Study exercise science at BHSU in Spearfish, SD.

The Exercise Science program at BHSU is a composite major that prepares students for work in health and exercise related fields. Students work with professor who have outstanding expertise and experience.

Graduates of the program are prepared to enter the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, chiropractor, personal trainer, strength coach or athletic training. Many go into graduate programs to become highly specialized.

Why earn your Exercise Science degree at BHSU?

  • Prepare to play an integral role in the future health of our society
  • Study in the state-of-the-art Young Sports and Fitness Center at BHSU
  • Become involved in a variety of professional organizations that support the profession

Exercise Science Major Course Requirements

Required Core - 41 credit hours
 

  • 3 EXS 130 - Basic Medical Terminology
  • 4 EXS 350 - Exercise Physiology and 350 Lab
  • 3 EXS 353 - Kinesiology
  • 3 EXS 454 - Biomechanics
  • 5 EXS 494 - Exercise Science Internship
  • 1 HLTH 251 - First Aid and CPR
  • 3 HLTH 422 - Nutrition  
  • 3 HLTH 425 - Excercise Programming for Special Populations & 425L Lab
  • 3 HLTH 370 - Stress Management
  • 1  PE 101- Exercise Science Major
  • 3 PE 280 - Fitness Assessment & 280L Lab
  • 4 PE 250 - Human Anatomy & Physiology & 250L Lab
  • 3 PE 354 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries & 354L Lab
  • 3 PE 462 - Exercise Leadership
  • 3 PE 482 - Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning

Select One Specialization

Management Specialization - 15 credit hours

  • 3 BADM 334 - Small Business Management
  • 3 BADM 336 - Entrepreneurship I
  • 3 BADM 370 - Marketing
  • 3 BADM 438 - Entrepreneurship II
  • or
  • 3 BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • OE 376 - Technology Integration

Science Specialization - 15 credit hours

  • 3 MATH 281 - Introduction to Statistics
  • 3 PE 454 - Biomechanics
  • 4 BIOL 101/L - Biology Survey I & Lab & 4 BIOL 103/L - Biology Survey II & Lab
    OR
    4 BIOL 151/L - General Biology I & Lab and 4 BIOL 153/L - General Biology II & Lab
  • 4 CHEM 112/L - General Chemistry I & Lab
    OR
    4 CHEM 106/L - Chemistry Survey & Lab

Gen Ed Requirements

  • ENGL 101 Composition I
  • ENGL 201 Composition II
  • MATH Gen Ed - Mathematics
  • SPCM Speech 101, 215, or 222
  • Gen Ed - Social Science
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from: AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/25