Exercise Science

Exercise Science:  https://hes.appstate.edu

BS, Transfer Guide/BDP

Exercise science prepares students to work in exercise-related areas by examining the effects of exercise and physical activity on the human body. The Exercise Science (BS) degree is primarily for students who prefer to have a more flexible career path with multiple options. The extensive choices within the Exercise Science electives and Interdisciplinary electives provide the foundation required for immediate employment in the fitness/wellness industry or for successful admission to graduate or professional schools.

Courses taken at community college:

MAT 171

CHM 151 & 152

PSY 150

PHY 151 (PHY 152 is not required for the major but many grad programs require it)

BIO 111

BIO 168 & 169

BIO 155 OR NUT 110

Articulation Agreement for Health & Fitness Science (AAS) with the following community colleges - CVCC, CP, Gaston, Sandhills & Wake Tech.

Students who are applying for admission under an articulation agreement are required to contact Appalachian to relay that information.  Students should either email transfer@appstate.edu or call 828-262-7877.

The HES Department also offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT) graduate program. Undergraduate ES majors who are interested in pursuing Accelerated Master's to the MS-AT program should pay close attention to the recommended course sequencing and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Howard early in their academic career. Direct students to the MS-AT Prospective Students page for more information. NUT: Wellness majors who minor in ES can also complete the MS-AT prerequisite courses; see this draft four year plan. NOTE: ASU's Health Professions Advising's website also has a MS-AT page.