Exercise Science

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies
Linksz Pavillion 208 • Phone (215) 968-8450
Curriculum Code No. 1197

The Exercise Science major prepares undergraduate students for transfer to a four year institution where they major in any allied healthcare field including, but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology and nursing. Other possible professions include strength and conditioning coaches, health and fitness specialists and chiropractors. Community members currently working in the health field who would like to pursue continuing education will benefit from the Program’s course offerings.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the body’s anatomical and physiological systems as they pertain to exercise physiology principles and disease;
  • Find, evaluate, discuss, and ethically use scholarly health science articles published in peer reviewed literature and relate concepts to exercise recommendations and prescription: and
  • Demonstrate technological competence with health science computer programs, tools and equipment (i.e., skin fold calipers, heart rate monitors).

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I A,B,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II B,2,10
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking B,5
3
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,6
3
KINS180
Foundations of Physical Education
3
BIOL181
Anatomy & Physiology I B,7
4
BIOL182
Anatomy & Physiology II B
4
EXSC200
Biomechanics B
4
EXSC201
Physiology of Exercise B,9
4
HLTH120N
Nutrition (with a Registered Dietician) H,4
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 3
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology A,8
3
Arts Elective G,1 3
Lifestyle Activity D 2
Aquatics Activity F 2
Survival Activity E 2
Fitness Activity C 2
General Elective 9
Total Credit Hours61

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended. See catalog for key.

First Semester

Course Credits
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I A,B,2,10
3
BIOL181
Anatomy & Physiology I B,7
4
KINS180
Foundations of Physical Education
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology A,8
3
Fitness Activity C 2
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II B,2,10
3
BIOL182
Anatomy & Physiology II B
4
HLTH120N
Nutrition (with a Registered Dietician) I,4
3
Lifestyle Activity D 2
Arts Elective G,1 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking B,5
3
EXSC200
Biomechanics B
4
SOCI110
Intro to Sociology 3
3
Survival Activity E 2
General Activity C,7 2
Total Credit Hours 15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
MATH115
Elementary Statistics A,6
3
EXSC201
Physiology of Exercise B,9
4
Aquatics Activity F 2
General Elective6
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required
B Course requires prerequisite or departmental approval.
C Exercise Science majors must take at least one of the following fitness activity courses: KINS180, KINS134, KINS145, KINS188, and KINS189.
D Exercise Science majors must take at least one of the following lifestyle activity courses: KINS130, KINS191.
E Exercise Science majors must take at least one of the following survival activity courses: KINS106, KINS129, KINS133, and KINS190.
F Exercise Science majors must take at least one of the following aquatics activity courses: KINS150, KINS155, and KINS156.
G Students must take at least one of the following arts courses: VAFA191, VAFA192, VAFA193, VAFA194, VAPH196, COMT101, MUSC101, MUSC105, MUSC106.
H HLTH120N sections are taught by a registered dietitians as required by the PA State Board of Nursing.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking
3 Satisfies Diversity
4 Satisfies Information Literacy
5 Satisfies Oral Communication
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy
8 Satisfies Social Sciences
9 Satisfies Technological Competence
10 Satisfies Writing

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