Academic Catalog

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

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 26.0908

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 Behavioral 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
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ESS 212Care and Prevention of Athletic and Exercise Injuries3
ESS 315Physical Fitness Concepts and Applications3
ESS 320Biomechanics3
ESS 320LBiomechanics Lab1
ESS 325Exercise Physiology3
ESS 325LExercise Physiology Lab1
ESS 562Adapted Physical Activity and Special Populations Programming3
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 Management30-32
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
Physical Fitness & Wellness Management7
Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Physical Therapy
Free Electives
Physical Fitness & Wellness Management18-20
Pre-Athletic Training 1
Pre-Physical Therapy 1
Total Hours120

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


Concentration Courses
ESS 303Fitness Management & Marketing3
ESS 407Strength and Conditioning Programming3
ESS 430Fitness Program Risk Management & Administration3
ESS 433Adult Physical Fitness Programs3
ESS 435Group Leadership in Fitness & Sport3
ESS 472Internship: Physical Fitness and Wellness Management 16
ESS 517Bioenergetics of Performance and Sports Nutrition3
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
EMC 104Healthcare Basic Life Support1
HEA 305Chronic Disease & PublicHealth3
HEA 320Introduction to Behavior Change3
HEA 380Mental Health Promotion3
Current first aid & CPR certification at time of graduation
Total Hours43

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