Exercise Science - B.S. Degree

Department of Biology
Office: 221 Science Center

(716) 673-3282
Ted Lee, Department Chairperson

Todd Backes,  Program Coordinator

Email: Todd.Backes@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/biology

 

The Exercise Science program prepares students for a variety of career goals in applied human physiology. The major requires courses in exercise science, biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, and psychology. The senior capstone requires students to complete a senior level experience in research, internship or specialized coursework, and provides a significant experience in problem solving, written and oral communication.
Our graduates pursue advanced study in health related areas, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine, and in graduate programs in athletic training and exercise physiology. They are also prepared for career opportunities in health education, cardiac rehabilitation, advanced personal training, health and fitness instruction, weight management consulting, and strength and conditioning.

 

Major Requirements

Core Courses:

BIOL 131Introductory Ecology and Evolution

3

BIOL 132Introductory Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

1

BIOL 133Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 134Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 220Principles of Human Nutrition

3

BIOL 245Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL 246Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSC 250Introduction to Applied Human Physiology

1

EXSC 300Exercise Physiology

4

EXSC 302Exercise Prescription

3

EXSC 350Kinesiology

3

EXSC 425Biomechanics

3

EXSC 491Senior Capstone - Research

1-3

or

EXSC 492Senior Capstone - Internship

1-3

or

EXSC 493Senior Capstone - Course

3

Upper level electives (300 level or higher) by advisement

9

Total Credit Hours:45

NOTE:

  • EXSC 491 and EXSC 492 are variable, 1-3 credit hour courses. Students are to complete the course they are advised to enroll in for at least 3 credit hours to satisfy the degree requirement.

Supporting Courses:

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

 

PHYS 121College Physics I

3

PHYS 123College Physics Lab I

1

and

PHYS 122College Physics II

3

PHYS 124College Physics II Lab

1

or

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

and

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

 

PSY 129Foundations of Psychology

3

PSY Psychology Elective 200 level or higher

3

STAT 250Statistics for Scientists

3

Total Credit Hours:25-27

 

Total Credit Hours: 70-72