Applied Exercise Physiology, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
Core II Mathematics3
Core II Humanities3
Core II Fine Arts3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (Core II Humanities)3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural/International (Core II Humanities)3
ESS 491 Bison image Internship Exercise Science (Capstone)6
Major-Specific
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy4
DTS 210Nutrition3
ESS 215Intro to Exercise Science3
ESS 345Exercise Physiology3
ESS 375 Cap graduation image Fitness Assess & Exerc Prescr3
ESS 386Adult Fitness3
ESS 442Princ of Strength & Cond3
ESS 443Prin of Strength Cond Lab1
ESS 478Energy Sources Body Comp3
ESS 491 Bison image Internship Exercise Science 16
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3
HS 222 Cap graduation image Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED3
HS 365Functional Kinesiology3
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat3
PSY 440Physiological Psychology3
PSY 311Child Development3
or PSY 312 Adult Development
Ethics Course
Select one of the following:3
STHM 401Ethics in Sport3
Ethics of Health Care (CT)
Applied Ethics
Ethics
Pre-requisite or Free Elective3
Area of Emphasis-Specific
CHM 205General, Organic, and Biochem3
CMM 207Bus & Prof Communication3
MKT 340MKT Concepts and Applications3
MGT 320Principles of Management3
MGT 350Health Care Management3
MGT 354Health Care Delivery Systems3
MGT 360Intro to Entrepreneurship3
PHY 101 Bison image Conceptual Physics3
PHY 101L Bison image Conceptual Physics Lab1
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective2
Free Elective2

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • A grade of C or better on all required coursework is required for Graduation.
  • Courses listed in “Area of Emphasis Specific” are suggested courses. Students should discuss with advisor and select courses based on their career interests.
  • Students may need to take extra courses to satisfy prerequisites.

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Four Year Plan

Exercise Science is a scientific program of study that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Examples of coursework include instruction in clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, energy metabolism, and strength and conditioning. Exercise Science prepares qualified professionals for employment in health and fitness centers, hospital based health and wellness programs, corporate based health and wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and allied health areas.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ESS 215 Intro to Exercise Science 3
Core II Mathematics 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT) 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
Pre-requisite or Free Elective 3
Core II Humanities (WI, MC/I) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy 4
Core II Fine Arts 3
Writing Intensive 3
MGT 320 Principles of Management 3
MKT 340 MKT Concepts and Applications 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HS 222 Cap graduation image Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED 3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology 4
CHM 205 General, Organic, and Biochem 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
DTS 210 Nutrition 3
ESS 345 Exercise Physiology 3
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat 3
PHY 101 Bison image Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 101L Bison image Conceptual Physics Lab 1
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ESS 375 Cap graduation image Fitness Assess & Exerc Prescr 3
ESS 386 Adult Fitness 3
HS 365 Functional Kinesiology 3
MGT 350 Health Care Management 3
MGT 360 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ESS 478 Energy Sources Body Comp 3
Ethics Course 3
MGT 354 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
PSY 311
Child Development
or Adult Development
3
Free Elective 2
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PSY 440 Physiological Psychology 3
ESS 491 Bison image Internship Exercise Science 1-12
ESS 442 Princ of Strength & Cond 3
ESS 443 Prin of Strength Cond Lab 1
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours11-22
 Total Credit Hours120-131