2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog [ARCHIVED COPY]

Exercise Science - Concentration: Wellness Promotion (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 - Wellness Promotion

Graduates who complete the Exercise Science Major (Wellness Promotion concentration) will demonstrate that they learned:

  1. Demonstrate the principles of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, chemistry, physics, and psychology as they relate to an understanding of exercise and wellness promotion.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of entry level competence in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating exercise and wellness related programs and services.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical foundations for public health education and wellness promotion.
  4. Demonstrate and communicate the role of exercise and wellness promotion in society.
  5. Apply an understanding of exercise and wellness promotion to effectively identify risk factors associated with physical activity, contraindications to exercise testing and physical activity, and identify proper referral protocols and resources for various populations of varied prior medical histories.
  6. Apply an understanding of exercise and wellness promotion to assess, design, implement, and modify safe and effective behaviors to improve wellness in both healthy and diseased populations.
  7. Analyze the epidemiological methods for determining causality and frequency of disease, as well as identifying and measuring health risk factors. These POGs map to the concepts and KSAs stressed for certification for a Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist.

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 of the following CHEM sequences:

Select one from the following:

Area E - Social Science (12 semester hours)

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

Physical Education Requirement

Program of Study (60 semester hours)

Select one from the following:

Other Required Courses (3-6hours)

Additional Electives (24-27hours)

  • 9 hours must have an EXSC prefix at 3000/4000 level


**Course numbers have not been assigned

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