Exercise Science and Wellness - Clinical (Bachelor of Science)

Students majoring in Exercise Science and Wellness – Clinical concentration may attain this degree by completing:

Course Title Credits
Jax MIX General Education Curriculum41
Pre-Professional Courses 1
HPE 109Concepts of Wellness3
HPE 165Introduction Exercise Science and Wellness1
HPE 232Sports Safety and First Aid Training2
HPE 272Basic Athletic Training3
BY 102
BY 104
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Lab II
BY 263Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
MS 204Basic Statistics3
or ST 260 Statistics/Quantitative Methods I
FCS 215Introductory Nutrition3
or FCS 322 Normal Nutrition
SSC 101First Year Experience0
Total Hours64
Course Title Credits
Major Courses
HPE 209Essentials of Human Performance3
HPE 362Kinesiology3
HPE 400Exercise Physiology3
HPE 413Exercise Physiology Lab1
HPE 415Biomechanics (WI)3
HPE 430Exercise Prescription3
HPE 440Fitness Testing3
HPE 441Design of Wellness Programs3
HPE 450ESW Research Seminar (WI)3
Concentration Requirements
HPE 350Introduction to Personal Training3
HPE 465Practicum in Exercise Science and Wellness6
Exercise Science Designed Electives6
Advisor Designed Electives - Select 16 hours from the following: 216
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Genetics (WI)
Cell Biology
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Technical Writing (WI)
Medical Terminology
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory Techniques I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory Techniques II
Abnormal Psychology
Additional Requirements
Obtain a faculty approved national certification.
Total Hours56

Students will be classified as “ESW_CLN_Undecided” majors prior to assessment into the ESW program.

At the completion of the sophomore year, students may seek assessment into the ESW upper-level courses upon email invitation from the Kinesiology Office to attend the ESW assessment seminar.

Program candidates are only assessed twice per year during the ESW assessment seminar. Failure to attend the seminar will delay registration into upper-level courses. All of the following criteria must be met:

  1. The candidate must have earned a minimum of 54 semester hours of college credit.
  2. The candidate must have earned an overall grade point average of 3.25 based upon a 4.00 scale to include all HPE courses and BY 263 with a “C” or better. After assessment to the ESW upper-level courses (Clinical concentration), the student is required to maintain a minimum 3.25 grade point average. In accordance with the Department of Kinesiology Grades Dismissal Policy, a student may repeat a professional course only once and may not accumulate more than three (3) grades of “D” or “F” in “professional studies” courses. In accordance with the Department of Kinesiology GPA Dismissal Policy, failure to maintain the appropriate GPA will result in dismissal from the ESW program. Reinstatement to the ESW program is at the discretion of the ESW committee.
  3. The candidate must submit one (1) written recommendation (personal, professional or academic).
  4. The candidate must confirm understanding of ESW curriculum requirements, along with personality, interests, and aptitudes consistent with a successful ESW career.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about Jax MIX requirements and Alabama Transfers equivalents can be found in their respective section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
BY 101
BY 103
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I (Jax MIX Inquiry)
MS 112 Precalculus Algebra (or higher excluding MS 204 - Jax MIX Communication) 3
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology (Jax MIX Experience) 3
Jax MIX Experience: History 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
Jax MIX Expression: Fine Arts 3
Jax MIX Experience 3
BY 102
BY 104
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Lab II 1
HPE 109 Concepts of Wellness 1 3
HPE 165 Introduction Exercise Science and Wellness 1 1
Jax MIX Expression: Literature 3
CY 105
CY 107
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Jax MIX Inquiry)
PSY 222 Human Development (Jax MIX Experience) 3
BY 263 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
HPE 209 Essentials of Human Performance 3
Jax MIX Expression 3
EH 141 Speech (Jax MIX Communication) 3
FCS 215
Introductory Nutrition 1
or Normal Nutrition
HPE 232 Sports Safety and First Aid Training 1 2
HPE 272 Basic Athletic Training 1 3
MS 204
Basic Statistics 1
or Statistics/Quantitative Methods I
HPE 350 Introduction to Personal Training 3
HPE 362 Kinesiology 3
HPE 400 Exercise Physiology 3
HPE 413 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
Advisor Designed Electives 2 3
HPE 415 Biomechanics (WI) 3
HPE 430 Exercise Prescription 3
Advisor Designed Electives 2 9
HPE 440 Fitness Testing 3
Advisor Designed Electives 2 4
ESW Designed Electives 6
HPE 441 Design of Wellness Programs 3
HPE 450 ESW Research Seminar (WI) 3
HPE 465 Practicum in Exercise Science and Wellness 6
 Total Hours120