2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED COPY]

Exercise Science -Concentration: Health Promotion (BS)

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 Outcomes for Exercise Science

The following are the program outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science:

  1. Apply the principles of exercise science to improve health and human performance
  2. Evaluate the physiological, psychological, and social implications associate with health and physical activity
  3. Discuss the importance of evidence-based practice in exercise science and health education
  4. Apply organization, leadership, and management techniques to enhance health outcomes.


Program Outcome Goals

Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science

Concentration - Health Promotion

The Exercise Science Health Promotion concentration prepares students to become health educators qualified to work in a variety of settings.  Health educators are professionals able to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion to positively impact health.  Our program emphasized physical activity and health education, encouraging innovation to advance the fields of exercise science and health promotion.  This program provides foundational knowledge of exercise science while preparing students to become Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

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

  1. Communicate the concepts, principles, and theories related to health promotion program planning
  2. Analyze needs, resources, and capacity for health promotion among priority populations
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate health education programs using evidence-based practices


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)

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)

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

Required Exercise Science Courses Health Promotion Concentration (19 hours)

Other Required Courses (3-6hours)

Additional Electives (11-14 hours)

  • 2 Elective courses must hav an EXSC prefix
  • 5-8 hours General Elective any discipline at the 1000/4000 level