Major Requirements - Exercise Science

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Total Exercise Science Major Requirements: 42-43 semester hours 

Required Core Courses: 30 semester hours
BIO2650 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (4)
BIO2670 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)*
BIO/PED3460 Sports Nutrition (4)
PED2230 Olympic Style Weightlifting I (1)
PED2235 Olympic Style Weightlifting II (1)
PED2500 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (4)
PED/HED3215 Kinesiology (4)
PED/HED3230 Physiology of Exercise (4)
PED3550 Advanced Strength Training and Conditioning Cert. Prep. (4)
PED4110 Administration of Health and Human Performance (4) 

*Required selection for Athletic Training Emphasis 

Selected Emphasis: 12-13 semester hours 

Emphasis I: Sports Performance
PED2080 First Aid/CPR (1)
PED4010 Mechanical and Physiological Analysis of Sport and Exercise (4)
PED4250 Internship (4)
PED4350 Advanced Sports Performance and Program Design  (4)

Emphasis II: Fitness and Wellness Promotion
PED2080 First Aid/CPR (1)
PED3250 Fitness Assessment and Program Design (4)
HED3260 Strategies for Health Promotion (4)
PED4250 Internship (4) 

Emphasis III:  Athletic Training
BIO1100 Medical Terminology (2)
ATR 1800 Responding to Emergencies (2)
PED/PSY3480 Sport Psychology (4)
PED4010 Mechanical and Physiological Analysis of Sport and Exercise (4) 

Note: Students applying for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Dual Degree 3 + 2 Program will need to complete the following prerequisites by the end of the third year. Please see the Graduate Catalog for additional details about this program. 

  • MTH2320 General Statistics (4)
  • BIO2080 Nutrition and Health Promotion (4)