Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science (B.S.)

Exercise Science provides students with the scientific knowledge of the underlying principles of exercise training through instruction and practical experience.

Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Semester Hours Required for the Major: 60-63


Criteria for admission to the Exercise Science Major:

1. Completion of BIO 2210 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better;
2. Completion of KSR 1500 and KSR 2440 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

General education requirements plus:


A grade of C or better is required in BIO 2210, BIO 2220 and all Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation courses counting toward the major. 

(Major GPA based on all Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation courses taken at EIU)

Exercise Science major students must show proof of Adult CPR/AED/First Aid certification prior to enrollment in KSR 4275 - Internship.

Exercise Science major students may receive a grade in 3000 and 4000-level Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation courses a maximum of two times. After a grade has been recorded in a 3000 or 4000-level KSR course at EIU, the Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation will not accept subsequent transfer of an equivalent course from another institution unless the KSR department has given prior written approval to enroll in the specific course at the specific institution. If after a second grade has been recorded for a given course and the student has not received a grade of C or better, the student will not be allowed to continue as an Exercise Science major and shall consult with his or her advisor to select a different major.