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

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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 2.5 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.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html 

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


HMS 160 - Introduction to Human Performance (C- or better)
HMS 204 - Field Experience in Group Exercise Instruction
HMS 281 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I ('C-' or better)
     or BIO 200 - Human Biology I ('C'- or better)
HMS 282 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II ('C-' or better)
     or BIO 201 - Human Biology II ('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 Psychology ('C' or better)
HMS 387 - Standard First Aid and Personal Safety
HMS 401 - Exercise for Special Populations ('C' or better)
HMS 421 - Organization and Administration in Human Performance ('C' or better)
HMS 455 - Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance II
HMS 485 - Measurement and Statistics in Exercise Science ('C' or better)
HMS 497 - Exercise and Sport Science Internship (T3)*


BIO 100 - General Zoology (C- or better)
      or BIO 120 - Microbiology (C- or better) (T2LE)*

MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics (C- or better)
     or MAT 122 - Precalculus (C- or better) (T1QR)*

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