​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

A perfect blend of the biology of exercise and health, the clinical exercise science option is for students looking to pursue careers in areas such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation or diagnostic testing. This major also prepares you well for graduate programs such as physical therapy or occupational therapy.​​

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2022​
Physical therapist$79,860 per year36% (73,500 more jobs)
Occupational therapist$75,400 per year29% (32,800 more jobs)
Physician assistant$90,930 per year38% (33,300 more jobs)

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School of Health Sciences
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Phone: 989-774-3541

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Exercise Science Major: Clinical Exercise Science Option

The Clinical Exercise Science option is for students intending to pursue a career in the clinical aspects of exercise science: cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, diagnostic testing, or other related field.
Total: 54-58 semester hours
Core Courses I
(17 hours)
HSC 190
Introduction to Exercise Science
1
HSC 205
Responding to Emergencies
2
HSC 214
Human Anatomy
4
HSC 215
Human Physiology
4
HSC 216
Biomechanics and Kinesiology
3
HSC 308
Physiology of Sport and Exercise
3
Core Courses II
(5-8 hours)
Select one of the following options:
CR2A-EXSCI
Option A
(8 hours)
CR2B-EXSCI
Option B
(5 hours)
Required Courses
(27 hours)
HSC 220
Health-related Components of Fitness
3
HSC 310
ECG Assessment
2
HSC 411
Pathophysiology
3
HSC 547
Health Risk Identification and Management
3
HSC 550
Stress Test Administration
3
HSC 551
Stress Testing Interpretation
3
HSC 553
Cardiac Medications
2
HSC 575
Exercise Science Clinical Internship
8
Electives
(5-6 hours)
Select from the following:
BIO 590
Cardiovascular Physiology
3
FNS 370
Nutrition
3
HSC 201
Medical Terminology
3
HSC 219
Exercise Conditioning for Health Fitness Professionals
2
HSC 503
Health Implications of Obesity
3
HSC 534
Workshop in Principles of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
1
HSC 586
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children
3