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Exercise Science, Wellness & Sports

Get moving towards an exciting career in the field of health and fitness. The B.S. in Exercise Science, Wellness, and Sports from Georgian Court University gives you the foundation needed to evaluate health behaviors and risk factors, motivate others to develop healthy lifestyles, and develop wellness programs.

With a concentration in either exercise science or health and physical education, as well as optional tracks for pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-physician assistant, our program can prepare you for graduate school in a variety of health-related fields. Thanks to partnerships with other universities, qualified students have an inside track to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Sciences and the Masters of Athletic Training at Monmouth University.

A concentration in coaching and related minors in sports management, integrative health, business administration, psychology, or one of the natural sciences let you customize the program to meet your career aspirations.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

Students choose one of two concentrations: Exercise Science or Health and Physical Education.

Exercise Science

Students must complete 36 exercise science credits, plus courses in related areas, including:

Required Courses
ES100Exploration of Exercise Science1
ES111Found Ex Science & Wellness3
ES220Introduction to Nutrition3
ES251Biomechanics 13
ES252Kinesiology & Applied Anatomy3
ES330Exercise Physiology4
ES350Exercise Testing & Prescription4
ES390Internship I3
ES391Internship II 23
ES470Research Methods in Exercise & Sport3
Exercise Science electives6
Related Courses
BI111Life: Human Biology4
or BI121 Cellular Organiz., Energetics & Function
BI203Experimental Design & Statistics3
BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI214Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
Select one of the following:4-8
CH151
Chemistry for the Health Sciences
CH113
CH114
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
MA109College Algebra 33
Total Credits58-62
1

ES251 Biomechanics can be substituted with PH111 Physics in Everyday Life I and PH112 Physics in Everyday Life II, or PH115 College Physics I and PH116 College Physics II, or PH121 University Physics I and PH122 University Physics II.

2

ES391 Internship II can be substituted with ES392 Coaching Internship or ES471 Research Project in Exercise Science.

3

Evidence of algebra proficiency may replace MA109 College Algebra.

Transfer students are required to take a minimum of 14 ES credits at GCU, and a minimum of 23 credits including the interdisciplinary courses required for the major. Students may choose to complete the requirements for one or more tracks.

Health & Physical Education

Students must complete 33 exercise science credits, plus courses in related areas, including:

Required Courses
ES111Found Ex Science & Wellness3
ES160First Aid & CPR1
ES220Introduction to Nutrition3
ES252Kinesiology & Applied Anatomy3
ES330Exercise Physiology4
ES340Health & Weight Management3
ES350Exercise Testing & Prescription4
HPE260Motor Development, Learning & Teaching3
HPE355Methods of Secondary Health & Phys.Ed.3
PE (1 credit) courses that include at least one single, dual, and team activity6
Related Courses
BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI214Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
CH151Chemistry for the Health Sciences4
PS221Child & Adolescent Development3
PS225Educational Psychology3
PS245Psychology of the Exceptional Child3
Total Credits54

Transfer students are required to take a minimum of 14 ES credits at GCU and a minimum of 23 credits, including the interdisciplinary courses required for the major. Students seeking teacher certification also complete the teacher certification courses as shown in the School of Education section of the catalog.




For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Understand the science behind exercise, wellness, and sports—and learn how to apply that knowledge to help people live more active lifestyles personally and professionally.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.


For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Enhance your coaching skills and discover how to inspire positive changes in others through individual and group coaching. You’ll learn about psychology foundations and gain hands-on experience in guiding others to meeting their personal and professional goals.




For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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Vincent Chen

Chen, Vincent

Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Sciences
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Sachiko Komagata

Komagata, Sachiko

Associate Professor
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Michael Wortley

Wortley, Michael

Assistant Professor
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Wellness Center (529)
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