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Exercise and Sport Science (BS)

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The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences within the Moyes College of Education offers an undergraduate program in Exercise and Sport Science with two emphasis options: Fitness Professional and Exercise Science. Students may declare one or both emphases. The Exercise and Sport Science major program prepares students for a variety of career options, several national certifications, and for entering graduate and professional schools.

Graduates will have demonstrated competence and knowledge in anatomy, physiology, fitness assessment, kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise programming and implementation, exercise leadership and client education, nutrition, health, strength and conditioning, weight lifting, aerobic activities, and more.

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A GPA of 2.75 or higher in all courses required for this major. The overall GPA must be 2.00 or better. No more than one “D” is acceptable.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a total of 63 credit hours for this major. Ten to 11 credit hours of required support courses may be used as general education credit. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required for graduation with 36-38 upper division hours possible within the required courses for this major.
  • Program Code: 5049BS with one of the following emphasis codes Fitness Professional (5050) or Exercise Science (5051).
  • CIPC: 310505


All Exercise and Sport Science students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor or the department advisement coordinator each semester for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6696 or email the ENS Department Advisor matthewsmith20@weber.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Make application with the ENS Department and declare program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of exercise science including kinesiology, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, program administration, psychology, and injury prevention in the health/fitness setting.
  • Perform pre-participation health screenings and fitness assessments.
  • Interpret assessment results and develop exercise prescription.
  • Incorporate suitable physical activities to improve functional capacity.
  • Apply appropriate behavioral change techniques to effectively educate and counsel lifestyle modification.
  • Create and disseminate risk management guidelines for a health/fitness facility, department or organization to reduce member, employee and business risk. OR Create an effective injury prevention program and ensure that emergency policies and procedures are in place.
  • Perform duties related to fitness management, administration, and program supervision.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

Professional Areas of Emphasis

A student must complete the required and support courses in either the Fitness Professional or the Exercise Science Emphasis.

Fitness Professional Emphasis (38 credit hours, 20 UD possible)

Exercise Science Emphasis (38 credits, check requirements for UD)

Required Electives (Choose 23 credits from College and Professional Development)

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