Exercise Science and Wellness - Human Performance (Bachelor of Science)

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

Course Title Credits
General Studies Curriculum41
Pre-Professional Courses
HPE 109Concepts of Wellness3
HPE 165Introduction Exercise Science and Wellness1
HPE 232Sports Safety and First Aid Training2
HPE 272Basic Athletic Training3
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
Core Curriculum
HPE 209Essentials of Human Performance3
HPE 350Introduction to Personal Training3
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
HPE 465Practicum in Exercise Science and Wellness6
Exercise Science designed electives (six hours must be 300+)10
Advisor guided electives16
Obtain an advisor approved national certification from the American College of Sports Medicine or National Strength and Conditioning Association
Total Hours120

Students will be classified as “ESW_HPN_Undecided” majors prior to assessment for upper level ESW courses.

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

Program candidates are assessed twice per year.  All the following criteria must be met:

  1. The candidate must have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit.
  2. The candidate must have earned an overall grade point average of 2.50 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 (Human Performance concentration), the student is required to maintain a minimum 2.50 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 have submitted three (3) written recommendations from professors in the general studies area.
  4. The candidate must satisfactorily complete an interview to provide information of the student’s personality, interests, and aptitudes consistent with the requirements for a successful ESW career.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
EH Composition sequence 3
BY 101
BY 103
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I
MS 112 Precalculus Algebra 3
History/Social/Behavioral Science 3
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
EH Composition sequence 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
BY 263 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
History/Social/Behavioral Science 3
HPE 109 Concepts of Wellness 3
HPE 165 Introduction Exercise Science and Wellness 1
EH 141 Speech 3
Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts 3
CY 105
CY 107
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
PSY 222 Human Development 3
HPE 209 Essentials of Human Performance 3
Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts 3
HPE 232 Sports Safety and First Aid Training 2
HPE 272 Basic Athletic Training 3
ESW Designed Elective 3
MS 204
Basic Statistics
or Statistics/Quantitative Methods I
FCS 215
Introductory Nutrition
or Normal Nutrition
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 3
ESW Designed Electives 4
HPE 415 Biomechanics (WI) 3
HPE 430 Exercise Prescription 3
Advisor Designed Electives 4
ESW Designed Electives 3
HPE 440 Fitness Testing 3
Advisor Designed Electives 9
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