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The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 120 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See “General Education Requirements” in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See “Cultural Diversity” in The University Catalog. Most courses used to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the “American Institutions Requirement” under “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.” This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 050 and POLS 055. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See “Mathematics and Writing Requirements” in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 68-70 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Lower-Division Requirements: 18 units

5 courses required:

BIOL    003    Human Anatomy    3.0    FS *

BIOL    004    Human Physiology    3.0    FS *

CHEM    027    Gen Chem for Applied Sciences    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.

CHEM    028    Organic Chem for Applied Science    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 027 or CHEM 037.

PHYS    002A    General Physics    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 003 and MATH 004 at CSU, Chico).

Mathematics Requirement: 3 units

1 course selected from:

MATH    005    Statistics    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

MATH    215    Biometrics    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

Upper-Division Requirements: 47-49 units

1 course selected from:

BIOL    102    Evolution    3.0    SP *

Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BIOL 008 or equivalent.

BIOL    103    Human Genetics    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.

BIOL    116    Science and Human Values    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BIOL 008.

This course is the same as PHIL 116 which may be substituted.

BIOL    195    Biology of Cancer    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BIOL 008.

11 courses required:

CHEM    153    Introductory Biochemistry    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 028.

NFSC    123    Nutrition/Physical Fitness    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.

PHED    114    Embodied Knowledge: Kinesiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

PHED    173    Prin of Strength & Conditioning    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 180A, PHED 185, or faculty permission.

PHED    180A    Physiology of Exercise    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 004.

PHED    185    Biomechanics    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.

PHED    186    Sports Epidemiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.

PHED    224    Biomechanical Analysis    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 185 and basic computer literacy.

PHED    280    Clinic in Exercise Physiology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 180; faculty permission.

PHED    282    Medical Topics in Exercise Physi    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or PHED 180A, PHED 185, PHED 280 or faculty permission.

PHED    285    Seminar in Sports Medicine    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: BIOL 003, BIOL 004, PHED 100 or faculty permission, PHED 180.

1 course selected from:

PHED    100    Computer Application Phys Educ    3.0    FS

PHED    203    Computer Appl Movement Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 100.

2 courses selected from:

PHED    116    Prin Spt Injury Mgt    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course; faculty permission.

PHED    203    Computer Appl Movement Design    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHED 100.

PHED    212    Intro to Adapted Phys Activities    3.0    FS

PHYS    002B    General Physics    4.0    FS

Prerequisites: PHYS 002A.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor’s degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade, except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program.
Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.