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  Sep 22, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Exercise Science, B.S.


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The BS in Exercise Science degree is a scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and the application to exercise, physical activity, and therapeutic rehabilitation. Students will be taught to create and execute science-based exercise programs that are safe and effective for a variety of individuals. Students will learn to promote wellness for individuals of different ages, sexes, and fitness levels/abilities.

Students will be prepared to work in health promotion, fitness facilities, colleges and universities, clinical rehabilitation facilities, and in sport and athletic conditioning programs.  This degree is also designed to help students prepare for graduate studies in athletic training, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health care related specialties.

Dependent upon the exercise science electives students select, at the end of this program students may be eligible for the following certifications; American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, National Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), and American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification.

Program Admission Requirements


There are no separate admission criteria for the BS in Exercise Science major. All students that are admitted into XU are welcome to start the major.

Program Progression and Retention Requirements


Academic Progression

  • Several Exercise Science courses have required pre-requisites. Students must pass each required pre-requisite with a grade of C or better to be permitted to register for the Exercise Science course. A grade of C- or less will not meet the requirement. This may impact progression in the major and possibly a student’s date of graduation.
  • Students must earn minimum grade of “C” in all Core Exercise Science courses. Students may repeat a course one time to improve their grade and meet graduation requirements. If a student does not meet the minimum grade requirement the second time a course is taken, they will not be permitted to retake the course, and will be dismissed from the major.

Academic Probation

  • Any student whose cumulative average falls below 2.75 is placed on academic probation.Academic probation will be imposed by the program director at the end of any term. While on probation a student may be restricted to a reduced course load, and/or receive other stipulations intended to improve the student’s academic success. Academic probation is removed when the student’s cumulative average rises to 2.75 or above.

Academic Suspension

Students on academic probation who fail to restore their cumulative grade point average to 2.75 within two semesters will be suspended from the program. In addition, freshmen and probationary students who receive more than one failing grade within a single term will be suspended. Suspension will be enforced unless in the judgment of the program director there are extenuating circumstances. One fall or spring term must elapse before a suspended student may reapply.

Academic Reactivation

A suspended student who wishes to return is required to contact the program director in writing. Reactivation and the conditions for such will be determined by program director.

Academic Dismissal

A student who has been readmitted after a period of suspension and who fails to meet the terms of the readmission as stipulated by the program director will be dismissed from the program and is not eligible to return.

Program Graduation Requirements


  • Completion of all Exercise Science and XU Core Requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of 120 credits
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all Core Exercise Science courses
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all Core Exercise Science courses
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all Exercise Science Elective courses
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all Exercise Science Elective courses
  • A minimum grade of “C” in all required Science courses
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all required Science courses
  • Anatomy and Physiology must be completed at a four-year regionally accredited university 

Requirements for the Exercise Science Major


Core Curriculum Requirements


See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Exercise Science Curriculum


Credit Hour Total: 56-57 cred hours.

  • Exercise Science Major Requirements - 26 credit hours
  • Exercise Science Electives - 9 credit hours
  • Math Requirements - 3 credit hours
  • Science Requrements - 15-16 credit hours
  • Social Science Requirements - 3 credit hours

Major Requirements


  • EXSC 100: Introduction Exercise Science 3 CR
  • EXSC 200: Kinesiology 3 CR
  • EXSC 300: Exercise Physiology 3 CR
  • EXSC 320: Fitness Training Principles 3 CR
  • EXSC 325: Resistance Training 1 CR
  • EXSC 360: Nutrition for Sport & Exercise 3 CR
  • EXSC 380: Fitness Assessment & Design 3 CR
  • EXSC 381: Fitness Assessment & Design Lab 1 CR
  • EXSC 460: Exercise Science Practicum 6 CR

Exercise Science Electives - 9 hours frok the following options:


  • BIOL 204: Functional Neuroscience 3 CR
  • BIOL 370: Endocrinology 3 CR
  • EXSC 160: Group Fitness 1 CR
  • EXSC 260: Sports Medicine 3 CR
  • EXSC 261: Sports Medicine Lab 1 CR
  • EXSC 340: International Exercise Science 3 CR
  • EXSC 400: Biomechanics 3 CR
  • EXSC 420: Cardiopulmonary Fitness 3 CR
  • EXSC 440: Fitness in Special Populations 3 CR
  • SPMG 322: Facility and Event Mgmt 3 CR
  • SPMG 348: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sprt 3 CR
  • SPMG 377/PSYC477: Sport Psychology 3 CR
  • SPMG 410: Sport Ethics 3 CR

Social Science Requirement:


TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Exercise Science


4 Year Plan

First Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Second Year


Spring Semester


  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • EXSC 320 - Fitness Training Principles
  • EXSC 325 - Resistance Training
  • EXSC 360 - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • ENGL/CLAS/SPAN 205 - Lit & Moral Imag
  • Core/General Electives (3)

Third Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


  • Exercise Science Elective
  • Exercise Science Elective
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
  • Creative Perspectives
  • Core/General Electives

 

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Exercise Science Elective
  • Core/General Electives

Spring Semester


  • EXSC 460 - Exercise Science Practicum
  • Core/General Electives

B.S. Exercise Science + M.S. Athletic Training 3+2 Option


Program Requirements


Students are required to meet all Admission, Progression, Retention and Graduation requirements of the Exercise Science, B.S.  and Athletic Training, M.S.  .

Curriculum Requirements


151 credit hours:

  • Undergraduate Core Curriculum  
  • B.S. Exercise Science Requirements - 97 credit hours
  • Dual B.S. Exercise Science / M.S. Athletic Training Requirements - 23 credit hours
  • M.S. Athletic Training Requirements - 31 credit hours

Course Sequence


First Year


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year


Spring Semester

  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • EXSC 320 - Fitness Training Principles
  • EXSC 325 - Resistance Training
  • EXSC 360 - Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Exercise Science Elective
  • ENGL/CLAS/SPAN 205 - Lit & Moral Imag

Third Year


Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Exercise Science Elective
  • EXSC 460 - Exercise Science Practicum
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspective
  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • Core / General Electives

 

Fourth Year


Fifth Year


Note:


  • Students will need to incorporate the 5 flags into their core courses.

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