Undergraduate Kinesiology Exercise and Sport Science Track
The undergraduate Exercise and Sport Science Track is designed to prepare self-directed students who desire a specialized background to pursue goals in professional or graduate level study in the broad field of exercise and sport science. The program educates students for careers in adult fitness, corporate fitness settings, exercise physiology, athletic training, cardiac and physical rehabilitation, entrepreneurial pursuits in the fitness/wellness business world, etc. Additional postgraduate work and/or certification may be needed for some areas within this specialization.
Students enrolled in the Exercise and Sport Science Track will develop knowledge and skill in sport and fitness activities, apply knowledge about human movement systems from the various subdisciplines to fitness/wellness, and analyze and evaluate human performance of individuals in various age groups and at fitness levels.
The professional preparation program in Exercise and Sport Science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 124 credit hours and is divided into four general areas of study: Exercise and Sport Science Core, Exercise and Sport Science Electives, General Education and General Electives.
General Education (Liberal Arts)
Wayne State University requires that all students, regardless of academic major, complete a minimum of 40 semester hours in General Education. General Education requirements include demonstration of competency in written communication, mathematics, oral communication, computer literacy and critical thinking through examination and/or completion of specific courses. In addition, students must complete the following group requirements: two courses in the natural sciences (one must have a lab), one course in historical studies, two courses in the social sciences, one course in foreign culture, one course in the visual and performing arts, and one course in philosophy and letters. Students are advised to enroll in General Education requirements that enhance their understanding of health, wellness, and physical fitness (i.e. NSF 2030, Introduction to Nutrition; BIO 1050, Introduction to Life; BIO 1510, Basic Biology, etc.). Freshmen and students transferring 12 or fewer credits must also complete a course titled, The University and its Libraries. Specific General Education requirements are listed in the University Bulletin and in the Schedule of Classes.
The professional preparation program in Exercise and Sport Science, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, requires a minimum of 124 credit hours, including General Education. Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all courses in these categories, including Biology 2870. A 2.5 grade point average in all professional preparation courses is required for graduation.
Exercise and Sport Science Core -- These are basic courses in the science of the kinesiology, physical education, fitness, health, and wellness professions. These courses are required of all students in the Exercise and Sport Science track.