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  Dec 16, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year

Exercise Science Major (B.S.)


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The purpose of the exercise science major is to prepare students for an entry-level doctoral degree program in physical therapy. An interdisciplinary approach is applied to this major, including classes in psychology, biology, physics, chemistry, athletic training, and exercise science. The courses contained within the major meet or exceed the prerequisites for the majority of physical therapy schools. Students are encouraged to volunteer service in all aspects of physical therapy prior to and during their undergraduate studies. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for admission to the program.

Required Courses


General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits


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General Education - Distribution Areas: 32 Credits


  • Natural and Computational Sciences (typically four courses) (13):

CHEM 205 and CHEM 206

PHYS 101 and PHYS 102

  • Social Sciences: PSYC 101 (4)
  • Mathematics (two courses) (8): 

MATH 150 and MATH 210

Exercise Science Major: 64 Credits


Kinesiology Electives: 12 Credits


(8 credits must be 300-level or above)

General Electives: 10 Credits


(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128


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