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  Feb 25, 2018
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise and Sport Science, H.B.S. - Honors Fitness and Wellness Specialist Emphasis

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Requirements for the Honors Degree may exceed the minimum total hour requirement for this major.

Major Requirements for Exercise and Sport Science - Fitness and Wellness Specialist Emphasis

Exercise and Sport Science
HPER Complex North 239

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 76

The purpose of the Fitness and Wellness Specialist emphasis area is to prepare students to become certified and work professionally in the fitness, health, and wellness fields upon graduation. Students will be able to administer safe and effective fitness programs for adults and special populations, adopt and modify physical activity prescriptions for individuals, and promote physical activity in the community. Students in this emphasis area will be prepared to work in health clubs, corporate wellness, clinical exercise settings such as cardiac and/or pulmonary rehab, strength and conditioning and other fitness and wellness centered settings. Students may also use this path in preparation for graduate school programs in areas such as exercise science, nutrition, health promotion, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other allied health fields.

Graduation Requirements:

  • All required course work must be completed with a C- or better.


Course must be completed or in progress at time of major declaration.

Math College Algebra Course

Honors Required Courses

Students who complete the Honors Degree requirements AND maintain a 3.5 gpa will recieve the Honors Degree (H.B.S or H.B.A.) designation on their diploma.

See Honors College  for more information.


Complete 3 additional honors (HONOR or HON attribute) courses.


Complete 1 Honors Thesis course (DEPT 4999) in your major department.

Final thesis must be approved by Honors Advisor.