College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013
Department of Biological Sciences
Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Medical corporations
- Biological testing laboratories
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Personal trainer
- University professor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 81 units of major requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a BIO prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements. Contact Biology Advisement for information about liberal studies courses that are recommended for this major.
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Mathematics Required||MAT 125|
|Progression Plan||View Progression Plan|
- Take the following 81 units:
Select 9 additional units of exercise science electives, of which at least three must be upper division, from the following list (9 units):
- AT 200
- BIO 205, BIO 205L, BIO 320, BIO 331, BIO 340, BIO 343, BIO 344, BIO 350, BIO 360, BIO 408*, BIO 416, BIO 420C (when not used as a capstone), BIO 424, BIO 444C, BIO 484, BIO 485, BIO 497
- (CHM 320 and CHM 320L) or CHM 440
- MAT 136 (may not be used for both the math requirement and a major elective)
- ME 340
- PHI 332
- PSY 227, PSY 240, PSY 250, PSY 350, PSY 415
- SOC 318
- STA 371
- Select 9 additional units of exercise science electives, of which at least three must be upper division, from the following list (9 units):
Please note that many of the following major requirements also satisfy Liberal Studies requirements, and 18 units of qualifying chemistry satisfy the requirements for the Chemistry Minor.
- Basic chemistry sequence: CHM 151, CHM 151L, CHM 152, CHM 152L (9 units)
- Organic chemistry course: CHM 230 or CHM 235 (3-4 units)
- Biochemistry course: CHM 360 or CHM 461 (3 units)
- Math combination: MAT 125 and (STA 270 or PSY 230) (7-8 units)
- Physics sequence: (PHY 111 and PHY 112) or (PHY 161, PHY 262, and PHY 262L) (8 units)
You must attain a grade of "C" or better in CHM 151, CHM 151L, CHM 152, CHM 152L; BIO 192, BIO 201, BIO 201L, BIO 202, BIO 202L, BIO 334, BIO 338, BIO 338L; PHY 111, PHY 161, MAT 125; ENG 105.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.