20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020
15. DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
15.2. Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
The Exercise Science program is committed to serving all qualified students in a culturally diverse population through introducing the skills to improve fitness and wellness in the community.
With the expansion of professions in sports, fitness and activity related to health care, Exercise Science is widely recognized as a degree program that can be used as a foundational Bachelor’s degree for acquiring health profession certifications and degrees. Graduating with a degree in Exercise Science opens the door to a broad range of opportunities for careers including personal training and/or strength and conditioning, athletic training, exercise testing technician for cardiac rehabilitation patients, wellness program director, exercise-based research, coaching and other health care-related field vocations
The Exercise Science program is committed to serving all qualified students in a culturally diverse population through introducing the skills to improve fitness and wellness in the community. Exercise Science is now being widely recognized as a degree program that can be used as a foundational bachelor's degree for acquiring health profession certifications and degrees. Someone graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, and possibly pursuing other post-graduate certification, would have a broad range of career choices including but not limited to: fitness / strength training, athletic training, physical therapy, medicine and other healthcare-related field careers. Students are prepared to sit for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Certification and the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification.
Each of the following requirements must be fulfilled prior to program admission:
· Completion of two semesters of study with 24 or more hours toward graduation (developmental courses do not count).
· The student has successfully completed (C or better): 1) ENG 1113 English Composition I, 2) ENG 1213 English Composition II, 3) BIO 1114 Human Biology, 4) MTH 1513 College Algebra, and 5) CHM 1364 or BIO 2134.
Entrance Requirements for Exercise Science
The Exercise Science Program requires students meet the following threshold criteria for program admission: completion of two semesters of study with 24 or more hours toward graduation, completion of two of three science courses with a "C" or better (BIO 1114, BIO 2134, and/or CHM 1364), and a 2.25 composite GPA. After successful completion of these criteria, students will be transferred into the ESE program in which the program coordinator will serve as their advisor.
A minimum of 124 credit hours and 2.25 GPA are required to graduate. All ‘Degree Requirement’ courses, ‘Program Electives’ courses, as well as ENG 1113, ENG 1213, BIO 1513, MTH 1513, and CHM 1363 or BIO 2134 must have a grade of C or better.
Division of Professional Studies
3 ENG 1213 English Composition II
4 CHM 1364 Chemistry
3 LIT or COM 1113 Guided Elective Course
3 SPC 1713 Speaking and Thinking Critically
4 ESE 3114 Exercise Physiology I
4 BIO 2134 Anatomy and Physiology II
3 LOGIC 3213
3 RME 2313 Sociology of Sports& Recreation
2 PED 2002 Educational Technology
4 BIO 2324 Microbiology
4 ESE 3124 Physiology II
3 ESE 3403 Care & Prevention of Injuries
3 AES Aesthetics & Social Sciences
1 HPE Sport Elective
3 ESE 3513 Kinesiology
3 ESE 3603 Strength & Conditioning Pre.
3 ESE 4113 Sports Law
3 ESE 3703 Personal Train. Certificate Prep.
3 ART Art Elective
3 ESE 4213 Fitness Assessment & Ex. Prescription
3 RME 3403 Org. & Adm. Of Sports Management
3 ESE Capstone Project ( ESE seniors only)
4 ESE 4994 Internship (ESE seniors only)
**A minimum of 124 credit hours and 2.25 GPA are required to graduate. All ‘Degree Requirement’ courses as well as ENG 1113, ENG 1213, BIO 1513, and MTH 1513, must have a grade of C or better.**