Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
The Exercise Science Program, housed in the Department of Kinesiology, strives to impart the knowledge, skills and professional qualities necessary to pursue career opportunities in the sport and exercise settings as well as promote health and wellness as a part of lifelong learning. The department combines the values of a liberal arts education with specific content in the areas of Exercise Science.
Graduates of the Kinesiology Department will:
- Demonstrate the abilities associated with being an independent learner and critical thinker.
- Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate both orally and in writing
- Demonstrate pre-professional skills and qualities evidenced through a practical culminating experience.
- Internship requirement – off campus
- Coaching Certificate
B.S. Degree in Exercise Science
The Department of Kinesiology strives to impart the knowledge, skills and professional qualities necessary to pursue career opportunities in the sport and exercise settings as well as promote health and wellness as a part of lifelong learning. The department combines the values of a liberal arts education with specific content in the areas of Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Sport Management. Exercise Science students appropriately apply the skills and knowledge obtained through the science based coursework that includes investigation of the body’s response to exercise and exercise programming (based on ACSM standards and guidelines).
All students enrolled in Exercise Science program:
- Must complete a minimum of 100 clock hours of documented field observation as a part of internship eligibility.
- For internship eligibility requirements: attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with KN; attain a minimum grade of “C” in all MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES; must have an earned cumulative GPA of 2.0; must have an earned GPA of 2.5 for ALL courses with the KN index; must be a declared major in on of the department’s programs; and have final approval of the Kinesiology Department Faculty. All interns must have a current CPR/AED certification during the internship experience. If the site supervisor for the internship deems it unnecessary, a written statement to the fact must be submitted to the intern’s college supervisor (academic advisor). All internship site supervisors and facilities must meet the approval of the Kinesiology Department Faculty. The internship requirement is a minimum of 400 clock hours.
- NO transfer credits will be accepted from community college level course work for 300 and 400 level courses. Acceptance of ANY transfer credits is the discretion of the Wesley College Office of the Registrar and the Kinesiology Department Faculty.
- Any current Wesley College student no initially declared as a major in one of the department’s programs, must have an accumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to be accepted (change major) into either program.
Graduates of the Exercise Science program:
- Demonstrate the knowledge based on ACSM standards and guidelines that include investigation of the body’s response to exercise and exercise programing.
- Demonstrate the skills utilized for appropriate assessment and exercise recommendation applications.
- Demonstrate the necessary professional qualities for pursuit of diverse career or graduate opportunities that relate to the Exercise Science area.
Academic Progress Policy
(effective as of A.Y. 2012-13)
The Kinesiology Department has developed the following policy regarding continuation within the curriculum programs (Exercise Science and Sport Management):
- If a student within the Kinesiology majors fails the same KN course requirement* twice, the student can no longer major in the KN program. If conditions change in regards to coursework, the student may apply for readmission into the major via letter of request. The letter must be submitted to the Chairperson of the department of Kinesiology for review and pending approval by the Kinesiology Department faculty. Submission of a letter to request consideration for readmission to the program does not guarantee acceptance.
- If by the conclusion of the 5th semester in the program, a student major has a GPA for the KN(PE) courses of less than 2.0, the student can no longer major in KN.
*The KN course requirement per internship eligibility and graduation specifications is that a “C” or higher grade must be earned. An earned grade less than “C” is considering failing by the department. This is in compliance with the requirement of “C” or higher in all KN courses for internship eligibility and graduation.