Exercise, Sport, and Health Sciences (B.S.E.S.H.S.)

Exercise Science & Health majors must maintain a UI cumulative GPA of 2.30 or better in order to enroll in 300-level or higher Movement Science sequence coursework. In addition, Exercise Science & Health majors must have a UI cumulative GPA of 2.30 or greater to graduate. Acceptance into the Teacher Education program for the Physical Education Track requires a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), the Department of Movement Sciences core course MVSC 201, and the following:

Major Requirements 

BIOL 120Human Anatomy4
BIOL 121Human Physiology4
COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
FCS 205Concepts in Human Nutrition3
H&S 245Introduction to Athletic Injuries3
H&S 451Psychosocial Determinants of Health3
PEP 100Introduction to Exercise Science & Health1
PEP 300Applied Human Anatomy and Biomechanics3
PEP 360Motor Behavior3
PEP 418Physiology of Exercise2
PEP 418LPhysiology of Exercise Laboratory1
PEP 455Design & Analysis of Research in Movement Sciences3
PEP 493Fitness Assessment and Prescription3
Emphases
Select one of the following emphases:27-49
Total Hours62-84

Community Health Education and Promotion Emphasis

FCS 486Nutrition in the Life Cycle3
H&S 301Peer Health Education2
H&S 328Community Health: Theory, Systems, and Practice3
H&S 423School Health Education Methods and Administration3
H&S 450Critical Health Issues3
H&S 490Health Promotion3
H&S 498Internship1-9
MVSC 445Internship Preparation and Professional Development1
MVSC 486Healthy Active Lifestyle Assessment and Intervention3
PEP 495
495
Practicum
and Practicum (Two at 1 credit each)
2
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
Total Hours27-35

Fitness, Health, and Human Performance Emphasis

H&S 288First Aid: Emergency Response2
H&S 450Critical Health Issues3
H&S 490Health Promotion3
or PEP 305 Applied Sports Psychology
MVSC 445Internship Preparation and Professional Development1
PEP 495
495
Practicum
and Practicum (Two at 1 credit each)
2
PEP 498Internship in Exercise Science & Health9
Select 4 credits of PE Activity/Skill Classes (see advisor for selection).4
Select one of the following:3
Persuasive Writing
Personal & Exploratory Writing
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Select one of the following:1
Skill and Analysis of Striking and Net/Wall Activities
Skill and Analysis of Target and Invasion Activities
Skill and Analysis of Recreation and Outdoor Activities
Total Hours28

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis

CHEM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 111LPrinciples of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 112Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 112LPrinciples of Chemistry II Laboratory1
H&S 450Critical Health Issues3
MVSC 445Internship Preparation and Professional Development1
PEP 495
495
Practicum
and Practicum (Two at 1 credit each)
2
PEP 498Internship in Exercise Science & Health (Summer preferred)9
PHYS 111General Physics I3
PHYS 111LGeneral Physics I Lab1
PHYS 112General Physics II3
PHYS 112LGeneral Physics II Lab1
PSYC 305Developmental Psychology3
or PSYC 311 Abnormal Psychology
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
Select 3 credits of PE Activity/Skill Classes (see advisor for selection).3
Select one of the following:1
Skill and Analysis of Striking and Net/Wall Activities
Skill and Analysis of Target and Invasion Activities
Skill and Analysis of Recreation and Outdoor Activities
Total Hours42

Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis

AT 506Clinical Anatomy I3
AT 507Care and Prevention of Injuries and Illnesses3
AT 508Evaluation and Diagnosis of Injuries and Illnesses I4
AT 509Principles of Rehabilitation3
AT 510Therapeutic Modalities2
AT 511Ethics and Administration in Athletic Training3
AT 512Research Methods & Statistics I3
AT 520Clinical Education I2
AT 521Clinical Experience I4
AT 587Prevention and Health Promotion in Athletic Training3
H&S 288First Aid: Emergency Response (Or current Emergency Response or First Aid/CPR certification.)2
PEP 171Athletic Training Clinical Experience I - Observation1
PEP 495Practicum1
Total Hours34

Physical Education Teacher Certification Emphasis

EDCI 201Contexts of Education3
EDCI 301Lrng, Dvlpmnt, & Assessment3
EDCI 401Internship Seminar1
EDCI 463Literacy Methods for Content Learning3
H&S 288First Aid: Emergency Response2
MVSC 486Healthy Active Lifestyle Assessment and Intervention3
PEP 412Elementary Methods in Physical Activity Pedagogy3
PEP 413Foundations and Assessment in Physical Activity Pedagogy3
PEP 421Secondary Methods in Physical Activity Pedagogy3
PEP 424Inclusive Physical Education and Recreation3
PEP 484Internship in Physical Education Teaching (14 credits required)14
Select one of the following:3
Persuasive Writing
Personal & Exploratory Writing
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Select 5 credits from the following:5
Water-Based Sports & Fit Act
Movement Fundamentals
Skill and Analysis of Striking and Net/Wall Activities
Skill and Analysis of Target and Invasion Activities
Skill and Analysis of Recreation and Outdoor Activities
Total Hours49

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

Additional Requirements for Health Certification

H&S 423School Health Education Methods and Administration3
H&S 450Critical Health Issues3
FCS 240Intimate Relationships3
or PSYC 330 Human Sexuality
Total Hours9