Applied Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning, 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: 2.75
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)
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Courses designated (N) with one (L)8
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)5
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 2.75 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
BCOM 3113Written Communication3
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
MSIS 2103Business Data Science Technologies3
or EDTC 4113 Applications of Media and Technology
PHYS 1014Descriptive Physics (N)4
or PHYS 1114 College Physics I (LN)
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
BIOL 3204Physiology4
Hours Subtotal25
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.75 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 3223Motor Learning3
HHP 3333Ethics in Sports Administration and Coaching3
HHP 3443Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Coaching3
HHP 3663Biomechanics3
HHP 4013Motor Control3
HHP 4124Principles of Strength and Conditioning4
HHP 4773Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription3
HHP 4480Internship in Health and Human Performance (5 hours)5
MGMT 3943Sports Management3
Hours Subtotal46
Select 9 hours9
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours120

Elective Suggestions

NSCI 3223Nutrition Across the Life Span3
NSCI 4133Nutrition for Exercise and Sport3
HHP 3123Principles of Personal Training3
HHP 4480Internship in Health and Human Performance (additional internship hours)1-7
HLTH 3643Health Behavior Theory3
HLTH 4783Health Issues in Gerontology3
BIOL 3933Research Methods3
PHIL 3833Biomedical Ethics (H)3
PSYC 3013Psychology of Motivation3
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
RMRT 2443Contemporary Issues in Diversity (DS)3

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work. Documentation of current first aid/CPR certification prior to completion of HHP 4480 Internship in Health and Human Performance.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.75 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.75 Overall GPA for enrollment in HHP 4480 Internship in Health and Human Performance;
    3. 2.75 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements; and
    4. 2.75 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.