Exercise Science (B.A.)

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Exercise Science Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Mathematics and Science Department’s exercise science degree is a degree that can stand alone, or it will serve as a pre-program for those continuing on to athletic training, kinesiology, or other exercise-related programs. The degree was designed for students not only interested in sport and exercise, but also for those called by the Lord to go into athletics as a ministry.

The exercise science degree program in Minnesota includes rigorous coursework in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, physics and math to develop excellence in academics from a Christian worldview. In addition, numerous health, wellness and exercise courses are included, as well as field experience.

Exercise Science Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 30 Credits

Major Core

IV. Electives - 2-17 Credits

  • 300-400 Electives 3 Credits
  • Electives 14 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits

 1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

Recommended BIB/THE Electives:

Recommended Social Science Elective:

Recommended General Elective:

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Exercise Science Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 14 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 17 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Exercise Science major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15-16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15-16 Credits

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