Course Progression

Freshman Semester 1 (15 hrs.)

ENG 1101 (3)

Composition I        
PERS elective  (2) PERS 2430 Nutrition or PERS 2485 / 2499 Medical Terminology (recommend either)
Area D1 elective  (4) BIOL 1010/1020,  BIOL 1030/1040 , BIOL 1107K or 1108K  (one biology required)
HIST 2111 or 2112  (3)

U.S History to 1865 or U.S. History Since 1865

Area A MATH (3)

MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 (one required) 
(MATH 1112 or 1113 recommended for those with a strong high school math preparation and planning to pursue a graduate level allied health degree (PT, PA, NP, MD, DC, EP and etc). 


Freshman Semester 2 (16 hrs.)

ENG 1102 (3)         Composition II       
PERS elective (2)    PERS 2130 Bioethics or PERS 2300 Stimulating Creative Behavior (recommend either)     
Area D1 elective (4)

CHEM 1151K or CHEM 1211/1211L  (one chemistry required)
(Pre-Graduate School in PT, PA, NP, EP, MD, DC, etc may need to take CHEM 1211/1211L)

POLS 1101 (3) American Government I
Area E elective (3)  

PSYC 2500 Fundamentals of Psychology (recommended)    


Sophomore Semester 3 (16 hrs.)

ENGL 2110/20/30/40 (3)

World Literature I, II, III, or IV (one literature required)

Area D1 elective (3) Recommend either BIOL 1050, BIOL 1070, BIOL 1090, CHEM 1152K  or 1212/1212L, MATH 1112, MATH 1261, or MATH 2261 (Pre-Graduate School applicants in PT, PA, NP, EP, MD, DC, etc may need to take CHEM 1212/1212L)
BIOL 2651  (4)      

Anatomy & Physiology I  

Area E elective  (3) 

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology  (recommended) 


Sophomore Semester 4 (17 hrs.)

Area C elective  (3) Recommend COMM 1100 Human Communication or COMM 1110 Public Speaking 
ACED 2400  (3)     Computer Technology for the Workplace
MATH 2620  (3)   

Statistical Methods

BIOL 2652 (4)                        Anatomy & Physiology II
Area F Math/Science (4) Recommend BIOL 2900, PHYS 1111K, CHEM 1152 or CHEM 1212/1212L (if CHEM II not completed in Area D of core) 

(Pre-Graduate School applicants in PT, PA, NP, EP, MD, DC, etc may need to take BIOL 2900 or PHYS 1111K)


Summer Terms (optional)

Students seeking admission to the BSEP program must satisfactorily complete all of the Area A-F core courses to remain in KSPE 3000-4000 level courses, even if registered for the courses.  The summer terms are an ideal time to complete the Area A-F core or take any additional admission courses for graduate level medical or allied health schools not required in the BSEP program. 


Junior Semester 1  (12 hrs.)

HSEP 3360 (3) Exercise Epidemiology
HSEP 3420  (3) Exercise Physiology
HSEP 3430 (3) Kinesiology            
HSEP 4080  (3)

Exercise Electrocardiography 


Junior Semester 2  (12 hrs.)

HSEP 3010  (3) Exercise Testing & Prescription I
HSEP 3200  (3) Nutrition for Health & Human Performance
HSEP 3410  (3)     


HSEP 4070  (3)

Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology


Senior Semester 3 (12 hrs.)

HSEP 3011  (3) Exercise Testing & Prescription II
HSEP 3020  (3) Assessments in Exercise Physiology
HSEP 3650  (3) Resistance Training Program Development
HSEP 4210  (3)      Clinical Exercise Physiology

Senior Semester 4  (12 hrs.)

HSEP 3050  (3) Care & Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries
HSEP 4040  (3) Pediatric Exercise Physiology
HSEP 4130  (3)     

Exercise Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

HSEP 4510  (3) Exercise Physiology Practicum


Some students plan to pursue careers in fields related to exercise physiology such as physical therapy and physician assistant.  Others plan to pursue a masters degree in exercise physiology. Although many of the courses which are required for admission into other “allied-health” degree programs are also required in the VSU Exercise Physiology program, it should be noted that there is no affiliation between the VSU Exercise Physiology program and any physical therapy school or advanced degree program. Students interested in physical therapy or other advanced degree programs are encouraged to contact the allied-health or graduate degree programs relative to the specific admission requirements of different schools