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Exercise Science Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the bachelor's degree in Exercise Science is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based exercise science education, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any exercise science environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Program curriculum information for students enrolled in the Exercise Science program at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park can be found here.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

BIOL 100/102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

PHIL 160: Introduction to Ethics

PSYC 104: General Psychology

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

BIOL 240/241: Human Anatomy Lecture & Lab

Humanities Requirement

Sophomore Year (apply for professional program admission)

Fall Semester Spring Semester

BIOL 246/247: Principles of Human Physiology Lecture & Lab

HSES 269: Introduction to Exercise Science

CHEM 130: General Chemistry I

MATH 103: Trigonometry

CHEM 135: General Chemistry II

BIOL 200/203: Basic Microbiology Lecture & Lab

HSES 330: Nutrition & Health

HSES 375: Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology & Motor Control

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 310: Research & Data Analysis in HSES

HSES 350: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

HSES 472: Exercise Physiology

PHSX 114: College Physics I

Social Science Requirement

PHSX 115: College Physics II

HSES 470: Biomechanics

HSES 474: Exercise Biochemistry

HSES 305: Methods of Strength Training & Conditioning

Approved Elective #1

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 473: Clinical Fitness Evaluation Techniques

HSES 480: Physical Activity & Exercise Management for People with Disabilities

HSES 369: Kinesiology

Approved Elective #2

HSES 580: Internship in Exercise Science

- OR - Elective Path*

*15 credit hours of approved HSES elective courses may be taken in place of HSES 580. See academic advisor for more details.

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Suggested minors:

Business | Psychology

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