Exercise Science (B.S.) - Therapeutic Science - Resident

Exercise Science (B.S.) - Therapeutic Science - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. 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
MATH 121College Algebra 13
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
Total Hours17

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 320Research and Statistics in Exercise Science3
EXSC 321Practicum1
EXSC 333Ergogenic Aids in Sport3
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
PHED 225Weight Training/Conditioning1
STRG 340Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning3
Total Hours38
ATTR 330Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
ATTR 331Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab1
ATTR 335Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment3
ATTR 336Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment Laboratory1
ATTR 406Corrective Exercises and Rehabilitation Theory3
ATTR 425Allied Healthcare Evidence-based Research Analysis3
EXSC 498Senior Capstone Project 14
or EXSC 499 Internship in Exercise Science
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
Science Elective 24
Science Elective 24
Science Elective 24
Science Elective 24
Science Elective 24
Total Hours41

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 and faculty approval required


Choose from the following: BIOL 224 and BIOL 224L, BIOL 225 and BIOL 225LCHEM 121 and CHEM 121L, CHEM 122 and CHEM 122L, CHEM 301 and CHEM 301L, CHEM 302 and CHEM 302L, PHYS 201 and PHYS 201L, or PHYS 202 and PHYS 202L.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Additional Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • ACSM Exercise Physiologist Exam1

Must be completed prior to EXSC 499; minimum score of 480

Graduation Requirements

  • 127 Total hours
  • 2.5 Overall grade point average
  • 31.75 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 concentration taken through Liberty University
  • 31.75 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
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Math Elective (MATH 121) 1 3
Technology Competency 2 0-3
ATTR 205 Musculoskeletal Terminology and Clinical Documentation 2
EXSC 101 Introduction to Exercise Science 1
Science Elective 3 4
Second Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 201 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
Natural Science Elective (BIOL 213/BIOL 214) 1 4
Social Science Elective (PSYC 101) 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 216 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
RSCH 201 Research 3
EXSC 310 Physiology of Exercise 3
PHED 225 Weight Training/Conditioning 1
Second Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
ATTR 330 Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3
ATTR 331 Clinical Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab 1
CRST 290 History of Life 3
EXSC 321 Practicum 1
Science Elective 3 4
Third Year
First Semester
Information Literacy Elective (HLTH 216) 1 3
EXSC 320 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Kinesiology 3
EXSC 350 Biomechanics 3
EXSC 351 Biomechanics Lab 1
HLTH 333 Exercise and Sports Nutrition 3
Science Elective 3 4
Second Semester
ATTR 335 Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment 3
ATTR 336 Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment Laboratory 1
EXSC 340 3
EXSC 410 Applied Exercise Physiology 3
EXSC 411 Applied Exercise Physiology Lab 1
EXSC 460 Exercise Testing, Evaluation, and Prescription 3
Science Elective 3 4
Fourth Year
First Semester
ATTR 406 Corrective Exercises and Rehabilitation Theory 3
ATTR 425 Allied Healthcare Evidence-based Research Analysis 3
EXSC 433 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations 3
EXSC 461 Exercise Leadership 3
EXSC 485
or EXSC 486
Exercise Physiologist Workshop and Certification
Science Elective 3 4
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Communications Elective 1 3
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
EXSC 498
Senior Capstone Project
or Internship in Exercise Science
 Total Hours128-131

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at www.liberty.edu/gened before enrolling in foundational skills requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to www.liberty.edu/computerassessment for more information 


Choose from the following: BIOL 224, 225, 303, CHEM 121, 122, 301, 302, PHYS 201, 202

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