Exercise and Sport Science (B.S.)
The Exercise and Sport Science degree provides students with a scientific-based curriculum for improving human performance and wellness, and is an ideal preparation for successful entry into a variety of graduate professional programs such as nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, athletic training, or medical school. Students develop application skills for sport and fitness activities, assessment and evaluation of various populations and fitness levels, and human movement systems from all of the subdisciplines of kinesiology (e.g., exercise physiology, exercise and physical activity psychology, motor learning and development, biomechanics, and others). Career options include corporate wellness, exercise physiologist, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and condition coach, and a wide variety of therapeutic exercise and recreation positions.
Undergraduate students entering Wayne State University, either from high school or transferring from other accredited universities or colleges, are admitted directly into the bachelor's degree program.
Admission questions should be directed to the Division of Academic Services, College of Education, 489 Education, phone 313-577-1601.
A student must complete all University General Education requirements, all College and program requirements, and a minimum of 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher to earn a bachelor’s degree in the College of Education.
No grade below a “C” may be used to meet College requirements, electives, courses in the major or courses in a College of Education minor. Note: All students must receive a “C” or higher in Basic and Intermediate Composition if these requirements are completed or transferred in Fall 2008 or thereafter.
|Exercise and Sport Science Requirements 1,2|
or PSY 1020
|Elements of Psychology|
|Basic Life Mechanisms|
|Anatomy and Physiology|
|Conceptual Physics: The Basic Science|
or PHY 2130
|Physics for the Life Sciences I|
or PHY 2170
|University Physics for Scientists I|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|Major Requirements (40 credits) 2|
|Contemporary Issues in Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences|
|Professional Perspectives in Kinesiology and Exercise Science|
|Lifespan Growth and Development|
|Cultural Foundations of Kinesiology|
|Nutrition and Health Education|
or NFS 2030
|Nutrition and Health|
|Motor Learning and Control|
|Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology|
or KIN 5520
|Exercise Physiology I|
|Methods of Group Training|
or KIN 6120
|Strength and Conditioning|
|Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription|
|Exercise Science Internship|
|Elective Requirements (21 credits)|
Complete a minimum of 21 semester credits of electives related to the field of Exercise and Sport Science.
All courses in this list, except for BIO 2870, also satisfy the Natural Scientific Inquiry (NSI) requirement of the University's General Education Program.
Students are responsible for satisfying the prerequisite and placement requirements prior to enrolling in the listed courses. See the individual courses or contact an advisor for more information.
Students may pursue Departmental Honors in the Exercise and Sport Science major. A minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA and additional coursework are required. For more information, please discuss with your academic advisor.
Exercise and Sport Science AGRADE Overview
The Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies (KHS) in the College of Education offers degrees that focus on the broad careers of health, wellness, exercise, sport, and human performance. With programs in Athletic Training (AT), Community Health (CH), Exercise and Sport Science (ESS), Health and Physical Education Teaching (HPET), and Sport Administration and Management (SAM), KHS prepares students to excel in a range of health-related professions.
The Exercise and Sport Science AGRADE program is available to academically strong students completing B.S. degrees in Community Health; Exercise and Sport Science; Health and Physical Education Teaching; and Sport Management so they can begin a master's degree while simultaneously completing their bachelor's degree. Coursework taken during a student's senior year (up to 16 credits) can simultaneously qualify toward the bachelor's and master's degrees. In this case, after completing any bachelor's degree in this division, students would have also completed a substantial portion of the coursework required for the Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. This allows motivated students the opportunity to complete the requirements for both degrees in an accelerated format.
Our bachelor's programs typically have between 15-25 elective courses in their plans of work. This AGRADE program allows students to utilize graduate courses in Exercise and Sport Science to fulfill these elective requirements. Students, in consultation with their advisor, can select Exercise and Sport Science graduate courses that count toward the student’s bachelor's and master's degrees. The graduate coursework completed while enrolled as an undergraduate is assessed at the undergraduate tuition rate, resulting in significant tuition savings.
Students may apply for the Exercise and Sport Science AGRADE program no earlier than the semester in which ninety credits are being completed. Applicants must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.30. After admission, the AGRADE program requires a continuing undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.30 and a grade of B or higher in Exercise and Sport Science master's coursework.
For more details about the Exercise and Sport Science AGRADE program, contact the Division of Academic Services.
Exercise and Sport Science AGRADE Advising
AGRADE advising is provided by the Division of Academic Services College of Education.
Eligible AGRADE Courses and Sequence
The following table outlines the Exercise and Sport Science master's courses that could be included in the undergraduate plan of work. Students may take up to a maximum of 16 credits from the following list. In addition, other courses may qualify as exceptions.
|KIN 5100||Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 5523||Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology||3|
|KIN 6100||Methods of Group Training||3|
|KIN 6120||Strength and Conditioning||3|
|KIN 6300||Exercise Physiology I||3|
|KIN 6310||Exercise Physiology II||3|
|KIN 7580||Biomechanical Analysis of Motor Activity||3|
|KIN 8530||Motor Learning||3|