Bachelor of Science (Undergraduate)
Program Coordinator: Laura Abbott, MS, LMT
Faculty: J Andrew Doyle, Ph.D., Rebecca Ellis, Ph.D., Jerry Brandon, Ph.D., Walter Thompson, Ph.D., Jerry Wu, Ph.D., Mark D. Geil, Ph.D., Christopher Ingalls, Ph.D., Jeffrey Otis, Ph.D., Brett Wong, Ph.D.,
The B.S. major in Exercise Science prepares students for careers in adult fitness, worksite health promotion/corporate fitness, personal training, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and other related fields. Preparation is also provided in fitness management, program management, sports skills development and enhancement, strength and conditionings, and related topics.
Students are required to meet all university and college admission requirements. All students admitted to Georgia State University who choose Exercise Science as their intended major begin as Pre-Exercise Science students. It is during the pre-Exercise Science status that students complete the general core curriculum, KH 2220, and KH 2230. Please read the requirements under Program Academic Regulations.
When students are in the process of completing the pre-Exercise Science status requirements, students should complete the Request for Review of Core Curriculum form and make an appointment with the appropriate advising office.
Enrolling in some upper-level courses offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health is restricted. These courses are:
KH 3500 Athletic Training,
KH 3550 Evaluation and Instrumentation in Exercise Science,
KH 4280 Psychology of Physical Activity,
KH 4290 Cardiopulmonary Physiology,
KH 4300 Neuromuscular Physiology and Plasticity,
KH 4350 Fitness Program Management,
KH 4360 Clinical Exercise Physiology,
KH 4600 Advanced Biomechanics for Exercise Science, and
KH 4630 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription.
To enroll in these courses, a student must have
•completed the core curriculum (See Section 1410),
•completed KH 2220 Anatomy In Kinesiology/Health with a grade of “C” or higher,
•completed KH 2230 Physiology Kinesiology/Health with a grade of “C” or higher, and
•have earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher in these two courses.
KH 2220 and KH 2230 may be attempted only twice. Students cannot earn two “C” grades and proceed to take the upper level courses. Students need to earn higher than a grade “C” in one of the courses. The Area F GPA will be computed using the last attempt in each course. A WF counts as an attempt. Transfer students who transfer these course(s) into Georgia State, may use the grades in the last attempted transferred course to calculate the GPA or they may attempt them (twice) at Georgia State.
Once a student is eligible to take the restricted KH courses, the student remains eligible to take them as long as the student is eligible to enroll at Georgia State University.
Lab fees are associated with several courses within the Bachelor Science in Education degree. In addition, B.S. majors must pay all tuition and fees charged by the university and the college.
Students must complete 42 semester hours in Areas A-E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum. MATH 1111 is a prerequisite for B.S. Exercise Science majors. The Department of Kinesiology and Health recommends that students take MATH 1111 in Area A.
Semester hours are shown in parentheses after an entry.
Area F. Courses Appropriate for a Major (18)
Area G. Major Courses (54)
A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses in Area G.
Select two or more:
Area H. Practicum (6 semester hours)
A grade of "S" is required in all courses in Area H. This experience is established with the assistance of the Program Advisor and the Internship Coordinator.
Select One (5):
* Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 5 credit hours that may extend beyond one semester but no more than three semesters.
Total Program: minimum of 120 semester hours