Bachelor of Science in Health,
Exercise Science Track
The Department of Clinical and Applied Movement
Sciences offers an Exercise Science concentration. This concentration
culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.) degree.
Of major concern to society is the health and
well-being of its citizens. Exercise Scientists are health care professionals
that utilize knowledge of the human body’s adaptive responses to exercise to
address an individual’s health, fitness, or performance goals.
Exercise Science students who wish to continue
their academic studies will benefit from a well-rounded curriculum designed to
prepare students for admission into graduate programs in Exercise Physiology or
other Health Care professions. Exercise Science curriculum provides a strong
foundation for students interested in an advanced degree in one of
the Graduate Health Professions such as: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT),
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of
Chiropractic (DC), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physician's Assistant (PA),
Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO), Sports Psychology, and Pharmacy.
Exercise Science students who seek employment
after receiving the undergraduate degree are successful in 4 distinct areas of
Exercise Physiology: health care based positions that incorporate exercise
testing, prescription, and supervision for a wide spectrum of patients
such as cardiac rehabilitation, elderly care, and weight management.
and Fitness: develop and implement community or corporate wellness
programs, wellness coach, and health and fitness programming.
Performance: strength and conditioning coach, performance coach, and
athletic exercise testing.
Related fields: medical supply reps (pacemakers, artificial joints,
medical instruments) and pharmaceutical representatives.
The B.S.H. Exercise Science Program is
accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs and the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.
The 2016-2017 retention
rate within the Program was 95%.
Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise Science Track includes an internship component, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired. Please see the UNF State Authorization Status website for more information and updates. State Authorization of Distance Education is a complex and dynamic environment. Prospective students should check this site often for updates: http://www.unf.edu/distancelearning/about/StateAuthorization.aspx.
Program of Study
Major: Health Science
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Health
Concentration: Exercise Science
Prerequisites (27 credits)
All prerequisites must be completed with a grade
of "C" or higher. For additional admission requirements, visit the Exercise Science
MAC1105 (GM) College Algebra (3 Credits)
MACX147 and MACX311 are acceptable substitutes for MAC1105. P (passing) grade
from Credit by exam (AP, CLEP) is acceptable for the minimum B grade
requirement. Please see your advisor to reflect the approval on degree
BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4
PETX322/X322L, APKX100C, and BSCX093/ X093L are acceptable substitutes for
BSC2085C. To take BSC2085C at UNF, the Biology department requires a grade of B
or higher in BSC1010C.
BSC2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4
PETX323/X323L, APKX105/X105L, and BSCX094/X094L are acceptable substitutes for
BSC2086C. To take BSC2086C at UNF, the Biology department requires a grade of B
or better in BSC2085C.
CHEMISTRY General Chemistry I with Lab
CHMX030 are acceptable substitutes for General Chemistry I with lab
STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3
STAX023, STAX030 and
MACX147 are acceptable substitutes for STA2023.
PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
HUN2201 Basic Prin Human Nutrition (3 Credits)
HUNX201, HUNX577 and
HSCX100 are acceptable substitutes for HUN2201.
SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
SPCX600 and AEEX030c are
acceptable substitutes for SPC2608.
Major Requirements (53 credits)
All Major, Elective, and Foreign Language
requirements must be completed prior to internship. Any exceptions must have
Program Director's approval. A minimum 2.0 UNF GPA is required prior to
internship. Refer to course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.
The Exercise Science program sequencing schedule is available online on the
course sequencing page
Honors in the major is available for those interested in pursuing
research at graduate level after BSH graduation. See program director for more
HSC4612 Exercise Physio For Health Sci (3
prerequisites: BSC2085C & BSC2086C
HSC4615L Lab Meth Ex Phys Hlth Sci (1 Credit)
PET3768C Exercise Instruction (3 Credits)
ATR4610 Research Sports Med (3 Credits)
HSC4549 Adv Exercise Physiology (3 Credits)
APK4125 Exercise Prescription (3 Credits)
PET4550 Physical Fitness Assessment (1 Credit)
PET3325 Functional Anatomy/Kinesiology (3
PET4627 Human Injury Prevention (3 Credits)
HSC3553 Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
PET3771C Business/Pract in Ex Phys (3 Credits)
PET3080 Physical Activity Epidemiology (3
HUN4414 Nutrition Phys Act and Health (3
APK4120C Clinical Exercise Physiology (3
HSC4615L, & PET3080
APK4941 Exercise Physiology Practice (3 Credits)
PEP4135 Princ Strength/Conditioning (3 Credits)
PET4943 Pre Internship Ex Sci (3 Credits)
Must be completed in the semester immediately preceding PET4942 -
APK4912 Directed Independent Study - Honors in ES Research may
substitute for Pre-Internship.
PET4942 Internship in Exercise Science (6
Must be completed in the last academic semester of enrollment.
APK4971 Directed Independent Study - Honors in ES Thesis may substitute
Free Electives (7 credits)
Major Electives must be completed with a grade
of "C" or higher.
If you are considering a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), consider
taking prerequisites required for the DPT program.
Hours previously used to meet any program requirements cannot be applied
to this Elective area. Students must have a minimum of 120 total hours to
ELECTIVES Select 7 hours (1000-4000) Level