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Exercise and Sport Science (BS)

Hours - 58 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revised 8/27/2021
Holokai Category: Math & Sciences

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Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 36 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
BIOL 260/L Human Anatomy/Lab F, W 4.0
BIOL 261/L Human Physiology/Lab F, W 4.0 BIOL 112 strongly recommended
EXS 330 Principles of Exercise and Sports Science F, S 3.0
EXS 340 Motor Learning F, W 3.0
EXS 341 Biomechanics F, W 3.0 BIOL 260/L
EXS 344/L Physiology of Exercise/Lab W, S 4.0 BIOL 260/L, BIOL 261/L
EXS 365 Exercise Testing and Prescription F, S 3.0
EXS 399R Internship in Exercise and Sport Science F, W, S 3.0
EXS 493 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Science F 3.0 MATH 121
EXS 494 Student Research in Exercise and Sports Science W 3.0 EXS 493
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107 or MATH 110 or ACCT 186 (for ACCT majors only) or score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT

CPR/First Aid Certification Required (SSAC 265, SSAC 164, Red Cross/BYU–Hawaii Certification)


Biomedical Emphasis Requirements

Biomedical Emphasis - 22 Credits


*Students must take the minimum amount of credits (12) from the Biomedical Emphasis-Biomedical Science Core. The remaining credit hours (10) to make 22 credits can be taken from either the Biomedical Science Core or Biomedical Science Electives section combined.

Biomedical Science Core
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
BIOL 112/L Biology I - Cell and Molecular Biology/Lab F, W, S 4.0
CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I/Lab F, W 4.0 MATH 110 with a C- or better (MATH 110 can be a corequisite if MATH 101 was completed-see Advisor), or ACT math score 24+, or SAT math score 590+. High school chemistry or CHEM 101 highly recommended.
CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II/Lab W, S 4.0 CHEM 105/L w/C- or better
CHEM 351/L Organic Chemistry I/Lab F, W /F 4.0 CHEM 106/L w/C- or better, CHEM 201 (co- or prerequisite)
CHEM 352/L Organic Chemistry II/Lab F, W /W 4.0 CHEM 351/L w/C- or better
PSYC 111 General Psychology F, W, S 3.0
PHYS 105/L College Physics I/Lab F, S 4.0 MATH 110 w/C- or better or ACT Math score 22+ or SAT Math score 520+ and MATH 111 and Passing a comprehensive mathematics exam during first week of the semester. Sample math exam available in Canvas.
PHYS 106/L College Physics II/Lab F, W 4.0 PHYS 105 w/C- or better
EXS 300 Medical Terminology S 1.0

Biomedical Science Electives
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 230-247 Sport Fundamentals Variable 1.0 - 4.0
EXS 270 Sports Nutrition F, W 3.0
EXS 333 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning F, W 3.0
EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation W, S 3.0
EXS 349 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries S 3.0 BIOL 260/L, EXS 344/L
EXS 350 Medical and Wellness Tourism F, S 3.0
EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management W 3.0
EXS 369 Coaching Fundamentals F, W 3.0
EXS 370 Event Management Sport in Sport and Fitness F 3.0
EXS 409 Sports Psychology F, W 3.0 Junior or senior status
EXS 410 The Personal Trainer Certification W 2.0 EXS 344/L, 349, 365
EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health W, S 3.0
HLTH 115 Essentials of Nutrition Variable 3.0
HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Family F, W 3.0
HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse S 3.0
HLTH 369 Community Health F,W 3.0
BIOL 113 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology F, W, S 3.0


Health and Human Performance Emphasis Requirements

Health and Human Performance Emphasis - 22 Credits


*Students must take the minimum amount of credits (12) from the Health and Human Performance Emphasis-Health and Human Performance Core. The remaining credit hours (10) to make 22 credits can be taken from either the Health and Human Performance Core or Health and Human Performance Electives section combined.

Health and Human Performance Core
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 270 Sports Nutrition F, W 3.0
EXS 333 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning F, W 3.0
EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation W, S 3.0
EXS 409 Sports Psychology F, W 3.0 Junior or senior status
EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health W, S 3.0
HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Family F, W 3.0
HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse S 3.0
HLTH 369 Community Health F, W 3.0

Health and Human Performance Electives
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 230 - 247 Sport Fundamentals Variable 1.0 - 4.0
EXS 300 Medical Terminology S 1.0
EXS 349 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries S 3.0 BIOL 260/L EXS 344/L
EXS 350 Medical and Wellness Tourism F, S 3.0
EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management W 3.0
EXS 369 Coaching Fundamentals F, W 3.0
EXS 370 Event Management in Sport and Fitness F 3.0
EXS 410 The Personal Trainer Certification W 2.0 EXS 344/L , 349, 365
HLTH 115 Essentials of Nutrition Variable 3.0
BIOL 112/L Biology I - Cell and Molecular Biology/Lab F, W, S 4.0
BIOL 113 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology F, W, S 3.0
CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I/Lab F, W 4.0 MATH 110 with a C- or better (MATH 110 can be a corequisite if MATH 101 was completed-see advisor), or ACT Math score 24+, or SAT Math score 590+. High school chemistry or CHEM 101 highly recommended.
CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II/Lab W, S 4.0 CHEM 105/L w/C- or better
PSYC 111 General Psychology F, W, S 3.0


Sports and Wellness Management Emphasis Requirements

Sports and Wellness Management Emphasis — 22 Credits


*Students must take the minimum amount of credits (12) from the Sports and Wellness Management Emphasis-Sports and Wellness Management Core.The remaining credit hours (10) to make 22 credits can be taken from either the Sports and Wellness Management Core or Sports and Wellness Management Electives section combined.

Sports and Wellness Management Core
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 339 Measurement and Evaluation W, S 3.0
EXS 350 Medical and Wellness Tourism F, S 3.0
EXS 361 Corporate Wellness Management W 3.0
EXS 370 Event Management in Sport and Fitness F 3.0
EXS 420 Physical Activity in Public Health W, S 3.0

Sports and Wellness Management Electives
Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credits Hours Prerequisites
EXS 230 - 247 Sport Fundamentals Variable 1.0 - 4.0
EXS 270 Sports Nutrition F, W 3.0
EXS 300 Medical Terminology S 1.0
EXS 333 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning F, W 3.0
EXS 349 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries S 3.0 BIOL 260/L, EXS 344/L
EXS 369 Coaching Fundamentals F, W 3.0
EXS 409 Sports Psychology F, W 3.0 Junior or senior status
EXS 410 The Personal Trainer Certification W 2.0 EXS 344/L, 349, 365
HLTH 115 Essentials of Nutrition Variable 3.0
HLTH 135 Health in Marriage and Family F, W 3.0
HLTH 221 Substance Use and Abuse S 3.0
HLTH 369 Community Health F, W 3.0
BIOL 112/L Biology I - Cell and Molecular Biology/Lab F, W, S 4.0
BIOL 113 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology F, W, S 3.0
CHEM 105/L General Chemistry I/Lab F, W 4.0 MATH 110 with a C- or better (MATH 110 can be a corequisite if MATH 101 was completed-see advisor), or ACT Math score 24+, or SAT Math score 590+. High school chemistry or CHEM 101 highly recommended.
CHEM 106/L General Chemistry II/Lab W, S 4.0 CHEM 105/L w/C- or better
PSYC 111 General Psychology F, W, S 3.0


Additional Program Requirements

No grade below “C-” accepted


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the Exercise and Sport Science Program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the skills and values necessary to implement professional knowledge in a variety of career settings.
  • Demonstrate competency in a minimum of four motor skills.
  • Demonstrate mastery of evaluation and prescription of exercise programs in selected age and/or health categories.
  • Complete an approved project demonstrating research, teaching, and/or administering in a selected area of interest.
  • Be admitted to graduate and professional programs and prepared for exams, applications, and the interview process.
  • Demonstrate group motor skill teaching (physical education emphasis).

Program Descriptions

The program’s overall objective is to develop men and women of sound mind, body, and spirit who will have an influence upon society in developing healthy lifestyles of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness and being. In order to succeed in our mission, the Exercise and Sport Science Program is committed to the following three major goals:

  • Instill in each university student habits and attitudes that will promote a healthy lifestyle and positive self- image.
  • Prepare exercise and sport science majors who will:
    • Have a working knowledge of the vital importance of fitness and wellness and its impact upon society.
    • Be able to teach motor skills and their application within our culturally diverse environment.
    • Develop skills and values necessary for success professionally and personally.
    • Have an understanding of how the principles and philosophy of exercise and sport science coincide and complement the doctrine of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
    • Assist faculty and staff on-campus in developing and incorporating a lifestyle of personal health and wellness.