Exercise Science Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Exercise Science (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

ES 190 (WE): Introduction to Exercise Science
CHEM 129, 130 or BIOL 107 (if pre-med science)
MATH 156: College Algebra
TRU 1XX: Self and Society Seminar
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) - Qualitative Mode

SPRING - Semester 2

ES 245: Nutrition
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) - Quantitative Mode (Chem 130 if pre-med)
MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry
COMM 170: Public Speaking
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
ES 202: Strength & Conditioning Anatomy

FALL - Semester 3

ES 224: Research Methods & Data Interpretation
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) - Qualitative Mode (PHRE 188: Ethics recommended)
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Foreign Language Elementary I
BIOL 107 (if pre-med sciences) or BIOL 100

SPRING - Semester 4

ES 345: Exercise Physiology
ES Core Elective
Foreign Language Elementary II
Concentration course
PSYC 166 (Social Scientific Mode)

FALL - Semester 5

ES 342/L Biomechanics
BIOL 365: Human Anatomy w/ Lab
ES 250: Exercise Science Practicum I*
Missouri Statute (HIST 298 or POL 101)
Concentration course

SPRING - Semester 6

Liberal Studies Program (LSP) - Qualitative Mode
ES 344 Lifespan Motor Development OR
ES 347 Motor Learning
Intercultural Perspective
Concentration course
Concentration course

Optional Summer Internship ES 370

FALL - Semester 7

ES Core Elective
BIOL 325: Human Physiology
ES 445: Assessment and Prescription I
Concentration (if needed)

SPRING - Semester 8

ES 498: (WE) Capstone in Exercise Science
** Electives to complete 120 hours
Take Senior Test - ACSM EP-C

ES 342/L, ES 345 and ES 347 - prerequisite is STAT 190 or calculus and ES 224
*Note: ES 250 is offered fall, winter interim, spring and summer
**Check if have achieved ≥40 hrs upper level 
**Check if have ≥63 hours of liberal arts & sciences (LAS) courses
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Department chair: please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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