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Black Hills State University

 

 
   
    May 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science, Composite Major B.BS.EXSC-SCI/B.BS.EXSC-EMGT


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This major has two fairly distinct career paths: 1) science for pre-professional for allied medical and health fields, and 2) fitness for public or private industry or educational settings. Coursework for each of these paths is grounded in knowledge of the human body structure and function but then deviates quite significantly.

The science option provides the depth of study of the human body’s structure and function that provides the prerequisite knowledge for admission to graduate programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Science, and Physician’s Assistant.  

Fitness-based professions that place students into a fitness setting as owner or employee, such as personal trainers, fitness personnel managers, or floor managers, require the business background of finance, marketing and promotion, and personal interaction. Those students would take the management option.

Take required core plus one area of specialization


System Gen Ed Requirements (SGRs) - 30 semester hours


  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects or a foreign language sequence) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Electives required


A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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