Exercise Physiology (B.S.)

Dear Pre-Exercise Physiology Major: This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guidelines to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not). The courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. The Exercise Physiology program accepts students during fall and spring semesters.

Exercise Physiology is a discipline that includes clinical experience physiology and applied exercise physiology. Applied Exercise Physiologists manage programs to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for apparently healthy individuals and individuals with controlled disease (CAAHEP). Exercise physiologist in medical services develop, implement, and coordinate exercise programs and administer medical test under a physician’s supervision, to promote physical fitness. Exercise physiologist also observe participants during exercise for signs of stress. They also teach behavior modification classes like stress management, weight control and other similar subjects (US Department of Labor).

Students who complete the major in Exercise Physiology will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology curriculum is based upon the desired educational content and outcomes recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine. All Exercise Physiology majors complete the general Exercise Physiology sequence and a common sixty-hour sequence of major courses.

A Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology offers multiple career opportunities such as: Hospital Cardiopulmonary & Cancer Rehabilitation programs, Hospital Wellness & Fitness Center, Corporate Wellness & Fitness Program, Community Health Educator, Physician’s Office (Stress Testing), Pharmaceutical Sales, Medical Equipment Sales, Personal Trainer, Athletic Strength & Conditioning Coach, YMCA Fitness Director, Secondary School Teacher (Science, Health/PE), and Department of Defense/Civil Service/Military. There are also multiple graduate school opportunities such as Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Direct-Entry Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractic, Medical or Osteopathic School and Public Health.

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Mapping Coordinator: Sarah Fretti
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Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1111 or 1101 3
BIOL 1107K 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
PERS 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
PSYC 1101 3
BIOL 1108K 4
PERS 2
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Completion of Georgia Constitution and Georgia History Requirement

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
SOCI 1101 3
BIO 2651 4
AREA D ELECTIVE 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
ACED 2400 or CS 1000 3
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
MATH 2620 3
CHEM 1211/1211L or 1151K 4
Total hours 17

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Apply to the Exercise Physiology program during term 4 of year 2 to begin the Exercise Physiology program during term 5 of year 3.

Year 3

First Block (Fall or Spring Admission) Hrs.
HSEP 3010 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
HSEP 3020 Assessments in Exercise Physiology 4
HSEP 3420 Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 3430 Kinesiology 3
HSEP 4080 Exercise Electrocardiography 3
Total hours 16
Second Block (Spring or Summer Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3011 Exercise Testing and Prescription II 4
HSEP 3200 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance 3
HSEP 3360 Chronic Disease Epidemiology 3
HSEP HSEP 3650 Resistance Training Program Development 3
HSEP 4070 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Apply for graduation at the beginning of this term.

Year 4

Third Block (Summer or Fall Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3050 Care and Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries 3
HSEP 4040 Pediatric Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4130 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 3
HSEP 4210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4510 Exercise Physiology Practicum 4
Total hours 16
Fourth Block (Fall or Spring Term) Hrs.
HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Minimum final grade of C in all Exercise Physiology program courses to be eligible to enroll in HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship. Must complete a minimum of 400 hours (40 hours/week). Required to take a NCCA accredited national certification examination.

Schedules with Summer Matriculation

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
BIOL 1010/1020L or 1030 or 1040L 4
MATH 1111 3
PERS XXXX 2
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
CHEM 1151K or 1211/1211L 4
PERS XXXX 2
MATH 2620 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 15
Summer Hrs.
SOCI 1101 3
ENGL 2111 3
Total hours 6

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
BIOL 2651 4
POLS 1101 3
ACED 2400 or CS 1000 3
AREA D ELECTIVE 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
PSYC 1101 3
AREA F MATH/SCIENCE ELECTIVE 4
Total hours 14

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Constitution requirement. Apply to the Exercise Physiology program during term 2 in year 2 to begin the Exercise Physiology program during term 1 of year 3.

Year 3

First Block (Fall or Spring Admission) Hrs.
HSEP 3010 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
HSEP 3020 Assessments in Exercise Physiology 4
HSEP 3420 Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 3430 Kinesiology 3
HSEP 4080 Exercise Electrocardiography 3
Total hours 16
Second Block (Spring or Summer Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3011 Exercise Testing and Prescription II 4
HSEP 3200 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance 3
HSEP 3360 Chronic Disease Epidemiology 3
HSEP 3650 Resistance Training Program Development 3
HSEP 4070 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Apply for graduation at the beginning of this term.

Year 4

Third Block (Summer or Fall Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3050 Care and Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries 3
HSEP 4040 Pediatric Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4130 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 3
HSEP 4210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4510 Exercise Physiology Practicum 4
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Minimum final grade of C in all Exercise Physiology program courses to be eligible to enroll in HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship. Must complete a minimum of 400 hours (40 hours/week). Required to take a NCCA accredited national certification examination.