B.S. in Exercise Science Curriculum Revision

Exercise Science New Curriculum F.A.Q.s


Q. Which curriculum do I follow?
A. Students matriculating Fall 2013 or later will follow the Fall 2013 catalog. Students who matriculate Summer 2013 or earlier may choose to follow the Fall 2013 catalog or stay on their current catalog.


Q. I am not required to switch to the Fall 2013 catalog, but would it benefit me to do so?
A. It depends on how far along you are in the current curriculum. Most students who have not yet taken BIOL 2221 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL 2222 Anatomy & Physiology II will benefit by switching to the new curriculum.


Q. Do I have to follow the new prerequisites?
A. Prerequisites which are new course offerings will be temporarily waived as students have not yet had an opportunity to take these courses. Students who have met all other prerequisites prior to Fall 2013 will not be prevented from taking updated courses.
Example 1: Student completes BIOL 2221 A&P I in Spring 2013 and plans to take ES 3800 Biomechanics in Fall 2013. Prerequisite of ES 2300 Medical Terminology will be waived for the course. 
Example 2: Student plans to take BIOL 2221 A&P I in Fall 2013. Student will need to take ES 2300 Medical Terminology prior to enrolling in ES 3800 Biomechanics regardless of the catalog student chooses to follow. ES 2300 may be used to substitute for activity requirements or as a free elective if student chooses to remain on the pre-2013 catalog.
Example 3: Student completes HPS 4300 Exercise Physiology in Summer 2013 and plans to take ES 4200 Nutrition and Performance in Fall 2013.  Prerequisite of ES 2500 Principles of Nutrition will be waived for the course.


Q. I am sticking with the pre-2013 curriculum. Which classes should I take to finish my degree requirements?
Please refer to the Course Equivalents sheet. Every course in the pre-2013 curriculum has an equivalent course in the 2013 curriculum.


Q. I have already taken several major courses. Can I work them into the new curriculum?
A. Yes. Depending on which courses you have already completed, you may or may not find the new curriculum to be a good fit. All courses in the pre-2013 curriculum may be used somewhere in the 2013 curriculum.


Q. Which course is taking the place of HPS 4350 Exercise Testing and Prescription?
A. HPS 4350 has been split into two courses: ES 4600 Exercise Prescription and ES 4650 Exercise Testing. Moving forward, these courses will be taken as corequisites.

Students who are following a pre-2013 curriculum and do not wish to take both classes should take ES 4650 Exercise Testing.

Students who are following a pre-2013 curriculum who choose to take both ES 4600 and ES 4650 will be able to use ES 4600 as either an EHS Major Elective, a Pre-Professional Elective, or a Free Elective.


Q. What happened to HPS 4730 EHS Seminar?
A. All majors following the 2013 curriculum take a common capstone course, ES 4900 Senior Seminar. Students following an older curriculum who plan to pursue the internship experience will take ES 4900 in place of HPS 4730. Please note if you plan to do this that ES 4900 is only 2 credit hours instead of 3. Students following an older curriculum will need to ensure that they accumulate the required 123 credit hours for graduation from KSU.


Q. I was planning to do a full time internship in my final semester. Am I still able to do this?
A. Yes, students may take ES 4950 Exercise Science Senior Internship for between 3 and 12 credit hours.


Q. Can I choose to follow a combination of the two curriculums?
A. No, you must complete the requirements for the curriculum that you choose. Most notably:

  • Students pursuing the Internship Option in the pre-2013 curriculum must complete a 12 credit hour internship after taking the Senior Seminar.
  • Students pursuing the Pre-Professional Option in the pre-2013 curriculum must complete a 2 semester sequence of CHEM 1211/1212 or PHYS 1111/1112 in the pre-professional area.
  • Students choosing to switch to the new 2013 curriculum must complete all new Area F classes (ES 2200, ES 2300, ES 2500) or request a substitution for an equivalent.

Q. When can I begin taking the new classes?
A. New course offerings take effect Fall 2013. Summer 2013 course offerings follow the 2012 KSU Undergraduate Catalog (http://catalog.kennesaw.edu). 



Course Equivalencies

Old Course Number

2013 Course Number

HPS 2100 Intro to EHS

ES 2100 Physical Activity Hlth & Disease

HPS 2090 Exercise Leadership

ES 3100 Group Ex Leadership

HPS 2080 Strength & Conditioning

ES 3700 Strength & Conditioning

HPS 3800 Biomechanics

ES 3800 Biomechanics

HPS 4300 Physiology of Exercise

ES 3900 Physiology of Exercise

HPS 4150 Nutrition and Physical Activity

ES 4200 Nutrition and Performance

HPS 3240 Physiology of Ex and Aging

ES 4300 Physiology of Ex and Aging

HPS 4500 Physiological Basis Trn & Perf

ES 4500 Physiology of Ex II

HPS 4550 Intro to Lab Techniques

ES 4550 ES Lab Techniques

HPS 4350 Fitness Evaluation/Prescription

ES 4650 Exercise Testing

HPS 4700 Clinical Aspects of Exercise

ES 4700 Clinical Ex Phys

HPS 4730 Seminar in EHS

ES 4900 Exercise Science Seminar

HPS 4750 EHS Internship

ES 4950 ES Senior Internship

HPS 3300 Personal Health Behaviors

HPE 3300 Personal Health Behaviors

HPS 3850 Health Prom Prog Planning

HPE 3850 Health Prom Prog Planning

HPS 1050 – 1830 Activity Courses

To be assigned by HPE Dept







(Beginning Fall 2013)


General Education Core (45) Hours
ANTH 2105 Persp in Anth or
   PSYC 2105 Persp in Psych or
   GEOG 2105 Persp in Geog or
   SOCI 2105 Persp in Soc 2
ART 1107 Visual Arts or
   MUSI 1107 Music or
   TPS 1107 Theater 3
COM 1109 Human Comm or
   FL 1002 Intro For Lang II or
   PHIL 2200 Ways of Knowing 3
ECON 1100 Global Economics 3
ENGL 1101 Composition I 3
ENGL 1102 Composition II 3
ENGL 2110 World Literature 3
HIST 1110 Intro World Civ 3
HIST 2112 Amer Since 1890 3
HPS 1000 Fitness for Living 3
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 3
MATH 1107 Elem Statistics    3
POLS 1101 Amer Govt 3
SCI 1101 or CHEM 1211/L* 4
SCI 1102 or CHEM 1212* 3
Courses Related to Program of Study (18)
BIOL 2221  Anat & Phys I 3
BIOL 2221L Anat & Phys I Lab 1
BIOL 2222   Anat & Phys II 3
BIOL 2222L Anat & Phys II Lab 1
ES  2100 PA Hlth and Disease    3
ES  2200 Safety Training 2
ES  2300 Medical Terminology 2
Select One
ES 2500 Principles of Nutrition or
CUL 2500 Principles of Nutrition 3
Exercise Science Core (31)
ES 3100  Group Ex Leadership 3
ES 3700  Strength and Cond 3
ES 3800  Biomechanics 3
ES 3900  Physiology of Ex I 3
ES 4100  Phys of Ex and Aging  3
ES 4200  Nutrition and Perform 3
ES 4500  Physiology of Ex II 3
ES 4550  ES Lab Techniques 1
ES 4600  Exercise Prescription 3
ES 4650  Exercise Testing  3
ES 4700  Clinical Ex Phys 3
Capstone Experience (2)
ES 4900 ES Senior Seminar 2
Major Related Electives (15)
Select 15 credits of BIOL, CHEM, ES, HPE, HPS, PHYS, PSYC (6 credits at 3000-4000 level) 15
Free Electives (12)
Select 12 credits of free electives 12
Total Program Hours 123

*The Major Related Electives cannot be counted in duplicate areas (General Education Core or Free Electives)


Students may not count more than 12 credits of Internship (ES 3398, ES 4000, ES 4950) in the Major Related Electives area