2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Exercise and Sport Science Major: Exercise Science Pre-Professional Track - Bachelor of Science

(College of Science and Health)

Admission to program

Admission to the exercise science emphasis is competitive and not all who apply may be accommodated.

  1. To be considered for admission to the exercise and sport science major: exercise science emphasis, the student must have completed at least 30 semester credits, including general education credits and two pre-admission courses (BIO 105 or MIC 100 and HPR 105) with a grade of at least "C" in each of these courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  2. Applications are due October 1 to be considered for admission to the program spring semester or February 1 to be considered for admission to the program for fall semester. All candidates must meet academic requirements, physical fitness standards and professional and personal qualifications and be approved by the Exercise Science Selection Committee. Consideration for selection is based on the following criteria:
    1. Cumulative and major GPA;
    2. Fitness evaluation;
    3. Professional site visitations/observations;
    4. Extra-curricular experiences related to the emphasis;
    5. Writing skills.

Retention and advancement

  1. Once admitted, a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) must be maintained and a "C" grade or better must be earned in all required and elective major courses for retention in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on probation for one semester. Failure to achieve a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) by the end of the probation semester will result in ineligibility to continue in the program.
  2. To be admitted to ESS 450 Exercise and Sport Science Internship, students must achieve a 2.75 cumulative and major GPA and have successfully completed all program course work.

For complete details regarding application procedures, contact the Exercise Science Program Director in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

Curriculum

(60-61 credits for the pre-professional track)

Pre-professional track courses:

Core courses:

(required for all ESS-exercise science emphasis students)

ESS 100Physical Activities (6 courses/1 cr. each)6
ESS 201Safety, First Aid and CPR1
ESS 207Human Motor Behavior3
ESS 281Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
ESS 302Physiology of Exercise3
ESS 303Biomechanics3
ESS 320Field Experience in Exercise Science or Sport Management3
ESS 323Nutrition and Sport3
ESS 368Strength Training Techniques and Programs3
ESS 446Current Research and Trends in Exercise Science3
Total Credits30
Required courses (12 credits)
ESS 383Clinical Pathology for Exercise Science3
BIO 312Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 313Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHE 460Medical Terminology for Health Education1
SAH college curriculum (12-13 credits)
CHM 104General Chemistry II5
PHY 104Fundamental Physics II4
Select a BIO or MIC course 13-4
Students must complete a minor (or second major) from any college or an additional 18 credits at the 300/400 level outside of ESS (not including internship credit)
Psychology (3 credits)
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Lifespan Development
Any 3 credits of PSY course work transferred from another institution
Select any 3 credit sociology course3
Total Credits30-31
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not including BIO 105, BIO 312, or BIO 313

Students must complete at least 40 credits in the 300/400 level range.

General education requirements

Exercise and sport science majors with the exercise science emphasis are required to take HPR 105. Students that select the pre-professional track must also take BIO 105CHM 103MTH 145, a second math course at the 150 level or higher or CS 101 or CS 120; and PHY 103. Additional general education courses must also be selected to complete all category requirements and to meet the university minimum requirement of 48 total credit hours in general education.

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

College of Science and Health (SAH) Bachelor of Science core requirements

B.S. and B.A. students graduating from the College of Science and Health are required to take two natural laboratory science courses selected from the general education laboratory science category (GE 05) and/or from BIO 203, BIO 304, BIO 210, CHM 104, ESC 221, ESC 222, PHY 104 or PHY 204, and they either must take two mathematics courses or one math course and one computer science course from the math/logical systems category of the general education requirements (GE 02). One of the two science courses must be from a department outside of the student’s major department.

Note: Math courses can be pairs, i.e. 150 and 151; MTH/CS majors can use two science courses from same department.

For the Bachelor of Science degree, in addition to all other College of Science and Health core requirements, students from non-exempted programs1 must complete one of the following options. It is recommended that courses are selected in consultation with students’ academic advisor.

  1. Complete a second major; or

  2. Complete a minor outside the major; or

  3. Complete an individualized option, consisting of 18 credits

    1. At least 12 credits must be earned at the 300/400 level outside the major department.

    2. The remaining six credits should come from

      1. 100 level or higher courses outside the major (General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.); or

      2. 300/400 level courses inside major not being used to fulfill major requirements.

    3. Internship credits may not count toward the individualized option.

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The list of exempted SAH programs is below.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
1

Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIO 105 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4CHM 103 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)5
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
HPR 105 (Gen Ed Health & Well-Being)3ESS 100 (Select a topic of interest)1
MTH Course at 150 Level or Higher, or CS 101 or CS 1204ESS 2011
Gen Ed Arts2-3MTH 145 (Gen Ed Math )4
Meet with faculty advisor to discuss requirements for admission to the ESS-Exercise Science program. Gen Ed Minority Cultures (Any 3 credit SOC Course)13
 16 17
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIO 31224ESS 1001
CHM 1045BIO 3134
ENG 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, or 206 (Gen Ed Hum Studies-Lit)3ESS 1001
HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3ESS 2812
Apply for admission to ESS-Exercise Science program--see WINGS advisement report and ESS-Exercise Science website for details. ESS 3033
 Any BIO or MIC Course 2, 33
 15 14
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ESS 1001CHE 4601
ESS 2073ESS 3203
ESS 3023ESS 3233
ESS 3833PHY 1044
PHY 103 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4Minor or 2nd Major Coursework 300/400 level66
PSY 100 (Gen Ed Self & Society)53 
 17 17
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ESS 1001ESS 1001
ESS 3683ESS 4463
Gen Ed Arts 2-3Gen Ed Global Studies3
Minor or 2nd Major Coursework 300/400 level66Minor or 2nd Major Coursework 300/400 level66
 12 13
Total Credits: 121
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SOC 225 Racial and Ethnic Minorities (3 cr.) is a popular choice.

2

BIO 312 enrollment - requires a recommendation from the ESS-Exercise Science Program. Access to this class may be limited at times and/or students may encounter delays in satisfying the BIO 105 and CHM 103 prerequisites. For this reason, students may consider taking ESS 205 and ESS 206 instead of BIO 312 and BIO 313. However, students should consult with their faculty advisor prior to taking this alternative anatomy and physiology sequence.

3

Excluding BIO 105, BIO 312, and BIO 313.

4

MIC 100 Microbes and Society (4 cr.) is a popular choice.

5

PSY 100 satisfies the Gen Ed Self & Society requirement. Students might also consider taking PSY 212, which is not a Gen Ed class. Any three credit PSY course satisfies the PSY requirement in the ESS-exercise science pre-professional major.

6

The most efficient way to satisfy the College Core Upper Level Course requirement is to choose the individualized minor option. With that option, BIO 312, BIO 313, and CHE 460 apply, along with 3-9 additional credits of 300/400 level coursework from any department. See SAH BS Core Requirements for information on completing the individualized option. 300/400 requirements for graduation may be impacted.

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