Applied Exercise Science: Pre-Professional, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 3.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
or MATH 1613 Trigonometry (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)8
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum GPA 3.00 with a minimum grade of “C”
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Hours Subtotal4
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 3.00 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
HHP 1703Introduction to Exercise Science3
HHP 2553Basic Athletic Injury Management3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 2802Medical Terminology for the Health Professions2
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
HHP 3123Principles of Personal Training3
or HHP 4124 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
HHP 3223Motor Learning3
HHP 3663Biomechanics3
HHP 4013Motor Control3
HHP 4773Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription3
HHP 4480Internship in Health and Human Performance (5 hours)5
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
CHEM 3013Survey of Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 3012Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
NSCI 4133Nutrition for Exercise and Sport3
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
BIOL 1604Animal Biology4
BIOL 3204Physiology4
Hours Subtotal68
Select 8 hours8
Hours Subtotal8
Total Hours120

Elective Suggestions

NSCI 3223Nutrition Across the Life Span3
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
HHP 4480Internship in Health and Human Performance (additional internship hours)1-12
HLTH 4783Health Issues in Gerontology3
BIOL 3933Research Methods3
MICR 3033Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 4215Mammalian Physiology5
BIOL 4223Mammalian Physiology Capstone Laboratory3
PHIL 3833Biomedical Ethics (H)3
PSYC 3013Psychology of Motivation3
RMRT 2443Contemporary Issues in Diversity (DS)3
STAT 4013Statistical Methods I (A)3
BIOL 3123Human Heredity (N)3
BIOL 3214Human Anatomy4
BIOL 4253Pharmacology3
BIOL 4283Endocrinology3

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division coursework.
  • Documentation of current first aid/CPR certification prior to completion of HHP 4480 Internship in Health and Human Performance.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 3.00 Overall GPA;
    2. 3.00 Overall GPA for enrollment in HHP 4480 Internship in Health and Human Performance;
    3. 3.00 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements; and
    4. 3.00 GPA in Major Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental Requirements and Major Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.