Exercise Science

Program Requirements

The Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration) program provides the prerequisite courses necessary to apply to most universities’ graduate-level physical therapy programs. The
Exercise Science (Human Performance Concentration) program provides background knowledge and experience as preparation for taking a national certification exam in personal training.

Program Requirements:
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration):

  • Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees.
  • The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by PED 344.
  • Specific general education courses include PSY 100, SOC 100, BIO 150, CHE 150, MAT 142, PED 265.
  • 35 hours of support coursework including NSG 280; MAT 150; CHE 151; PHY 211, 212; BIO 151, 282, 283, 476-479 (2 hours); PSY 312.
  • 34 hours of major coursework required include PED 106, 200, 236, 246, 301, 344, 345, 380, 454, 455, 456, and 482 (3 hours).
  • Electives: A 4-hour 300-level BIO elective (required) and MAT 242 (recommended).
  • Minimum of “C” (2.0) in all PED courses.
  • Students should be aware that most graduate programs are looking at 4.0 GPA students first.


Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Human Performance Concentration):

  • Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees.
  • The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by PED 344.
  • Specific general education courses include PSY 100, ECO 222, BIO 282, CHE 150, MAT 124 or 125, PED 265, PHI 327.
  • 37 hours of support coursework including SPM 240, 264, 350, 351, 360, 430, 450; MGT 300, 301; BUS 215, 219; BIO 283.
  • 37 hours of major coursework required include PED 106, 200, 236, 246, 301, 340, 344, 345, 380, 454, 455, 456, and 460 (3 hours).
  • A grade of "C-" or better is required in all major courses with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher in the major courses.

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