Clinical 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 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology4
Core II Mathematics3
Core II Humanities (WI, MC/I)3
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
Pre-requisite or Free Elective3
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
Area of Emphasis-Specific
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology4
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
Clinical Exercise Physiology Elective4
Clinical Exercise Physiology Elective4
Free Elective3
Free Elective2
Free Elective2

Major Information

  • Major restricted elective courses are: HS 215 Intro to Athletic Training and STHM 405 Sport Psychology.
  • Courses listed in “Area of Emphasis Specific” are suggested courses. Students should discuss with advisor and select courses based on their career interests. The following electives are suggested for students planning to pursue professional school: 
    • for PT school application:
      PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I3
      PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory1
      PHY 203 Bison image College Physics II3
      PHY 204 Bison image General Physics 2 Laboratory1
    • for PA school application:
      BSC 302Principles of Microbiology3
      BSC 320Principles of Ecology4
      BSC 322Principles Cell Biology4
      BSC 324Principles of Genetics4
    • for OT school application:
      PSY 311Child Development3
      PSY 408Abnormal Psychology3
      SOC 440Intro to the Soc of Aging3
      ANT 201 Bison image Cultural Anthropology (CT)3
      Or others
    • for Cardiac rehabilitation specialist:

      HP 210Health Sciences Seminar3
      HP 420Allied Health Sciences Admin3
      HP 480Special Topics in HP1-4
      HS 481Special Topics1-4
      Or others
  • A C or better on all required coursework in the major and area of emphasis is required for Graduation.
  • Students may need to take extra courses to satisfy prerequisites.
  • 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 each semester. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.

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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 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
ESS 215 Intro to Exercise Science 3
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
HS 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image Comp Medical Terminology (CT) 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
Pre-requisite or Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 227 Cap graduation image Human Anatomy 4
Core II Fine Arts 4
PSY 311
Child Development
or Adult Development
3
Core II Mathematics 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
HS 222 Cap graduation image Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED 3
BSC 228 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Physiology 4
Writing Intensive 3
Core II Humanities (WI, MC/I) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
DTS 210 Nutrition 3
ESS 345 Exercise Physiology 3
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat 3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ESS 375 Cap graduation image Fitness Assess & Exerc Prescr 3
ESS 386 Adult Fitness 3
HS 365 Functional Kinesiology 3
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
First Semester
ESS 478 Energy Sources Body Comp 3
Clinical Exercise Physiology Elective 4
Ethics Course 3
Clinical Exercise Physiology Elective 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
PSY 440 Physiological Psychology 3
ESS 491 Bison image Internship Exercise Science 6
ESS 442 Princ of Strength & Cond 3
ESS 443 Prin of Strength Cond Lab 1
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours122