The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Health and Exercise Science is designed
to train students who plan to work in the health, fitness and sport fields or to prepare students for graduate studies in Health and Exercise Science or related fields. The undergraduate program consists of a single core curriculum emphasizing applied science and professional preparation in combination with an elective block sufficiently broad to allow students to develop strong preparation in an area of personal interest related to health and exercise. A minor in Health and Exercise Science also available at the undergraduate level for non-HES majors.
Students interested in entering the HES undergraduate degree program must apply for matriculation into the upper division HES core curriculum. Approximately fifty (50) students will be accepted into the HES undergraduate degree program each Fall and Spring semester. The application deadlines are September 30 for Spring admission and January 30 for Fall admission. Final admission to HES is a competitive process that is based on the following criteria: 1) prerequisite course GPA, and 2) combined retention GPA.
Students will be selected for admission from a pool of applicants who have completed all prerequisite coursework, have both prerequisite and combined retention GPA of 2.75 or higher, and have submitted all required HES application materials. Please note that due to limited resources for this program not all students with the minimum 2.75 GPA are admitted. Depending on the number of applicants and their GPA distributions, the minimum GPA required for consideration may not be competitive and does not guarantee admission.
- HES Application (PDF) (Word)
- Suggested Pre-HES Course Sequence (PDF) (Word)
Deferred Admission Information
Students who are enrolled in the last of their HES required prerequisite coursework at the time of application may apply for Deferred admission. The Deferred applicant will be admitted to the HES major upon completion of the semester if all of the outstanding HES prerequisite coursework is successfully completed with the grade of 'C' or better and if the applicants GPA is within the admissible acceptance range of that application period. Below is the complete list of the HES prerequisite courses required for admission:
CHEM 1315 – General Chemistry
COMM 1113 – Principles of Communication or 2613 or 3483 or equivalent
ENGL 1113 – Composition I
ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213 – Composition II
HES 2131 – Introduction to HES
HES 2823 – Introduction to Nutrition
HES 2913 – Personal Health
MATH 1503 – Introduction to Elementary Functions or higher math course
PSY 1113 – Elements of Psychology
SOC 1113 – Introduction to Sociology
ZOO 1114 – Introduction to ZOO
ZOO 1121 – Introduction to ZOO Lab
ZOO 2124 – Human Physiology
ZOO 2255/2234 – Human Anatomy/Introduction to Human Anatomy