Exercise Sciences

Exercise Science

Exercise Science
Hours60.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 4 Complete 1 option
option 4.1 Complete 1 course
requirement 5 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Some of these electives have required prerequisites.
CHEM 481M - (Not currently offered)
HLTH 310 - (Not currently offered)
Note to Students Desiring to Pursue Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree: In order to prepare for acceptance into the MAT graduate degree program, you must take the following courses during your BS Exercise Science major: EXSC 320, 321, 387, 501, 516, 517, 518, 601, and PSYCH 111. Contact Life Sciences Advisement (2060 LSB) for additional information (lsa.byu.edu; 801-422-3042; lifesciences@byu.edu). See MAT website for details. Some elective courses may be offered only in Spring term.
Note to Premed Students: Professional schools and graduate programs may require additional courses not required for this major. Contact the programs to which you may apply to determine specific courses that meet their entrance requirements. Students considering professional or graduate degrees should take at least two semesters of mathematical courses. The following required or elective courses are strongly recommended for students considering professional or graduate degrees in the exercise sciences: MMBio 241; CELL 360, 362, 363; Chem 351, 352, 353, 481; Math 119; Stat 121. For more information contact the Preprofessional Advisement Center, 3328 WSC, (801) 422-3044. Contact potential schools of choice for a complete list of entrance requirements.
Program Outcomes: 

Exercise Science Fundamentals

Solve problems related to responses and adaptations to physical activity and exercise by applying an understanding of the principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and nutrition, and an advanced understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

Laboratory Skills and Practices

Perform basic laboratory skills pertaining to assessments, laboratory methods, sound experimental and analytical practices, data acquisition and reporting in the exercise sciences.

Advocating Physical Health

Students will be able to propose strategies for improving quality of life and reducing the risk and prevalence of lifestyle related diseases.

Career and Professional Preparation

Demonstrate an understanding of current ethical concerns in the profession leading them to successful employment or further schooling.