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Exercise Science Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year Fall Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
AHNR 1102 Medical Terminology   2
SSES 1200 Personal Fitness   1
SSES 2100 Introduction to Exercise Science   3
EMTP 1010 First Aid/CPR   2
MATH 1500 Principles of Statistics# MATH 1010 or placement 3
ENGL 1101/1102 Discourse and Composition# Placement 3/5

1st Year Spring Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
BIOL 1130 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology 1#   4
COMM 1103 Public Speaking   3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology#   3
ENGL 1105 Composition and Argumentation# ENGL 1101 or 1102 3
SSPE 2100 Health and Nutrition Across the Lifespan   3

2nd Year Fall Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
BIOL 1131 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology 2# BIOL 1130 4
SSPE 2200 Human Nutrition   3
SSAT 2300 Athlete Health Maintenance   3
GEP Fine Arts   3
GEP Cultural Perspectives/Western ENGL 1105 3

2nd Year Spring Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
GEP Cultural Perspectives/Non-Western# ENGL 1105 3
SSSM 3200 Psychology of Sport Sophomore rank or above 3
ELECTIVES     10

3rd Year Fall Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
PHIL 3320 Ethics in Public and Private Life# ENGL 1105 3
SSSM 3100 Ethical Aspects of Sport SSES2100 or SSSM 2000 and junior rank 2
SSES 3000 Physiology of Exercise BIOL 1130 and 1131 (with grade of "C" or better) 3
SSES 3050 Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science BIOL 1130 and 1131 (with grade of "C" or better) 3
ELECTIVES     6

3rd Year Spring Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
SSES 3500 Exercise Prescription SSES 3000 (with grade of "C" or better) 3
SSES 3100 Scientific Foundations and Techniques of Strength and Conditioning SSES  3000 3
BIOL 3630 Kinesiology# BIOL 1130 3
ELECTIVES     7

4th Year Fall Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
IDST 4490 Senior Seminar# Senior standing and completion of all other GEP requirements 3
SSES 4200 Management of Fitness Facilities SSES 2100 (with grade of "C" or better) 3
SSES 3600 Exercise Testing and Measurement SSES 3000 and 3500 (with grade of "C" or better) 3
ELECTIVES     8

4th Year Spring Semester

Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
SSES 4985 Internship SSES 3500 and 3600 (with grade of "C" or better) 12

# Counts toward University General Education Program requirements

**NOTE**  Not all courses in the major are offered every term.  Students are strongly encouraged to contact their faculty advisor for assistance in planning their program of study.

Sport Studies

Contact Information

Sports Studies
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Office 150
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Steven D. Rader
Program Director 
(740) 351-3634 
srader@shawnee.edu

Nita Roark, Department Secretary 
(740) 351-3169 
nroark@shawnee.edu

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