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Exercise Sciences

Western Kentucky University

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
27144 USD/year
26496 USD/year
10802 USD/year
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About

The primary mission of the Exercise Sciences program at Western Kentucky University is to offer high quality  courses, instruction, and practical experiences leading to baccalaureate degree in Exercise Science.

Overview

Exercise Sciences provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences concentrating on the applied science of human performance and physical activity. Our graduates are highly successful in pursuing graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, and athletic training, as well as other health, physical activity, research, and rehabilitative professions. Upon completion of the Exercise Science Program, our students are qualified to work in entry level cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, and more!

The Exercise Science program consists of 120 hours, 55 of which are from required courses in the major, 38-39 of which are from the university’s colonnade requirements, and 26-27 of which are from pre-professional prerequisites, electives, or minor courses. Areas of study include human nutrition, exercise physiology, applied exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, clinical exercise physiology, basic athletic training, strength & conditioning, measurement & evaluation, and exercise testing & prescription. Practicum and internship experiences are also requirements for this degree.

Mission

Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Basic Athletic Training 
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • Applied Exercise Physiology 
  • Exercise Testing & Prescription-class/lab
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology-class/lab
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning 
  • Biomechanics-class/lab
  • Exercise and Aging
  • Internship-300 work hours
  • Capstone research Experience 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • Minimum academic requirements: Freshmen: 2.5 GPA / Transfer:* 2.0 GPA
  • English proficiency requirements
  • DuoLingo - 100 DET for one-semester Pathway program; 90 DET for two-semester Pathway program
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Financial Evidence of Support must be provided to obtain an I-20
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13572 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5401 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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