May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Exercise Science, BS

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All majors must make a minimum of a “C-” in all required major courses, including technical requirements. Majors who fail to make a “C-” in any required course must repeat that course until the satisfactory grade has been earned.


Students majoring in Community Health, Exercise Science, or Sports Management and judged qualified by faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in HESS. (Health, Exercise Science and Sport Science). To graduate “With Honors in HESS,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a minimum major GPA of 3.5. The student must complete HES 385 , HES 390 , and HES 499 , with a minimum grade of 3.0/B in each course. In addition, the student must present a thesis either before the faculty or at an appropriate professional conference.


Exercise science students study the scientific aspects of human movement. The exercise science curriculum builds on a basic science foundation to expand your understanding of practical and applied issues related to the human body’s response to physical activity.

Courses include the study of exercise physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology, sports nutrition, psychology of sport and physical activity and more.Through course work and hands-on-experience, we will give you a foundation in science and the frameworks in practical and applied exercise science.

General Education Requirements (37 hours)

Graduation Requirements (4 hours)

General Education Requirements  

Choose six hours from the following:

General Elective Credits

Exercise Science students must complete 30-31 semester hours of advisor-approved electives to achieve a minimum of 128 credit hours, including both the core curriculum and major courses in fullfillment of the bachelor of science degree.

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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