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Exercise Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rock Hill, SC, United States
Exercise science is the study of movement and of the responses and adaptations to movement. The field involves disciplines ranging from the study of how organ systems work at the cellular level to the biomechanical efficiency of work. 
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Overview

The exercise science degree program is housed in the Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance and requires 126 semester hours of coursework, including a 12-credit hour full-time internship. Coursework includes nutrition, diet and weight control, exercise testing and prescription, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, strength and conditioning, health promotion, and physical activity among aging populations. Students planning for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or physician assistant can select required pre-requisite classes such as chemistry, physics or psychology to fulfill entry requirements. The curriculum is designed to allow students to tailor course selections to meet career goals in exercise science or to fulfill requirements of graduate education in allied health disciplines.

The exercise scientist must understand the basis of exercise induced physiological responses; consequently, the degree program is rigorous, based on scientific theory and research. Graduates will be leaders in promotion and maintenance of health, activity, and fitness in the workplace or enroll in graduate professional programs in exercise science, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.

The principal goal of the Exercise Science (EXSC) Program is to provide students with sound academic preparation in the science of human movement. Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) related to the theoretical and practical components of exercise science theory and practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Weight Control Through Diet & Exercise; Fitness for Life
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology I & lab4
  • Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity
  • Strength & Conditioning3Exercise Testing & Prescription/lab4
  • Exercise Physiology II and Lab
  • Admin of Sport and Phys Ed Programs
  • Physical Activity for Special & Aging Populations
  • Personal & Community Health
  • Exercise & Health Promotion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates.
  • All undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a foreign credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation.
  • Official and original results of any standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations.
  • A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must accompany the application.
  • A clear photocopy of identity page of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14743 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14743 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7615 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7615 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rock Hill

  • 1024 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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