Exercise Science - Major
Requirements for a Major
Schreiner University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Exercise Science. Exercise Science involves the study of scientific applications to human movement and performance. Movement provides the primary means to all accomplishments and is one of the most important human endeavors. The study of Exercise Science seeks to determine the physiological, psychological and sociological factors influencing simple movement and/or exercise. The Exercise Science program at Schreiner University emphasizes the application of these factors to human performance. The ability to logically and scientifically analyze and evaluate human performance is useful in many areas. Many professional possibilities exist in the area of Exercise Science, and more are becoming available each year. Some students elect to pursue a teaching certificate in order to teach Physical Education in public or private schools. Other students may choose to pursue careers as exercise leaders or fitness directors in private athletic facilities or corporate fitness programs. Graduate school and physical therapy school are also options for the Exercise Science major.
EXERCISE SCIENCE (EXSI)
Exercise Science majors are required to complete the following courses: Either BIOL 1401 and 2403 or BIOL 1403, and 1404, CHEM 1403, EXSI 1301, EXSI 3320, EXSI 3321, EXSI 4322, EXSI 4323, EXSI 4325, EXSI 4395, and additional six-hours advanced EXSI.
In addition, EXSI 2302 is recommended. Students majoring in Exercise Science may choose 24 semester hours of electives. Students seeking teacher certification in physical education (EXSI) should consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog for specific course selection.
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