Exercise Science Curriculum

What you'll learn

The B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science is designed to meet the needs of students who want careers in a corporate or community fitness setting, or who plan to pursue a graduate or professional degree in kinesiology, exercise science, biomechanics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine, or public health.

Overview

  • HPER-L 135 Learning Community: Physical Education-Exercise Science (for new students & transfers with <15 hours)
  • HPER-H 160 First Aid and Emergency Care
  • HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health
  • HPER-P 200 Microcomputer Applications in Kinesiology
  • HPER-P 205 Structural Kinesiology
  • HPER-P 212 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • HPER-P 215 Principles and Practice of Exercise Science
  • HPER-P 246 Performance & Teaching of Cardiovascular & Resistance Training
  • HPER-P 258 Activities for People with Special Needs
  • HPER-P 373 Resistance Exercise/Sports Conditioning
  • HPER-P 374 Basic Electrocardiogram for Exercise Sciences
  • HPER-P 391 Biomechanics
  • HPER-P 393 Professional Practice Programs in Health, Physical Education and Recreation (Practical Experience)
  • HPER-P 403 Theory and Practice of Cardiovascular Exercise
  • HPER-P 405 Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • HPER-P 409 Basic Physiology of Exercise
  • HPER-P 410 Physical Activity Programming for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Populations
  • HPER-P 417 Physical Activity and Disease: Prevention and Treatment
  • HPER-P 419 Fitness Testing and Interpretation
  • HPER-P 420 Exercise Leadership and Program Design for Apparently Healthy and Special Populations
  • HPER-P 443 Internship: Physical Education (Internal capstone)
  • HPER-P 452 Motor Learning
  • HPER-R 275 + HPER-R 100 Camp Brosius Leadership Training
  • Core Communication—Required: ENG-W 131 English Composition I
  • Core Communication—Required: COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Social Science—Required: PSY-B 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • Cultural Understanding—Choose course from *Common Core list
  • Arts & Humanities—Choose course from *Common Core list
  • Arts & Humanities—Choose course from *Common Core list
  • Life & Physical Science—Required: BIOL-N 261 Human Anatomy
  • Pre-Med students take BIOL-K 101
  • Life & Physical Science—Required: BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology
  • Pre-Med students take BIOL-K 103
  • Analytical Reasoning—Required: Math 15900 Pre-Calculus OR Math 15300 & Math 15400 Algebra & Trigonometry I & II
  • Analytical Reasoning—Required: 300 level statistics
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 125 Principles of Chemistry I Lab
  • PHYS 21800 General Physics I

Completion of 7 elective credit hours to total 120 credit hours total. Successful completion of classes required for professional school may count for the required 7 hours of electives.

Pre-Physical Therapy (13-15 credit hours)

  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Principles of Chemistry II Lab
  • CLAS-C 209 or HIA-M 330 or RADI-R108 Medical Terminology
  • PSY-B 310 Lifespan Development
  • PHYS 21900 Physics II

Pre-Occupational Therapy (10-12 credit hours)

  • PSY-B 380 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY-B 310 Lifespan Development
  • CLAS-C 209 or HIA-M 330 or RADI-R 108 Medical Terminology
  • SOC-R100 Intro to Sociology or ANTH-A 104 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

Pre-Medicine (25-28 credit hours)

  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Principles of Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • BIOL-K 384 Biochemistry or CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism & C 485 Biosynthesis and Physiology
  • PHYS 21900 Physics II
  • SOC-R 100 Intro to Sociology

Pre-Physician Assistant (34-43 credit hours)

  • BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I
  • BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Principles of Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • (Butler Program Only) CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II
  • (Butler Program Only) CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • BIOL-K 356 & K357 or MICR-J 210 Microbiology
  • (IU Program Only) CLAS-C 209 or HIA-M 330 Medical Terminology
  • (IU Program Only) SOC-R 100 Intro to Sociology or PSY-B 110 Intro to Psychology
  • Pre-Optometry