Exercise and Sport Science, B.S. - Sport Science - Clinical Exercise Physiology M.S. Accelerated Pathway

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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 3.0 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.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Exercise and Sport Science Requirments (47 Credits)
HMS 160 – Introduction to Human Performance ('C-' or better)
HMS 204 – Field Experience in Group Exercise Instruction
HMS 281  Anatomy & Physiology I ('C-' or better)
     or BIO 200Human Anatomy & Physiology I ('C'- or better)
HMS 282 – Anatomy & Physiology II ('C-' or better)
     or BIO 201Human Anatomy & Physiology II('C-' or better)
HMS 283 – Functional Anatomy ('C-' or better)
HMS 301Exercise 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 Special Populations ('C' or better)
HMS 421Organization and Administration in Exercise and Sport Science ('C' or better)
HMS 455Sport Science and Performance Technology
HMS 485 – Measurement and Statistics in Exercise Science ('C' or better)
HMS 497 – Exercise and Sport Science Internship 

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


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