Exercise and Sport Science, B.S. - Allied Health - Physical Activity and Chronic Disease M.S. Accelerated Pathway

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  https://www.southernct.edu/academics/hms/programs


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Major GPA  3.0 required.

Exercise and Sport Science Requirements (44 Credits)
HMS 160 – Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science ('C-' or better)
HMS 283 – Functional Anatomy ('C-' or better)
HMS 301 – Exercise and Sport Nutrition ('C' or better)
HMS 380 – Sport Psychology ('C' or better)
HMS 383 – Biomechanics ('C' or better)
HMS 384 – Exercise Physiology ('C' or better)
HMS 387 – Standard First Aid and Personal Safety
HMS 389 – Exercise Physiology II ('C' or better)
HMS 392 – Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance ('C' or better)
HMS 411 – Pathophysiology and Pharmacology ('C' or better)
HMS 421Organization and Administration in Exercise and Sport Science ('C' or better)
HMS 485 – Measurement and Statistics in Exercise Science ('C' or better)
HMS 488 – Exercise Testing and Prescription ('C' or better)
HMS 497 – Human Performance Practicum  

Accelerated Pathway Requirements (6 Credits)
HMS 554 – Research Methods ('C' or better)
HMS 578 – Behavior Change in Health & Physical Activity ('C' or better)


Required ('C-' or better):

BIO 200 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (T2LE)*
BIO 201 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHE 120 – General Chemistry (T2PR)*

MAT 122 – Precalculus (T1QR)*
PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition 
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*


Select one ('C-' or better Required) (T2LE)*:
BIO 100 – General Zoology 
BIO 120 – Microbiology 

Select one (T2PR)*:
PHY 200 – General Physics I
PHY 210 – College Physics
PHY 230 – Physics for Scientists or Engineers I