Exercise Physiology Concentration

The UAH Departments of Biological Sciences and Health & Physical Education have teamed up to offer Exercise Physiology as a concentration area within the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Biological Sciences major.

The program is broad enough to permit students to meet a wide range of interests or career goals within the exercise science field or leading to graduate school. The curriculum may also be modified to create a Pre-Professional degree in Pre-medicine or Pre-physical therapy.

What is Exercise Physiology?  ||  Program of Study  
  BYS Courses  ||  HPE Courses

Career opportunities are booming in Health and Physical Education:
Athletic Training • Corporate Fitness Programs • Exercise Instruction
Fitness Facility Management • Public Health Education • Sports Management
Parks and Recreation Programs • Intramural Sports Programs • Rehabilitation and Therapy
Personal Fitness Training • YMCA/Youth Organization • Graduate Degrees

PROGRAM OF STUDY:
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

A major in Biological Sciences with Exercise Physiology Concentration requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework in BYS and 17 hours in HPE.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor early in their academic career to formalize a program of study (POS).

    GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (50 - 55 hrs)
    Must Include:
  • General Chemistry & Lab (CH 101 & 105 or CH 121 & 125)
  • Calculus (MA 120) or Calculus A (MA 171)
  • General Physics I & II (PH 101 & 102) or
  • General Physics w/Calculus I & II/Lab (PH 111/114 & 112/115)
    BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS (38 hrs)
    Core Courses (BYS)
  • 119 Principles of Biology
  • 120 Organismal Biology
  • 219 Genetics & Evolution
  • 300 Cell & Developmental Biology
  • 490 Senior Seminar

  • Exercise Physiology Concentration (BYS)
  • 313 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • 314 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 401 Exercise Physiology
  • 402 Kinesiology
  • 403 Advanced Exercise Physiology
    CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 - 25 hrs)
    Chemistry (CH): 7 hrs
  • 201/205 Elementary Organic Chemistry / Lab
  • 301 Elementary Biochemistry

  • Health & Physical Education (HPE): 17-18 hrs
  • 200 Contemporary Nutrition*
  • 205 First Aid & CPR or 215 First Responder/Pro Rescuer
  • 210 Beginning Athletic Training
  • 240 Health & Wellness Concepts*
  • 300 Nutrition for Fitness & Sport*
  • 351 Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • 312 Athletic Training Practicum or 450 Exer. Phys. Internship
    SUGGESTED ELECTIVES (10 - 12 hrs)
  • HPE 250 Essentials of Personal Training
  • HPE 255 Group Fitness Instructor
  • HPE 311 Advanced Athletic Training
  • HPE 315 Advanced Strength Training & Conditioning*
  • PY 405 Psychopharmacology

TOTAL 126 - 130 HOURS
* Available in distance learning format

For more information, contact:
David Kyle
Health & Physical Education
256.824.6007 or 800.448.4031
Morgan Lewis
College of Science Advising
256.824.2505