Exercise Science (B.S.)

Exercise Science (B.S.)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Major: Kinesiology

Concentration: Exercise Science

Total Hours: 120

Program Coordinator: Daniel Chilek, (409) 880-8707, drchilek@lamar.edu, HHPA 106A

Entrance Requirements for all Undergraduate Majors

  • Entering freshmen who meet the university’s general entrance requirements may be admitted to the Department of Health and Kinesiology.
  • Transfer students who wish to enter the Exercise Science program must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all work attempted.


The Exercise Science program of study has two track options; pre-fitness and pre-professional programs. The pre-fitness track serves to prepare the student for a career in a variety of corporate fitness, wellness settings or athletic training. The pre-professional track serves to prepare students for graduate programs in Physical or Occupational Therapy, Medicine or Physician Assistant and Law programs. The course of study leading to the baccalaureate degree encompasses several areas:

  1. The required block of general education core courses - 42 semester hours, and,
  2. A student must have junior status and have successfully completed BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II, KINT 2378 Applied Fitness Concepts, KINT 2371 Functional Anatomy/Physiology and KINT 3330 Exercise Physiology prior to enrolling in higher-level courses.  A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each of the pre-professional and professional theory courses.  The required block of professional courses to include six hours of course work in either the pre-professional or pre-fitness track & six hours of electives (KINT, HLTH, & NUTR) – 66 hours, and,
  3. The block of emphasis area courses from either personal fitness (management, nutrition, community or athletic training) or pre-professional (prerequisites course work for professional graduate programs). - 12 hours.