Exercise Science (B.S.) - Fitness Specialist - Resident

Exercise Science (B.S.) - Fitness Specialist - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1,23
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1,21
BIOL 215Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1,23
BIOL 216Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1,21
HLTH 216Personal Health 13
Total Hours11

Course may fulfill select general education requirements


Minimum grade of "C" required

Major Core
ATTR 205Musculoskeletal Terminology and Clinical Documentation2
CRST 290History of Life3
EXSC 101Introduction to Exercise Science1
EXSC 310Physiology of Exercise3
EXSC 320Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Kinesiology3
EXSC 321Practicum1
EXSC 340Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning3
EXSC 350Biomechanics3
EXSC 351Biomechanics Lab1
EXSC 410Applied Exercise Physiology3
EXSC 411Applied Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXSC 433Exercise Prescription for Special Populations3
EXSC 460Exercise Testing, Evaluation, and Prescription3
EXSC 461Exercise Leadership3
EXSC 485Exercise Physiologist Workshop and Certification1
or EXSC 486 Strength and Conditioning Specialist Workshop and Certification
HLTH 333Exercise and Sports Nutrition3
PHED 225Weight Training/Conditioning1
Total Hours38
EXSC 302Exercise and Sports Injuries2
EXSC 311Analysis of Human Movement3
EXSC 315Group Exercise Instruction2
or EXSC 345 Applied Strength Training and Conditioning
EXSC 499Internship in Exercise Science4
PHED 101Physical Fitness1
Physical Education Elective 11
Total Hours13

Choose from PHED 216 Field Hockey (1 c.h.)-PHED 240 ( c.h.)

Free Electives
Choose 11-21 credit hours of Free Electives11-21
Total Hours11-21

Additional Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • ACSM Exercise Physiologist Exam1 or NSCA Strength & Conditioning Spec. Exam2

Must be completed prior to EXSC 499 Internship in Exercise Science (1-6 c.h.); minimum score of 480


Must be completed prior to EXSC 499 Internship in Exercise Science (1-6 c.h.); minimum overall score of 60% in both sections of the exam

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.5 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 50% Of major and cognate taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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