Exercise and Sport Science, B.S. - Allied Health

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  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

This program has a separate admission process.  

120 Credits Required
Overall GPA 2.7


Liberal Education Program 

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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics (C- or better)
MAT 122 - Precalculus (C- or better)

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

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.


44 Credits Required

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 308 - Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance ('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 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 and Prescription ('C' or better)
HMS 497 - Exercise and Sport Science Internship


28 Credits Required

BIO 100 - General Zoology (C- or better)      
     or BIO 120 - Microbiology (C- or better)
BIO 200 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I (C- or better)
BIO 201 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II (C- or better)
CHE 120 - General Chemistry (C- or better)
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics (C- or better)      
     or MAT 122 - Precalculus (C- or better)
PCH 200 - Introduction to Nutrition (C- or better)
PHY 200 - General Physics I      
     or PHY 210 - College Physics      
     or PHY 230 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology (C- or better)


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