2021-2022 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science Major (B.S.)

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, 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.

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  

Exercise Science Major: 58 Credits

General Electives: 16 Credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128