Your freshman and sophomore years in the exercise science pre-professional program include biology, physiology, math, nutrition and a year of foreign language. In your last two years, your courses include chemistry, physics, exercise physiology, kinesiology and strength and conditioning. Due to the focus on science-based courses and other factors in this program, students may have a limited number of electives. Majors also undertake a professional internship for three credits in your final academic year of study.

1st Semester (16 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 110 or 120 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring 110 & 120 can be taken in any order
Bio 150 (4) University Foundations Fall, Spring Minimum grade of “C” required – Prereq for A&P Sequence
ENG 110 (3) University Writing and Research Fall, Spring
Gateway 101 (1) Gateway to University Life Fall Required for University Foundations
PE 101 (2) Personal Fitness & Wellness Fall, Spring Required for University Foundations – Prereq for EXSC 230
EXSC 101 (3) Intro to Exercise Science Fall, Spring

2nd Semester (15 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 110 or 120 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Enroll in the course not completed in the fall
Math 115+ (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring Math 120 Prereq for PHYS strongly recommended
Foreign Language 101 (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring
Fine Arts (2) University Foundations Fall, Spring
HPE 231 (2) Personal and Interpersonal Health Spring  
EXSC 205 (2) Intro to Resistance Training Fall, Spring PE 101

3rd Semester (18 hrs.)

 Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 210 or 220 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring 210 & 220 can be completed in any order
BIO 311 (4) Human Anatomy and Physiology I Fall Prereq for EXSC 255, 310, and 325. Minimum grade of “C” required
Math 209 (3) Inferential Statistics Fall, Spring
Foreign Language 102 (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring
PSYC 101 (3) General Psychology Fall, Spring
EXSC 230 (2) Fitness Promotion Fall, Spring  PE 101 is Prereq

4th Semester (16 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 210 or 220 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Enroll in the course not completed in the Fall
BIO 312 (4) Human Anatomy and Physiology II Spring BIO 311. Minimum grade of “C” required.
Lit/Writing (3) University Foundations Fall, Spring Any 200+ level English literature course
EXSC 255 (3) Applied Nutrition Fall, Spring  
Elective (3) General Elective Fall, Spring Discuss with faculty advisor

5th Semester (16 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 310 or 320 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring 310 & 320 can be completed in any order
CHEM 101 (4) Fundamentals or Principles of Chemistry I Fall
EXSC 325 (3) Strength and Conditioning Fall, Spring  EXSC 205 is a Prereq
AT 305 (3) Care/Prevention of Injury Fall, Spring  
Elective (3) General Elective Fall, Spring Discuss with faculty advisor
Elective (3) General Elective Fall, Spring Discuss with faculty advisor

6th Semester (17 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
GPS 310 or 320 (3) Global Perspectives Fall, Spring Enroll in the course not completed in the Fall
EXSC 310 (4) Exercise Physiology Fall, Spring  
EXSC 315 (3) Kinesiology Spring  
CHEM 102 (4) Fundamentals or Principles of Chemistry II Spring CHEM 101
Elective (3) General Elective Fall, Spring Discuss with faculty advisor

7th Semester (14 hrs.)

Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
PHYS 101 (4) Principles of Physics I Fall
PE 145 (1) CPR-PR Fall  
EXSC 410 (3) Exercise Prescription in Special Populations Fall  
HPE 203 (3) Motor Learning Fall  
Elective (3) General Elective Fall, Spring Discuss with faculty advisor

8th Semester (13 hrs.)

 Course Number Course Title Term Offered Prerequisites & Notes
EXSC 478 (3) Internship Fall, Spring, Summer  Enroll following Junior or Senior Year. EXSC 325 Prereq recommended
EXSC 415 (3) Current Topics in Exercise Science Spring  To be taken in final spring semester
EXSC 479 (0) Exit Exam Spring To Be taken in final semester
SGMT 305 (3) Psychology of Sport Exercise Fall, Spring  
PHYS 102 (4) Principles of Physics II Fall Physics 201 with a “C” or higher

Bold courses are required for the EXER SCI major. Minimum grade of “C” required.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Must earn a minimum of 125 credit hours, including 40 credit hours at 300+ level.
  2. Must maintain minimum cumulative and Major GPA of 2.5.
  3. Must complete the last 30 credit hours of degree at Wingate University.
  4. Must fulfill Lyceum requirement as outlined in Academic Catalog.