Exercise Science, Comprehensive Major
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements 3|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Liberal Education Core
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experiences|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
College Degree Requirements
Specific Degree Requirements
Specific requirements for some human science degrees are published in conjunction with the Catalog description of the major leading to the degree, with specific courses required in several Liberal Education outcomes.
Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Education and Human Sciences
Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science from a human sciences department must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.(see University Graduation Requirements)
Placement Tests. The mathematics/foreign language placement tests are given during the orientation periods for new freshmen and transfers. Further information about the foreign language or the mathematics tests is available from the chair of the appropriate department.
Laboratory Science Courses. The following have been designated as fulfilling the requirements for laboratory science courses in the human sciences departments:
University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.
Human Sciences Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All degree candidates must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 or higher in both the major and the second program if one is required. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the second program are computed similarly.
Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. Each candidate for a baccalaureate degree must present one of the following:
- Comprehensive major (at least 59-60 credits)
- Standard major (at least 36 credits) plus one of the following:
- Another standard major (at least 36 credits), or
- A minor (at least 24 credits), or
- A certificate (12-18 credits)
No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major or with two majors of 36 credits each.
Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.
Admission to Exercise Science, Comprehensive Major
Graduates of the B.S. in Exercise Science program will pursue coursework in exercise physiology and biomechanics; motor development; exercise prescription and assessment; strength and conditioning; social and behavioral science; anatomy; and in basic sciences among other areas. This overall preparation will allow graduates from this program to seek careers in community health promotion and education, worksite wellness, recreation, personal training, group exercise instruction, and sport science. The major is also rigorous enough to prepare students for advanced degrees in professional or graduate programs related to this field of study. Formal admission to the Exercise Science Major is typically made during the second year (either Fall or Spring) of attendance following the successful completion of KINS 304, KINS 308, and KINS 309. This will allow students to begin further coursework in the Exercise Science core in the subsequent semester.
The Exercise Sciences Program Committee will screen students for admission to the program. At the time of admission, students must:
2. Demonstrated an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all other university coursework.
Students who are not admitted into the upper sequence of courses (KINS 312, KINS 357, KINS 476 and KINS 498) within the Exercise Science Major may seek admission the following or subsequent semesters provided all admission criteria are met. Those students who choose to reapply for admission are reminded that the program is a two-year course of study once admitted, which could delay their graduation up to one year.
Once admitted into the Exercise Science Major, the student must meet the following criteria to remain in the program:
1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all university coursework.
2. Continue to display appropriate dispositions regarding professional development, as outlined in the Policy for Disposition Intervention, Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Science.
To graduate from this program a student must achieve a 2.5 or higher total GPA.
Transfer students must meet all application requirements prior to application to the program. KINS 309 must be taken on campus. Transfer students who are interested in the Exercise Science Major should inform the Admissions Office upon application for admission to the University and contact the program director.
Core Requirements for All Kinesiology Majors
(Except Athletic Training Code 995-060)
|KINS 294||Anatomical Kinesiology||3|
|KINS 304||Biomechanical Kinesiology||3|
|KINS 308||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 426||Motor Development Across the Lifespan||3|
Exercise Science Major
|Exercise Science Core Courses (21 credits)|
|BIOL 196||Human Nutrition||3|
|KINS 309||Introduction to Exercise Science||3|
|KINS 312||Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity||3|
|KINS 357||Essentials of Strength and Conditioning||3|
|KINS 476||Senior Seminar||3|
|KINS 498||Exercise Science Internship||6|
|Exercise Science Secondary Area (27 credits from this list)|
|General Chemistry I|
| General Chemistry I Lecture|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|Communication Changes and Disorders of the Older Adult|
|Introduction to Environmental Health|
|Global Environmental and Public Health|
|Introduction to Public Health|
|Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging|
|Orientation to Kinesiology|
|Prevention and Care of Athletic/Exercise Injuries|
|Introduction to Physical Education|
|Management and Coaching Theory|
|Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Invasion Games|
|Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Adventure Activities|
|Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Rhythms and Dance|
|Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Fitness Concepts|
|Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Net Games|
|Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity|
|Introduction to School Health Education and Current Health Issues|
|Exercise Science Apprenticeship|
|Cancer Recovery and Fitness Lab|
|Cancer Recovery and Fitness Seminar|
|Applied Nutrition in Kinesiology|
|The Language of Health Care|
|Pharmacotherapeutics and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals|
|Ethics of Health Care|
|Psychology of Adulthood and Aging|
|Introduction to Behavior Modification|
|Required LE courses not counted toward major:|
|K1 (Natural Sciences)|
|BIOL 151||Biology of Humans||4|
|PHYS 100||Physical Science||4|
|or PHYS 211||General Physics|
|S1 (Written and Oral Communication)|
|WRIT 114||Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing||5|
|or WRIT 116||Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing|
|or WRIT 118||Accelerated Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing|
|or WRIT 120||Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing for Transfer Students|
|MATH 246||Elementary Statistics||4|
Note: The Service-Learning graduation requirement is met by the completion of required course work within this major.
NOTE: No degree credit may be earned under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option in any course presented for completion of a major or minor in Athletic Training or Kinesiology unless Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory is the only grading option available for a course.
NOTE: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and complete all Exercise Science core courses with a C or above.