Exercise Physiology (B.S.)

Dear Pre-Exercise Physiology Major: This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guidelines to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not). The courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. The Exercise Physiology program accepts students during fall and spring semesters.

Exercise Physiology is a discipline that includes clinical experience physiology and applied exercise physiology. Applied Exercise Physiologists manage programs to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for apparently healthy individuals and individuals with controlled disease (CAAHEP). Exercise physiologist in medical services develop, implement, and coordinate exercise programs and administer medical test under a physician’s supervision, to promote physical fitness. Exercise physiologist also observe participants during exercise for signs of stress. They also teach behavior modification classes like stress management, weight control and other similar subjects (US Department of Labor).

Students who complete the major in Exercise Physiology will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology curriculum is based upon the desired educational content and outcomes recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine. All Exercise Physiology majors complete the general Exercise Physiology sequence and a common sixty-hour sequence of major courses.

A Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology offers multiple career opportunities such as: Hospital Cardiopulmonary & Cancer Rehabilitation programs, Hospital Wellness & Fitness Center, Corporate Wellness & Fitness Program, Community Health Educator, Physician’s Office (Stress Testing), Pharmaceutical Sales, Medical Equipment Sales, Personal Trainer, Athletic Strength & Conditioning Coach, YMCA Fitness Director, Secondary School Teacher (Science, Health/PE), and Department of Defense/Civil Service/Military. There are also multiple graduate school opportunities such as Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Direct-Entry Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractic, Medical or Osteopathic School and Public Health.

Office Location: Health Science and Business Administration Room 4053
Mapping Coordinator: Marci Marshall
E-mail: mngarner@valdosta.edu

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1111 or 1101 3
BIOL 1030/1040L or 1010/1020L 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
PERS 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
PSYC 1101 3
CHEM 1151 K or 1211/1211L 4
PERS 2
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Completion of Georgia Constitution and Georgia History Requirement

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
SOCI 1101 3
BIO 2651 4
AREA D ELECTIVE 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
ACED 2400 or CS 1000 3
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
MATH 2620 3
4
Total hours 17

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Apply to the Exercise Physiology program during term 4 of year 2 to begin the Exercise Physiology program during term 5 of year 3.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
HSEP 3020 3
HSEP 3360 3
HSEP 3420 3
HSEP 3430 3
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
HSEP 3010 3
HSEP 3410 3
HSEP 4070 3
HSEP 4080 3
Total hours 12

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
HSEP 3011 3
HSEP 3050 3
HSEP 3200 3
HSEP 4210 3
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
HSEP 3650 3
HSEP 4040 3
HSEP 4130 3
HSEP 4510 3
Total hours 12
Summer Hrs.
HSEP 4550 (internship) 12
Total hours 12

Schedules with Summer Marticulation

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
BIOL 1010/1020L or 1030 or 1040L 4
MATH 1111 3
PERS XXXX 2
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
CHEM 1151K or 1211/1211L 4
PERS XXXX 2
MATH 2620 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 15
Summer Hrs.
SOCI 1101 3
ENGL 2111 3
Total hours 6

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
BIOL 2651 4
POLS 1101 3
ACED 2400 or CS 1000 3
AREA D ELECTIVE 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
PSYC 1101 3
AREA F MATH/SCIENCE ELECTIVE 4
Total hours 0

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Constitution requirement. Apply to the Exercise Physiology program during term 2 in year 2 to begin the Exercise Physiology program during term 1 of year 3.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
HSEP 3020 3
HSEP 3360 3
HSEP 3420 3
HSEP 3430 3
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
HSEP 3010 3
HSEP 3410 3
HSEP 4070 3
HSEP 4080 3
Total hours 12

Milestones: Earn a C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
HSEP 3011 3
HSEP 3050 3
HSEP 3200 3
HSEP 4210 3
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
HSEP 3650 3
HSEP 4040 3
HSEP 4130 3
HSEP 4510 3
Total hours 12
Summer Hrs.
HSEP 4550(internship) 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Apply for graduation during term 1 in year 4. Earn a C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Complete the Exercise Physiology Internship.