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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared 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 taken 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 130 and POLS 155. 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 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 71-72 units

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

Lower-Division Requirements: 23 units

6 courses required:
BIOL103Human Anatomy4.0FS *
BIOL104Human Physiology4.0FS *
CHEM107Gen Chem for Applied Sciences4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM108Organic Chem for Applied Sci4.0FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
PHED100Computer Application Phys Educ3.0FS
PHYS202AGeneral Physics4.0FS *
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).

Mathematics Requirement: 3 units

1 course selected from:
MATH105Statistics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH315Biometrics3.0FA
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

Upper-Division Requirements: 45-46 units

1 course selected from:
BIOL302Evolution3.0SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108 or equivalent.
BIOL303Human Genetics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
BIOL322Science and Human Values3.0SP *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
BIOL345Biology of Cancer3.0FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
11 courses required:
CHEM350Introductory Biochemistry3.0FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 108.
KINE320Embodied Knowledge: Kinesiol3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
KINE322Biomechanics4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
KINE323Physiology of Exercise4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104.
KINE386Sports Epidemiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE389Prin of Strngth & Conditioning3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
KINE480Ex Testing and Prescription3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 323.
KINE524Biomechanical Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
KINE482Exercise Pathophysiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or KINE 322, KINE 323, KINE 480 or faculty permission.
KINE485Seminar in Sports Medicine3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, PHED 100 or faculty permission.
NFSC303Nutrition/Physical Fitness3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences. 2 courses selected from:
KINE315Intro to Adapted Phys Act3.0FS
KINE316Prin Spt Injury Mgt4.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE324Ex Phys: Metabolism4.0SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104, KINE 323.
PHYS202BGeneral Physics4.0FS
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.

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 possibly 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.