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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin
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  Jan 19, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Science, B.S.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Bachelors of Science students will describe the relationship among behavior, physical activity, functional capacity, health and disease across the life span.
  • Bachelors of Science students will explain the connections between anatomical structures, physiological and cellular mechanisms of exercise.
  • Bachelors of Science students will use scientific inquiry skills to understand research on exercise science and public health issues.
  • Bachelors of Science students will conduct disease risk factor screening, physical fitness assessments and clinical exercise testing.
  • Bachelors of Science students will explain factors related to optimal motor skill function related to physical activity and exercise.
  • Bachelors of Science students will demonstrate proficient reasoning and critical thinking including the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to make sound decisions and solve problems as they apply to exercise science and health.

Degree Requirements (Minimum 120 Hours)

1. Carolina Core General Education Requirements (with recommended courses for a BS in the Arnold SPH)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


  • Any approved CMW Carolina Core course.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6 hours)


  • Any approved ARP Carolina Core courses.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)


  • Any approved SCI Carolina Core course, including one laboratory.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)


  • Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved GHS Carolina Core course

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved GSS Carolina Core course.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved AIU Carolina Core course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 hours) *


  • Any approved CMS Carolina Core course or overlay

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours) *


  • Any approved INF Carolina Core course or overlay

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 hours) *


  • Any approved VSR Carolina Core course or overlay

Note:


*CMS, INF and VSR learning outcomes can be satisfied by approved overlay courses or by approved stand-alone courses. Up to two overlay and/or abbreviated courses can be used for these requirements.

3. Exercise Science Core Requirements (21 Hours)


    4. Area of Emphasis Requirements (34-38 hours)


    Select one of the following areas of emphasis: Health Fitness, Motor Development, or Scientific Foundations.

    5. Electives**


    Students in Exercise Science must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Depending on choice of area of emphasis, students must complete an appropriate number of elective courses.

    Notes:


    *Selectives are intended to enhance the major and must be selected from the area of emphasis-specific list designated in the department undergraduate program manual. Courses applied toward minimum Carolina Core requirements cannot be counted toward selectives. All selectives must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

    **Advisor approved.

    Minors


    Students majoring in Exercise Science may pursue minors offered by other units. In completing a minor, students may apply advisor-approved courses to both the minor and any elective or selective credits. Courses in the college core requirements beyond the Carolina Core minimum requirements may also be used in the minor.

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