C minus is not acceptable.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC— 4-5 credits

LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Science

Choose 1 of the following options:

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I

4

CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory

1

or

CHEM 281Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 281LFundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1

Remaining LAC — 35-36 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 47-54 credits

Take all of the following courses:

SES 220Anatomical Kinesiology

4

SES 300Fitness Management

3

SES 322Exercise Physiology I

3

SES 323Motor Learning and Development

3

SES 324Exercise Physiology II

3

SES 331Biomechanics

3

SES 380Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries

3

SES 410Cardiac Rehabilitation

3

SES 490Exercise Assessment and Programming

3

Choose one of the following courses:

BIO 245Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 350Human Physiology

4

NOTE: Pre-Physical Therapy students must take BIO 350.

Choose one of the following courses:

SES 333Psychological Analysis of Sports Exercise and Physical Activity

3

SES 436Social Influences on Sport and Exercise Behavior

3

Pre-Physical Therapy Students

Option One — 12 credits

SES 492Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

6 - 12

SES 492:  Take 12 credits total; can be taken in 6-credit semester blocks.

OR 

Option Two — 19 credits 

BIO 341Human Anatomy

3

PHYS 220Introductory Physics I

5

PHYS 221Introductory Physics II

5

SES 492Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

6 - 12

SES 492: Take 6 credits.

NON Pre-Physical Therapy Students

SES 492Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

6 - 12

SES 492: Take 12 credits total; can be taken in 6-credit semester blocks.

3. University-Wide Credits — 26-33 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree that will typically be 26-33 credits. Pre-Physical Therapy students will need to see their advisor for specific elective requirements.

 

NOTE: The Exercise Science program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) education recognition program. Students wishing to participate in the NSCA recognition program should consult their advisor.