Feb 06, 2023
120 Credit Hours
Program Learning Outcomes
“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.
- Internship: All Health and Human Performance majors will successfully complete an internship outside or inside of PBA in their chosen field.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in assessing the components of health related fitness.
- Improved facilities and equipment for experiential learning - continuous improvement in the Health and Human Performance Lab to enhance the Exercise Science student’s hands-on experiential learning, technical skills in the lab setting and technology related experiences.
Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .
NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.
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Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 43 Credit Hours
The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Science, Mathematics, Social Science, and Physical Education requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 33 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program will still be required for the completion of this program.
Exercise Science Major - 81-82 Credit Hours
Health and Human Performance Courses
Core HHP Courses - 39 Credit Hours
Fulfills the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Physical Science - HHP 1061 Lifetime Fitness - requirement.
Biology Courses - 16 Credit Hours
Mathematics Courses - 6 Credit Hours
Psychology Course - 3 Credit Hours
Pre-Athletic Training Concentration
Core Pre-Athletic Training Course - 3 Credit Hours
Chemistry Courses - 4 Credit Hours
Physics Courses - 4 Credit Hours
Exercise Science Elective Courses - 6-7 Credit Hours
Select two electives from the following courses:
Additional Required Credit Hours - 5-6 Credit Hours
These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.