University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Prerequisites for Bachelor of Science (BS) Exercise Science Specialization

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (HPA) offers two areas of specialization - Exercise Science and Wellness. Students are admitted to the HPA program in the fall of their junior year after earning a minimum of 60 college semester credits, including the following prerequisite classes. Students must have completed a minimum of 45 credits by the March 1 deadline for application the semester prior to admission:

  • English Composition equivalent to the University of Pittsburgh general writing requirement (3 credits)
  • College level Mathematics course (3 credit minimum) and Statistics (3 credit minimum)
  • First level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Intro to Psychology or three out of the four
  • Other courses broadly distributed in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
  • Must engage in positive health-fitness behaviors