Exercise Science Major

The Exercise Science program at Shawnee State University is designed to prepare individuals for careers in fitness and health promotion, strength and conditioning, and wellness programs, and/or prepare students for graduate study in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy.

Students in the program learn how to assess and evaluate fitness levels for individuals and groups, design, implement, manage, and evaluate fitness programs. All students complete at least one mandatory internship in a local health/fitness facility. Graduates of the program will find employment opportunities in both public and private health and fitness facilities, worksite and health care settings. For further information, contact the Sport Studies Program Director.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Understand the physiology of the human body at rest and during times of physical stress, with the goal of improving human performance;
  2. Be able to assess the fitness level of apparently healthy individuals and those with known pathology;
  3. Be able to prescribe and develop appropriate exercise and lifestyle modification programs to assist clients in achieving their fitness and/or rehabilitation goals;
  4. Develop programming, staffing, and facility and equipment needs for a health/fitness facility.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

General Education Program 24 hours
Exercise Science Core* (includes required GEP courses) 57 hours
Track Hours 20-32
University Requirements 4 hours
University Electives Varies by Track
Total Hours Required 120 hours

 

SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
(Effective August 2018)

NOTES:

  • All courses in the Exercise Science major must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" 
  • All students complete the Exercise Science Core, and any one (1) of the four "Tracks."

EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE

COURSE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

EMTP 1010 (2)

SSES 2100 (2)

SSPE 2100 (3)

SSPE 2200 (3)

ATTR 2300 (3)

SSSM 3200 (3)

SSES 3000 (3)

SSES 3050 (4)

SSES 4000 (4)

SSES 4200  (3)

SSES 2400 (3)

SSES 4990 (3)

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

PSYC 1101 (3)*

STAT 1150 (3)*

COMM 1103 (3)*

UNIV 1100 (1)*

SSPE 4900 (3)*

BIOL 1130/1131or3560/3561*+

 

+3560/3561 is required for the Pre-OT track.

First Aid and CPR

Introduction to Exercise Science

Health and Nutrition Across the Lifespan

Human Nutrition

Athlete Health Maintenance

Psychology of Sport

Physiology of Exercise

Biomechanics and Functional Kinesiology

Exercise Testing and Prescription

Management of Fitness Facilities

Legal/Ethical Aspects of Exercise Science

Internship 1 in Exercise Science

 

Introduction to Psychology

Principles of Statistics

Public Speaking and Human Communication

First Year Experience

Sport Professions Capstone

Principles of Anatomy 1/ 2 or Principles of Anatomy/Principles of Physiology

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

4

4

3

3

3

 

3

3

3

1

3

4/4

 

TOTAL EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE HOURS

 

57

 Notes: 

  • BIOL sequence (BIOL 1130/1131 or 3560/3561) fulfills the GEP Natural Sciences requirement
  • PSYC 1101 fulfills the GEP Human Behavior requirement
  • COMM 1103 fulfills the GEP Oral Communications requirement
  • STAT 1150 fulfills the GEP Quantitative Reasoning requirement

 

HEALTH/WELLNESS TRACK

COURSE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

SSES 1200 (2)

ATTR 2200 (3)

SSES 2500 (3

SSES 3100 (3)

SSES 3800 (3)

SSES 3300  (3)

SSES 4995 (3)

Principles of Personal Fitness

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Sports Nutrition

Performance Enhancement

Therapeutic Exercise

Exercise for Special Populations

Internship 1 in Exercise Science

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL HEALTH/WELLNESS TRACK HOURS

20

PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING TRACK

BIOL 1151 (4)

CHEM 1141 (4)

PHYS 2201 (4)

AHNR 1102 (2)

ATTR 2200 (3)

SSES 2500 (3)

SSES 3100  (3)

SSES 3800  (3)

SSES 3300 (3)

General Biology 1

General Chemistry 1

Physics 1

Medical Terminology

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Sports Nutrition

Performance Enhancement

Therapeutic Exercise

Exercise for Special Populations

4

4

4

2

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL PRE-ATHLETIC TRAINING TRACK TRACK HOURS

 

29

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY TRACK

BIOL 1151 (4)

BIOL 1152 (4)

CHEM 1141 (4)

CHEM 1142 (4)

PHYS 2201 (4)

PHYS 2202 (4)

AHNR 1102 (2)

General Biology 1

General Biology 2

General Chemistry 1

General Chemistry 2

Physics 1

Physics 2

Medical Terminology

4

4

4

4

4

4

2

TOTAL PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY TRACK HOURS

 

26

PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TRACK

BIOL 1151 (4)

BIOL 3660 (4)

BIOL 4660 (4)

PSYC 2130 (3)

ANTH 2250 (3)

PSYC 3160 or 3130

Physical Science

BUHE 3000

General Biology 1

Neuroanatomy

Advanced Human Anatomy

Child and Adolescent Psychology

Principles of Cultural Anthropology

Abnormal Psychology or Psychology of the Adult

 

Medical Terminology for Health Managers

4

4

4

3

3

3

8

3

TOTAL PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TRACK HOURS

 

32

Sport Studies

Contact Information

Sport Studies
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Steven D. Rader
Program Director
Kricker 271
(740) 351-3634 
srader@shawnee.edu

Kelley Frantz
Academic Administrative Assistant I
(740) 351-3169 
kfrantz@shawnee.edu

Page maintained by Marketing and Communications.