The exercise science curriculum gives students a foundation in the anatomical and physiological aspects of exercise and sport through introductory and advanced courses in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics. The interdisciplinary aspects of human functioning are reflected by required and elective coursework in the behavioral and nutritional sciences, sports management, and sociology. In addition, the general education courses at Fontbonne University provide a liberal arts focus to the four-year experience which includes ethical considerations in health care and sports program policy, problem solving and critical thinking. Internship and/or research rounds out the curriculum with at least three credits of experiential learning required. However, in light of the ‘hands on’ nature of the field of exercise science, up to ten credit are allowed, which give students valuable training in the techniques employed.
Students seeking an exercise science degree must maintain a 2.3 cumulative GPA in their science and math courses (see “Required Courses in the Major”, below). Should a student’s Science/Math cumulative GPA fall below 2.3 in any given semester, he or she will have one year to raise their Science/Math GPA to this level or be required to change majors. For transfer students, the grade attained on any transferred courses will be calculated into their Science/Math cumulative GPA for this purpose.
General Education Requirements
The following specific general education courses are required for the exercise science major. All other general education courses are unspecified.
BIO 134 Cell Biology with Lab (4 credits)
CHM 106 General Chemistry I with Lab (4 credits)
MTH 125 Biostatistics OR
PSY 320 Statistics for Scientists (3 credits)
SOC 100 Survey of Sociology (3 credits)