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

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (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 regarding these requirements, please visit Degree Requirements >>General Education (LEP) Requirements. Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Major GPA of 3.0 required.

Exercise and Sport Science Requirements (44 Credits)
HMS 160 - Introduction to Human Performance ('C-' or better)
HMS 283 - Functional Anatomy ('C-' or better)
HMS 301 - Exercise and 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 421 - Organization and Administration in Human Performance ('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  (T3)*

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


'C-' or better Required
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHE 120 - General Chemistry (T2PR)*
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 ('C-' or better Required) (T1QR)*:
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics
MAT 122 - Precalculus 

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