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Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Sports Exercise Science

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

with a concentration in Sports and Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Sports and Exercise Science is designed for students interested in careers related to health and fitness. Students will have the ability to engage in their field of study through experiential learning with local healthcare organizations, fitness facilities, and employee wellness programs. Students majoring in Sports and Exercise Science can pursue certification as a personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, or exercise physiologist. Graduate education can be pursued in a wide variety of fields, such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, and sports administration.

Sports and Exercise Science Concentration Objectives

To be able to fulfill the requirements of a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in sports and exercise science and promote the overall program goals, graduates of the Health Sciences degree at Indiana University South Bend will be able to:

  • Assess current level of health and measures of cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • Design appropriate exercise prescriptions for individuals based on current fitness level
  • Analyze aggregate exercise data to inform individuals and special populations of plans for health and fitness
  • Evaluate exercise outcomes in both health and special populations

Academic Advising

Students can schedule an appointment with an advisor through the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) in One.IU.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Science must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major are recommended to be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (48 cr.)

Health Sciences Core (24 cr.)

The Health Sciences core will begin with HSC-H Introduction to Health Sciences. This course should be taken at the beginning of the academic career along with General Education courses and select concentration-specific courses. All Health Sciences students will take 24 credit hours of core courses and then specific courses required for individual concentrations.

The following courses are the core courses for all Health Sciences students

  • HSC-A 291 Service Learning in Health Sciences I; OR
    HSC-A 491 Service Learning in Health Sciences II
  • HSC-H 101 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 322 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • HSC-H 327 Introduction to Public and Community Health
  • HSC-H 411 Psychosocial Behavior Modeling for Fitness and Health
  • HSC-H 492 Research in Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 499 Senior Seminar in Health Sciences
  • HSC-W 314 Ethics and Health Professionals

Sport and Excercise Science Core (24 cr.)
  • HSC-K 218 Individual Physical Activity and Exercise Introduction
  • HSC-N 422 Exercise and Nutrition
  • HSC-S 311 Strength and Conditioning Methods
  • HSC-S 391 Biomechanics
  • HSC-S 409 Physiology of Exercise
  • HSC-S 416 Sports Management and Marketing
  • HSC-S 419 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • HSC-S 420 Exercise for Special Populations

Academic Bulletins

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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