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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin
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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin

Exercise Science, B.S.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the relationship among behavior, physical activity, functional capacity and health and disease across the life span.
  • Explain the connections between anatomical structures, physiological and cellular mechanisms of exercise.
  • Use scientific inquiry skills to understand research on exercise science and public health issues.
  • Conduct disease risk factor screening, physical fitness assessments and clinical exercise testing.
  • Explain factors related to optimal motor skill function related to physical activity and exercise.
  • 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 Major Requirements (28 Hours)


A minimum grade of C in these courses is required.

4. Exercise Science Cognate (12 Hours)


Each student must complete an EXSC cognate of 12 credit hours. The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major and enhance the student’s area of interest. EXSC cognate courses will be selected from EXSC courses that are 300 level and above. EXSC core requirement courses may not count towards the cognate. All EXSC cognate courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor. A minimum grade of C in these courses is required.

5. Cognate (12 Hours)


Each student must complete a cognate of 12 credit hours. The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. Depending on student interests, cognate courses may be selected from one or several units. A cognate differs from a minor in that the courses must be above the sophomore level and may be distributed over more than one subject area. Courses applied toward minimum Carolina Core requirements, EXSC core courses, or EXSC cognate courses cannot be counted toward the cognate. All cognate courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor. A minimum grade of C in these courses is required.

6. Electives


Students in Exercise Science must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Depending on specific course choices, students must complete an appropriate number of elective courses.

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 cognate, or elective requirements. 

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