Catalog 2010-2012

Movement and Exercise Science

The Movement and Exercise Science major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

Completion of this program prepares students for careers or further study in movement and exercise science or related areas but not for endorsement in K-12 school settings.  To be admitted to this major a student must file an approved program of study with her/his advisor and have a C- or better in 420:050.  The student must maintain a cumulative 2.50 GPA in the major.


Required core:

  Athletic Training: 42T:018.....2 hours

  Physical Education: 420:050; 420:053; 420:056; 420:121; 420:151; 420:153; 420:162.....19 hours

  Physical Education: minimum of 6 hours from 420:191, 420:193, 429:194, 420:197.....6 hours

Choose one of the following emphases.....12 hours

39 hours


Emphasis 1 - Exercise Science

This emphasis prepares students with a broad background in exercise science with the ability to implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs, strength and power development, and as a preparation for graduate study in exercise science.

Physical Education: 420:155; 420:156; 420:157420:186 (3 hrs.).....12 hours


Emphasis 2 - Sport Psychology

This emphasis provides a broad education in sport psychology and is designed to prepare students interested in pursuing careers in coaching, youth sport, as a sport teaching professional, motivational trainer, or for advanced studies in coaching. Students in this emphasis are strongly encouraged to complete a coaching minor.

Athletic Training: 42T:019......1 hour

Physical Education: 420:122; 420:154.....4 hours

Physical Education: minimum of 7 hours from 420:025, 420:155, 420:156, 420:186 (may be repeated for up to 7 hours).....7 hours

12 hours