Dec 12, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, B.S.


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The Rockhurst University Exercise, Sport, and Health Science Department helps students reach their potential through quality instruction and application-based learning focused on recognizing and caring for the whole person. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program.  The major requires the successful completion of no fewer than 128 semester credit hours, which includes a one credit hour practicum experience involving a minimum of 100 contact hours.  Students should be aware that a criminal background check is required.  The presence(s) of any criminal conviction on a student’s record may affect his/her eligibility for participating in clinical internships, becoming certified or licensed, and/or securing a job in the student’s field.

This major prepares graduates for careers in areas such as personal training and/or conditioning in sports and fitness clubs, sport performance enhancement, and corporate wellness, as well as for graduate study in exercise science-related disciplines. Students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in either occupational therapy or physical therapy at Rockhurst University may choose electives to satisfy additional prerequisites for these programs (see note below).

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Students planning to apply to the Physical Therapy Program should also take:

Related Upper-division Coursework


  • Twelve (12) additional credit hours of related upper-division coursework.

Total Hours: 12

Note(s)


A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course of the major.  (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

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