Academic Catalog

Exercise & Sport Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy (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 will use ESS 472, and those in the Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Athletic Training concentrations will use ATR 430. (Credit hours are incorporated into the 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 Management
Pre-Physical Therapy61
Pre-Athletic Training
Supporting Course Requirements
All Concentrations:
BIO 307Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO 308Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
NFA 201Essentials of Nutrition3
Free Electives
Choose from 6-7 hours of free electives
Total Hours125

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


Concentration Courses
ATR 325Applied Palpation Anatomy for Healthcare Providers3
ATR 325LApplied Palpation Anatomy for Healthcare Providers Lab1
ATR 330Foundations of Orthopedic Evaluation3
ATR 340
Foundations of Rehabilitation
and Foundations of Rehabilitation Lab
ATR 430Foundations of Clinical Practice3
HSA 200Medical Terminology3
ESS 407Strength and Conditioning Programming3
ESS 517Bioenergetics in Physical Activity3
Supporting Course Requirements
BIO 111Cell and Molecular Biology (Element 4) G4
BIO 112Ecology and Evolution4
CHE 111
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab I (Element 4) G
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
EMC 104Healthcare Basic Life Support1
MAT 120Trigonometry (or higher)3
PHY 131College Physics I5
PHY 132College Physics II5
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology (Element 5B) G3
PSY 280Lifespan Developmental Psych.3
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning3
or STA 270 Applied Statistics
Total Hours61

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hours in General Education.

For students interested in the Pre-Physical Therapy or Pre-Athletic Training concentrations, additional courses may be required outside of the Core, Concentration and Supporting courses to meet requirements of some post-baccalaureate professional programs.