2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

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, 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 - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 32 Credits

  • Natural & Computational Sciences (13 total):

CHEM 205 (4) , CHEM 206 (1) , PHYS 101 (4) , and PHYS 102 (4)  

Exercise Science Major: 58 Credits

General Electives: 16 Credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128

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