Prospective exercise science students are accepted into the Wellness (Fitness Emphasis) BHS (Non-Professional Program). To transition into the professional program, students need to apply to the Director of the Fitness and Exercise Science Program in their sophomore year for acceptance into the BS Exercise Science by May 1 for the following fall semester. Succesful completion of all prerequisites courses listed below with a minimun cummulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the sciences and FTES courses, is requires for entry into BS Exercise Science. Upon acceptance into the professional program, the student’s major will be changed to BS Exercise Science.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification is required to be taken by the summer of the junior year (entering the senior year) for all Exercise Science majors.
At the end of the senior year, Exercise Science majors are required to sit for the ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) examination which will serve as an exit exam for all Exercise Science majors.
To graduate with a degree in Exercise Science students MUST have taken both exams at least once.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for junior acceptance. Students are expected to complete a professional development portfolio during the BS Exercise Science program outlining their goals and accomplishments, including required hours of professional experience (based on class standing and previous experience). Successful completion of the portfolio is required for graduation.