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Exercise & Sport Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Physical Fitness & Wellness Management (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 31.0505

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behaviorial Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
HSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
ACCT - ESS majors pursuing Physical Fitness & Wellness Management and Pre-Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy concentrations will fulfill ACCT with the following. (Credit hours are incorporated into major requirements below.)
Internship: Physical Fitness and Wellness Management (Physical Fitness & Wellness Management)
Foundations of Clinical Practice (Pre-Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ESS 212Care and Prevention of Athletic and Exercise Injuries3
ESS 315Physical Fitness Concepts and Applications3
ESS 320Biomechanics3
ESS 325Physiology of Activity3
ESS 562Adapted Physical Activity3
ESS 575Texts and Measurements3
Current CPR certification required at time of graduation. Students within all ESS concentrations will take these common "core" courses.
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Physical Fitness & Wellness Management27-29
Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Physical Therapy
Supporting Course Requirements
All Concentrations:
BIO 307Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO 308Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
NFA 201Essentials of Nutrition3
Choose from 15-26 hours of supporting courses15-26
15 hours of Physical Fitness & Wellness Management
25-26 hours of Pre-Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy
Free Electives
Choose from 14-16 hours of free electives14-16
12-14 hours of Physical Fitness & Wellness Management
Two-three hours of Pre-Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy 1
Total Hours120-135

Two hours of free electives must be at or above the 300 level


Concentration Courses
ESS 407Strength and Conditioning Programming3
ESS 430Fitness Program Administration3
ESS 433Adult Physical Fitness Programs3
ESS 435Group Fitness Instruction3
ESS 472Internship: Physical Fitness and Wellness Management 16
ESS 517Bioenergetics in Physical Activity3
ESS 190
ESS 390
Wellness Experience:____
and Lifetime Activity Series:___
ESS 241Introduction to Swimming1
ESS 313Lifeguard Training3
or ESS 340 Water Safety Instructor
Supporting Course Requirements
HEA 202Community First Aid and CPR3
HEA 320Introduction to Behavior Change3
HEA 315Issues in Health and Disease3
or HEA 380 Mental Health Education
MGT 301Principles of Management (NB)3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing (NB)3
Current first aid & CPR certification at time of graduation
Total Hours45

Students must document fifty (50) hours of Fitness & Wellness Management related experiences prior to enrolling in ESS 472 Internship: Physical Fitness and Wellness Management.