B.S. Sport and Exercise Science

Program Admission Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.S. in Exercise Science.

Graduation Requirement 

In order to graduate from the Sport and Exercise Science major, the candidate must achieve the following in addition to completing the course requirements: 

  1. Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in professional courses.
  2. Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major. 
  4.  Current  First Aid and CPR certification from a nationally recognized provider.

General Education

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3- MATH 1153 13
Objective 46
Objective 5- CHEM 1111/ CHEM 1111L and PHYS 1111/ PHYS 11137
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

"P” courses are equivalent to the original course.

Major Requirements

HPSS 2222First Aid CPR and Sport Safety3
HPSS 2223Foundations of Physical Education and Sport3
HPSS 2243Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity3
(NOTE: The HPSS 2243 requirement in the Physical Education Core is satisfied by taking either BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3302 plus labs, or BIOL 2227 and BIOL 2228 plus labs.)
HPSS 4454Senior Capstone3
Objective #1: To develop foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (27 credits)
Biological Cognate (11 credits)
Select one of the following anatomy and physiology sequences:8
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
BIOL 4453Foundations in Neuroscience3
Chemistry Cognate (9 credit)
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
Physics Cognate (4 credits)
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
Math Cognate (3 credits)
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
Objective #2: To develop specialized knowledge in human movement activities (14 credits)
HPSS 3300Movement Theory and Motor Development3
HPSS 3301
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
HPSS 3302
and Biomechanics Laboratory
HPSS 3322Introduction to Sport Psychology3
Objective #3: To develop skills assessing and analyzing human movement activities (12 credits)
HPSS 3370Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
HPSS 4482Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement3
HPSS 4484Exercise Assessment and Prescription3
HPSS 4490Practicum in Sport and Exercise Science3
Objective #4: To develop knowledge and skills in cognate exercise disciplines (15 credits)
HPSS 4414Athletic Performance Nutrition3
HPSS 4428Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
Electives, chosen with advisor approval.9
Recommended Electives
Latino Peoples and Cultures (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)
Anthropology of Global Health
Cell Biology
Introduction to Pathobiology
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
Biochemistry I
Human Physiology I
Human Physiology II
Human Pathophysiology
Lectures in Human Physiology
Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Human Systemic Physiology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences
Economics of Health Care
Professional and Technical Writing
Medical Terminology and Communication
Healthcare Economics and Policy
Promoting Wellness
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
Personal Trainer Certification
Adapted Physical Activity
Nutrition for Health Professionals
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
Sports Nutrition
Drugs in Society
Child Development
Psychology of Adolescence
Spanish for Health Care I
Spanish for Health Care II
Total Credits 80

 Degree Totals 

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)70
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives13
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)