Exercise Science, B.S. - Concentration: Human Performance

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

51 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning:  
MAT 122 - Precalculus

Tier 2 - Mind and Body:
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology

Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I

Tier 2 - Natural World II: Life and Environment (select one):
BIO 100 – General Zoology
BIO 120 – Microbiology

Tier 3 – Capstone:  
HMS 497 – Human Performance Practicum

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


41.5 Credits Required


HMS 191 – Introduction to Exercise Science ('C-' or better)
HMS 308 – Essentials of Strength and Conditioning ('C' or better)
HMS 380 – Sport Psychology
HMS 383 – Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise ('C' or better)
HMS 384 – Exercise Physiology I ('C' or better)
HMS 387 - Standard First Aide and Personal Safety
HMS 389 – Exercise Physiology II ('C' or better)
HMS 411 – General Medical Perspectives ('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 & Prescription ('C' or better)

Select one from:

  • BIO 200 - Human Biology I ('C-' or better)
    • and BIO 201 - Human Biology II ('C-' or better)
  • HMS 281 – Anatomy and Physiology I (‘C-’ or better)
    • and HMS 282 – Anatomy and Physiology II (‘C-’ or better)

Select one:

NOTE: Courses used for major requirements may not be applied to the LEP.


7 Credits Required

PCH 200 - Introduction to Nutrition

Select one (‘C-’ or better):

  • PHY 200 - General Physics I
  • PHY 210 - College Physics
  • PHY 230 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).