2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog [ARCHIVED COPY]

Exercise Science - Concentration: Clinical (BS)

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123 credits required for graduation

Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science Major

The School of Science and Technology offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Exercise Science.

Laboratory Courses

Many courses in the School of Science and Technology include both a class and a laboratory component. The laboratory and class components complement each other as integrated elements of a course that facilitate the accomplishment of the Course Outcome Goals. As such they cannot be separated. Students must pass both the lab and class. If a student fails either the class or the laboratory component, they will receive a fail grade and must repeat the class.


General Education Requirements (60 hours)

The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a degree will be exposed to a common set of learning experiences that draw from a broad spectrum of subject areas. These common learning experiences are designed so that a student who completes the general education curriculum will achieve the general education program goals as well as take introductory courses in the exercise science major that are prerequisite to courses in the program of study curriculum.

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education courses.

Legislative Requirements

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:

  1. HIST 2111  or HIST 2112  satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  2. POLS 1101 satisfies the Georgia and US Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  3. Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 , HIST 2112  or POLS 1101 ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to
  4. contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirement.

Major Requirements (60 hours)

The courses in the Exercise Science Major consist of both required and elective courses. The required courses are designed to ensure that all students receiving the BS Exercise Science degree will share a common set of learning experiences toward achievement of the Program Outcome Goals. In addition, students will apply these learning experiences in the accomplishment of a research project or internship. Elective courses allow students to delve further into areas of specialization that provide breadth and/or depth of learning.

Program Outcome Goals

Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science

Concentration: Clinical

Graduates who complete the Exercise Science Major will demonstrate that they learned:

  1. The principles of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, chemistry, physics, and psychology as they relate to an understanding of human performance.
  2. The dynamics of exercise at sub-cellular levels.
  3. The risk factors associated with physical activity, contraindications to exercise testing and physical activity, and proper referral protocols and resources.
  4. The role of exercise science in society.
  5. To apply the principles of exercise science to:
    1. Perform testing and interpret physiological data for indicated and contraindicated exercise.
    2. Modify exercise prescriptions and activity schedules for various populations and conditions.
    3. Assess, design and implement safe and effective fitness programs to improve health and performance

General Education: (60 semester hours)

Area A - Essential Skills: (9 semester hours)

Area B - Institutional Option (4 semester hours)

Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts (6 semester hours)

Select one from the following:

Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, Technology (11 semester hours)

Select one from the following:

Area E - Social Science (12 semester hours)

Area F - Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 hours)

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

Physical Education Requirement

Program of Study (60 semester hours)

Required Exercise Science Courses (24 hours)

A grade of C or better is required in all courses

Select one from the following:

Other Required Courses (15-18 hours)

Additional Electives (21-24 hours)

  • 3 elective courses must have an EXSC prefix
  • 11-15 hours must be at 3000/4000 level

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