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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ATTR 35040 Strength and Conditioning 2
  ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology I** 3
  ATTR/EXSC 25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology II** 3
  ATTR/EXSC 35054 Biomechanics 3
  EXSC 15010 Introduction to Exercise Science 2
    35022 Exercise Leadership 3
    35023 Personal Training Certification Preparation* 2
    35068 Statistics for the Exercise Scientist 3
WIC   45080 Physiology of Exercise 3
  PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KAD   10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
KSS GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology 3
KAD NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition 3
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (59 credits) 
  Exercise Physiology (59)
  Exercise Specialist (59)
  Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy (59)
MINIMUM TOTAL 121

*It is highly recommended that the Exercise Science major take the American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist and/or Certified Personal Trainer exams upon completion of their degree program.

** Students who have successfully completed BSCI 200020 Biological Structure and Function may use that course in place of ATTR/EXSC 25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. They are still required to take ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Student who have successfully completed BSCI 11010 Anatomy and Physiology in Allied Health I and BSCI 11020 Anatomy and Physiology in Allied Health II may use those courses in place of ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Exercise Physiology Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (14 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ATTR 25036 Principles of Athletic Training 3
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I 4
ELR EXSC 45096 Individual Investigation in Exercise Science 3
    45481 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science 1
  NUTR 33512 Nutrition 3
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (53 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
KMC

KMC

 
MATH 11009

11010
Modeling Algebra (4)
or
Algebra for Calculus (3)
or
Higher-level MATH course
3-4
  General Electives* (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 41-42
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  59

*Students are strongly encouraged to meet with faculty advisor when selecting electives.

 

Exercise Specialist Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ATTR 25036 Principles of Athletic Training 3
    45039 Therapeutic Rehabilitation 3
    45040 Pathology and Pharmacology 3
  EXSC 35075 Exercise Programming 3
    40612 Exercise Leadership for the Older Adult 3
    45065 Exercise Testing 3
    45070 Electrocardiography for the Exercise Physiologist 3
    45480 Internship Seminar in Exercise Science 1
ELR   45492 Internship in Physical Fitness/Cardiac Rehabilitation 3
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KMC

KMC

 
MATH 11009

11010
Modeling Algebra (4)
or
Algebra for Calculus (3)
or
Higher-level MATH course
3-4
  General Elective* (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 30-33
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 59

*Students are strongly encouraged to meet with faculty advisor when selecting electives.
 

 

Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (38 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KBS   10120 Biological Foundations 4
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I 4
ELR EXSC 45096 Individual Investigation in Exercise Science 3
    45481 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science 1
ELR   45492 Internship in Physical Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation 3
  HED 14020 Medical Terminology 3
  NUTR 33512 Nutrition 3
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
  PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology 3
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KMC   11022 Trigonometry 3
  General Elective* (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 15
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 59

*Students are strongly encouraged to meet with faculty advisor when selecting electives.

Students who do not have a 3.000 or better in this major are encouraged to take the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist and/or CPT exams to enhance employment opportunities following graduation as admission into PT/OT graduate programs is competitive by GPA.