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Course Requirements

Students are required to maintain minimum standards for the university and for the major throughout the program. For students to progress through the curriculum, they must earn a grade of C or higher in each course in the major and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science.

Students are also required to follow the proper course sequence and meet all prerequisites prior to completing the succeeding courses in the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to be completed in four academic years, however, students with limited schedules should anticipate additional time to complete the major.

Applied Exercise Science Major Requirements69–73 units
Applied Exercise Science Foundation29–33 units
AES 102
Foundations of Athletic Training and Applied Exercise Science
2
AES 290
Human Movement Science
3
AES 242
Fundamental Principles of Fitness
2
AT 160
Acute Care of Injury and Illness (F, S)
2
AT 220
Risk Management for the Physically Active (F, S)
3
BUSI 110
Business and Entrepreneurship
3
PE 1XX
Any Fitness for Life Course+/^
1
PE 240
Health Education (F, S)+/^
2
PSYC 110
General Psychology*
3
Select one of the following:
BIOL 101
Fundamentals of Biology*
4
BIOL 151
General Biology I*
4
Select one of the following:
BIOL 115
Anatomy and Physiology
4
- or -
BIOL 250
Human Anatomy
4
- and -
BIOL 251
Human Physiology
4
Applied Exercise Science Core40 units
Student must apply to the program and get approval from the program director prior to beginning any course in the Applied Exercise Science Core.
AES 360
Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Science
2
AES 363
Physiology of Exercise
4
AES 372
Corrective Exercise Strategies
2
AES 472
Concepts of Performance Enhancement
3
AES 473
Fitness and Exercise Prescription
3
AES 475
Current Topics in Exercise Science
2
AES 478
Senior Preparation in Applied Exercise Science
2
AES 495
Internship in Exercise Science^^
2, 4
AT 355
Medical Conditions and Disabilities (S)
2
AT 469
Health Care Administration (S)
3
AT 490
Research Methods (F)**
4
PE 366
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 330
Sports Psychology
3
PSYC 485
Stress and Coping
3
Recommended Courses (Allied Health)
CHEM 151
General Chemistry
4
CHEM 152
General Chemistry II
4
PHYC 151
Physics for Life Sciences I
4
PHYC 152
Physics for Life Sciences II
4
PSYC 299
Applied Statistics (not live)
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
+Meets a University Skills requirement.
^Both should be taken concurrently.
^^Enrollment in AES 495 may be for 2 or 4 units at a time; 4 units are required for the major.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Additional Information

Applied Exercise Science (AES) students are required to maintain CPR certification throughout the major after the completion of the initial course training. Students are also responsible for the transportation costs associated with required internship experiences in the AES major and are subject to other policies and procedures related to the AES major as determined by the program director and the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.