University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Science (BS) Exercise Science Specialization

General Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dept Course # Title Credits
ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in Composition 3
Public Speaking 3
Composition Elective or 'W' Course 3
MATH 0031 Algebra 3
STAT 0200 Basic Applied Statistics 4
Literature 3
Music or Art 3
Philosophy or Philosophy of Science 3
BIOSC 0150 Foundations of Biology 1 3
BIOSC 0050 Foundations of Biology Laboratory 1 1
CHEM 0110 General Chemistry 1 with Lab 4
PHYS 0110 Introduction to Physics 3
Science Elective
Course must be the second course in sequence from the required BIOSCI, CHEM, or PHYS course
3
PSY 0010 Introduction to Psychology 3
History 3
Social Science 3
Public Policy 3

Exercise Science Core

Dept Course # Title Credits
BIOSCI 0160 or 0716
BIOSCI
CHEM 0120 or 0720
Science Elective

Physical Activity Core

Dept Course # Title Credits
HPA 0196 First Aid and CPR 2
HPA 0474 Lifetime Activities 1 1
HPA 0475 Lifetime Activities 2 1
HPA 1011/1012 Applied Human Anatomy and Lab 4
HPA 1031 Research in Sport Science 3
HPA 1033 Human Physiology 3
HPA 1035 Exercise Science Seminar 2 1
HPA 1042 Physiology of Exercise 3
HPA 1044 Biomechanics 3
HPA 1045 Directed Research Practicum
Research track only
2
HPA 1170 Health and Fitness Practicum
Research track take once; Applied track take twice
1-2
HPA 1171-1174 Instructor Courses
Applied track only - take two
2
HPA 1224 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
HPA 1226 Assessment and Prescription for Special Populations 3
HPA 1233 Principles of Strength and Conditioning 2
HPA 1485 Nutrition and Health 3
HPA 1486 Behavior Change Theory 3
HPA 1487 Chronic Disease and Obesity 3
HPA 1995 Special Topics in Health and Physical Activity 3
HPA 1996 Clinical Internship 12
Electives variable