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

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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 2.5 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.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

HMS 160 – Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science ('C-' or better)
HMS 201 – Foundations in Scientific Writing ('C-' or better)
HMS 204 – Field Experience in Group Exercise Instruction
HMS 281 –  Anatomy & Physiology I ('C-' or better)
     or BIO 200 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I ('C'- or better)
HMS 282 – Anatomy & Physiology II ('C-' or better)
     or BIO 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II ('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 Psychology ('C' or better)
HMS 387 – Standard First Aid and Personal Safety
HMS 392 – Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance ('C' or better)
HMS 401 – Exercise for Diverse Populations ('C' or better)
HMS 421 – Organization and Administration in Exercise and Sport Science ('C' or better)
HMS 455 – Sport Science and Performance Technology
HMS 485 – Measurement and Statistics in Exercise Science ('C' or better)
HMS 497 – Exercise and Sport Science Internship 


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

Select one ('C-' or better) (T1QR):
MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics
MAT 122 – Precalculus 

PCH 200 – Introduction to Nutrition ('C-' or better)
PHY 103 – Physics and Technology for Healthcare Professionals ('C-' or better) (T1TF)
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology ('C-' or better) (T2MB)
PSY 228 – Personality 


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.