Exercise Physiology (B.S.)

These maps are term-by-term sample course schedules. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guidelines to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester core matriculation). The courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. The Exercise Physiology program accepts students during fall and spring semesters only. There is no summer admission into the BS Exercise Physiology Jr/Sr curriculum.


Students admitted in the fall BS Exercise Physiology cohort must take summer classes in the Jr/Sr curriculum. Students admitted into the BS Exercise Physiology spring cohort have the option of summer courses in the Jr/Sr curriculum.

For more information contact the Director, B.S. Exercise Physiology Degree, Dr. Mark J. Kasper, e-mail: mkasper@valdosta.edu or Office Location: Health Science and Business Administration Room 2019

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1101 or 1111 3
BIOL 1010/1020 or 1030/1040 or 1107K 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
CHEM 1151K or 1211/1211L 4
PERS 2XXX 2
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Completion of Georgia Constitution and Georgia History Requirement

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
BIO 2651 4
MATH 1401 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
ACED 2400 or CS 1000 3
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
AREA D approved MATH or SCIENCE 3
AREA D approved LAB-SCIENCE 4
Total hours 17

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Apply to the Exercise Physiology program during term 4 of year 2 to begin the Exercise Physiology program during term 5 of year 3.

Year 3

First Block (Fall or Spring Admission) Hrs.
HSEP 3010 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
HSEP 3020 Assessments in Exercise Physiology 4
HSEP 3420 Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 3430 Kinesiology 3
HSEP 4160 Exercise Psychology 3
Total hours 16
Second Block (Spring or Summer Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3011 Exercise Testing and Prescription II 4
HSEP 3200 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance 3
HSEP 3650 Resistance Training Program Development 3
HSEP 4070 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
HSEP 4080 Exercise ECG 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Apply for graduation at the beginning of this term.

Year 4

Third Block (Summer or Fall Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3050 Care and Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries 3
HSEP 4050 Applied Resistance Training for Specific Populations 3
HSEP 4140 Professional Practices in Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4510 Exercise Physiology Practicum 4
Total hours 16
Fourth Block (Fall or Spring Term) Hrs.
HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Minimum final grade of C in all Exercise Physiology program courses to be eligible to enroll in HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship. Must complete a minimum of 400 hours (40 hours/week). Required to take a NCCA accredited national certification examination.

Schedules with Summer Matriculation

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
BIOL 1010/1020L or 1030 1040L or 1107K 4
MATH 1101 or 1111 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
CHEM 1151K or 1211/1211L 4
PERS 2XXX 2
MATH 1401 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 15
Summer Hrs.
3
ENGL 2111, 2112 or 2113 3
Total hours 6

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
BIOL 2651 4
3
ACED 2400 or CS 1000 3
AREA D approved MATH or SCIENCE 3
Total hours 13
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
AREA D approved LAB SCIENCE 4
Total hours 14

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Constitution requirement. Apply to the Exercise Physiology program during term 2 in year 2 to begin the Exercise Physiology program during term 1 of year 3.

Year 3

First Block (Fall or Spring Admission) Hrs.
HSEP 3010 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
HSEP 3020 Assessments in Exercise Physiology 4
HSEP 3420 Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 3430 Kinesiology 3
HSEP 4060 Exercise Psychology 3
Total hours 16
Second Block (Spring or Summer Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3011 Exercise Testing and Prescription II 4
HSEP 3200 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance 3
HSEP 3650 Resistance Training Program Development 3
HSEP 4070 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
HSEP 4080 Exercise ECG 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Apply for graduation at the beginning of this term.

Year 4

Third Block (Summer or Fall Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3050 Care and Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries 3
HSEP 4050 Applied Resistance Training for Special Populations 3
HSEP 4140 Professional Practices in Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4510 Exercise Physiology Practicum 4
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Minimum final grade of C in all Exercise Physiology program courses to be eligible to enroll in HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship. Must complete a minimum of 400 hours (40 hours/week). Required to take a NCCA accredited national certification examination.