Major: Exercise Science
Degree Type: B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|Exercise Science Requirements|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S) *
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S) *
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
|CSCI 114||Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)||3 or 4|
|or CSCI 116||Business Use of Computers|
|HNES 170||Introduction to Exercise Science *||2|
|HNES 250||Nutrition Science (May satisfy general education category W)||3|
|HNES 368||Biomechanics of Exercise||3|
|HNES 370||Exercise and Disease||3|
|HNES 371||Worksite Health Promotion||3|
|HNES 374||Methods in Resistance Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning||3|
|HNES 375||Research Methods and Design in Exercise Science||3|
|HNES 465||Physiology Of Exercise||3|
|HNES 466||Physiology Exercise Laboratory||1|
|HNES 472||Exercise Assessment and Prescription||3|
|HNES 475||Exercise Science Internship||12|
|HNES 476||Exercise Testing Laboratory||2|
|HNES 496||Field Experience||1|
|HNES 496||Field Experience||1|
|College Physics I|
and College Physics I Laboratory
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|PSYC 211||Introduction To Behavior Modification (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
Requires a grade of ‘B’ or better.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation. No more than two grades of ‘C’ and no grades of 'D' or 'F' may be used to satisfy Exercise Science major courses.
- With the exception of field experiences, seminar, and internship, courses under the Exercise Science requirements may not be taken Pass/Fail.
- Department Requirements:BIOL 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 220L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory, CHEM 121 General Chemistry I, PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology and PSYC 211 Introduction To Behavior Modification, and HNES 250 Nutrition Science are listed within the General Education categories of Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Wellness.