Students majoring in Sport and Exercise Science complete a combination of basic and applied science courses to explore how the human body functions during physical activity and exercise. As part of the curriculum, students will apply the principles and concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and exercise psychology to the study of the human body's responses and adaptations to acute and chronic bouts of physical activity and exercise. Your academic advisor will work with you to develop an educational plan that integrates all of the curriculum initiatives. 

Students have SPEX Elective options that will enhance their academic experience and better prepare them for graduate school and to work as industry professionals. Other coursework may be approved on an individual basis by the department, so please consult with your academic advisor for more information. 

Please take a moment to review the SPEX major requirements below, and click on each course to learn about prerequisites and terms offered. You can also access information about SPEX course offerings in the documents on the right sidebar of this page.


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