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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science, B.S.


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The Exercise Science major features two concentrations in order to meet the needs of a wide array of students. The Professional Track prepares students for graduate-level training in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Dietetics, Rehabilitation Science, Genetic Counseling, Athletic Training, and Exercise Physiology, among others. The Health and Wellness track prepares students for careers in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Health Coaching, Fitness Facility Management, and Corporate Wellness. Both tracks rely on a core set of courses foundational to the study of Exercise Science. These include: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Strength and Conditioning, and Exercise Physiology. Both tracks also allow students to pursue a variety of certifications including, for example, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. They both may also be coupled with minors and certificates; whether they be Athletic Coaching, Sports Management, Hospitality Management, Recreation and Wellness Management, or others.

Requirements for Graduation

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Exercise Science must complete a minimum of 122 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations (FCO 103 will be a required co-requisite with FCO 105 for students who have a high school GPA below 3.20), Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Communication course:


Advanced Communication course:


Quantitative Fluency course:


Choose 3 credits of the following Global Citizenship courses or students have the option to complete this requirement by successfully completing 6 credits of the same foreign language:


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirements


Choose 3 credits of the following Arts courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Social and Behavioral Sciences courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Natural and Physical Sciences courses:


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Professional Track (18 credits)


General Free Electives (12 credits)


The remaining courses to complete the degree may be chosen based on student interests. 

Suggested Course Sequence


Professional Track


Freshman Year (31 credits)


Fall Semester (15 credits)

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Sophomore Year (28 credits)


Fall Semester (14 credits)

Spring Semester (14 credits)

Junior Year (32 credits)


Fall Semester (16 credits)

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Senior Year (29 credits)


Fall Semester (16 credits)

Spring Semester (13 credits)

Fitness and Wellness Track


Freshman Year (30 credits)


Fall Semester (15 credits)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Sophomore Year (30 credits)


Junior Year (32 credits)


Fall Semester (16 credits)

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Senior Year (29 credits)


Fall Semester (16 credits)

Spring Semester (13 credits)

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