Academic Catalog

Exercise & Sport Science, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Pre‑Athletic Training (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 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 Management
Pre-Athletic Training22
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 Management
Pre-Athletic Training16-17
Pre-Physical Therapy
Free Electives
Physical Fitness & Wellness Management
Pre-Athletic Training 118-19
Pre-Physical Therapy 1
Total Hours120

3 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 of Performance and Sports Nutrition3
Supporting Course Requirements
Choose from one of the following:
Cell and Molecular Biology (Element 4) G
Ecology and Evolution (Element 4) G
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
PSY 200Introduction to Psychology (Element 5B) G3
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (Element 2) G3
or STA 270 Applied Statistics
Total Hours45

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

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