May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, B.S.

Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7600

Program Description

The Exercise Science program is a scientifically based program designed to prepare competent entry-level Exercise Science professionals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (abilities) learning domains. The Exercise Science program offers a diversified program that includes both introductory and advanced coursework, laboratory experiences and the opportunity for practical application of knowledge through community and research based experiences. The program can also be used as pre-professional preparation for post graduate study in exercise science or other health related disciplines including physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical programs. The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for appropriate professional organization certifications. For information regarding program admission, please contact the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Advising Center at

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Exercise Science program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements to pursue this degree program, outlined below.

In order to declare the Exercise Science major, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have met Kennesaw State University admission requirements.
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average with a minimum grade of “C” in each required course for admission including BIOL 2221 BIOL 2221L BIOL 2222 BIOL 2222L , ENGL 1101 , ENGL 1102  and ES 2100 . No more than two attempts per course will be allowed to earn the degree.
  • Admitted students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each required course within the Exercise Science curriculum of which only two attempts per course will be allowed to earn the degree.
  • Information regarding the application process can be obtained from the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Advising Center.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Double Owl Pathway

This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Students must take a two-semester laboratory sequence for Area D2. Students can choose from CHEM 1151/L & 1152/L, CHEM 1211/L & 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L & PHYS 1112/L, or BIOL 1107/L & 1108/L. See the individual degree program requirement section for majors with these requirements.

Major Requirements

Major Field Electives (21 Credit Hours)

Select 21 credit hours of BIOL, CHEM, ES, HPE, PHYS, PSYC, SM, IHS. 6 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level. At least 1 credit hour must be an internship experience which can be completed through ES 3398   or ES 4950 . No more than 12 credit hours can be taken of a combination of ES 3398, ES 4000 and ES 4950.

Free Electives (1 Credit Hours)

Any course in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)