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Applied Human and Sport Physiology Program of Study

This schedule varies depending on when student begins the program. This suggested schedule offered starting fall of even years. See advisor for students beginning fall of odd-numbered years.

  • Students considering this major should have minimum of one year of biology, one year of chemistry, and a 3.0 high school GPA. An ACT score of 25 is also recommended.
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.75 to enroll in PED 456, 457, 458, and 495, and a 2.5 GPA in PED 400 and 472. Students must earn a “B” or better in PED 470 and show current First Aid and CPR/AED certification to enroll in PED 472.
  • Summer school is an option for elective hours and certain major courses.
  • A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit must be earned to graduate, of which 40 hours must be upper level courses numbered 300 or above.

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

*PED 130 Introduction to Exercise and Allied Health Professions

3

PHI 105 Ethics and Values (General Studies CAT 6)

3

General Studies CAT 8

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

PSY 101 General Psychology (General Studies CAT 5)

3

General Studies CAT 2

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

FCS 207 Nutrition (General Stuides CAT 9)

3

PED 227 Weight Training

1

PHY 201 General Physics I/321 Physics Lab

4

General Studies CAT 10

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 340 Human Physiology

4

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

PED 275 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3

PED 351 Biomechanics

3

General Studies CAT 4

3

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

PED 305 Exercise Physiology

3

*PED 400 Cardiac Rehabilitation

3

**PED 456 Lower Extremity Evaluation

3

Electives

6

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

PED 357 Principles of Strength and Conditioning

3

**PED 458 Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries

3

PED 470 Fitness Evaluation and Assessment

3

Electives

6

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

**PED 457 Upper Extremity Evaluation

3

PED 472 Advanced Fitness Assessment, Exercise Prescription, and Applied Research

3

Elective 

9

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

PED 480 Assessment Seminar

0

**PED 495 Research Design in Sports Medicine

3

Electives

13

 

Applied human and sport physiology majors are encouraged to supplement their coursework based upon graduate school pre-requisites and career goals.

*Designates courses offered spring only or fall only
**Designates courses once every two years