The concentration emphasizes sports health to prepare for Professional schools such as Athletic training or Physical therapy. Additional coursework may be required for entry into such programs.  See the Pre professional Advising office for additional information.

Biological Sciences, Exercise Physiology Concentration, BS Requirements:
  • Biological Sciences, Exercise Physiology concentration BS degree requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher (39 credits includes courses taken at the 300+ level in major, minor (if chosen), Pre professional area and electives).
  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • Unless otherwise noted a C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Degree Requirements
Freshmen Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Speech3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Humanities, 2nd Fine art or 2nd Literature: Choose one 13
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any WLC course 100 or 200 level 4
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
2nd Literature 1
2nd Fine Art
Mathematics and Science11-12
Mathematics: Choose one 23-4
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose one Physics sequence8
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS II
or
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
History and Social Behavioral Sciences12
History: Choose one 13
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two6
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
2nd History or 3rd Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one 33
2nd History 1
3rd Social and Behavioral Science 3
Pre Professional6
Computer Science: Choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING
Biology Core 518
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
SENIOR CAPSTONE
Exercise Physiology Concentration Requirements18
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
KINESIOLOGY & BIOMECHANICS
BYS elective course 300+ level or higher, 2 credits or more
Exercise Physiology Minor Requirements25-29
Chemistry Requirement: Select one option11-15
Option 1:11
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
or
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
and
ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY
Option 2:15
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY
Option 3:15
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY
Kinesiology Requirements14
ATHLC INJURY PREVENTION & CARE
HEALTH & WELLNESS CONCEPTS
NUTRITION FOR FITNESS & SPORT
EXER TEST & PRECR HEALTHY POP
EXER TEST & PRECR SPECIAL POP
TEACHING FITNESS & WELLNESS
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
or Any 400 + level KIN course
Elective Courses15-20
Additional Elective courses 100+ level to reach 128 credit hours. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
Total Semester Hours128
1

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208, EH 209 + EH 210, EH 242 + EH 208, EH 242 + EH 210, HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite MA 112 and/or MA 113 Mathematics courses may be required. If the student intends to pursue a course of study requiring more advanced mathematics background, MA 171 is recommended. Otherwise, MA 120 may be used to meet this requirement.

3

No more than 6 credit hours can be taken in a single discipline.

4

For choices see the World Languages and Cultures department.

5

Biology pre requisites require a minimum grade of D- or higher. BYS 301 and BYS 314 pre requisites require a minimum grade of C- or higher.

Sample four year plan for Biological Sciences, Exercise Physiology Concentration, BS degree:

Note: This is only an example and variations are possible.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
BYS 119
119L
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
BYS 120
120L
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
4
CH 123
CH 126
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
Fine Art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
BYS 100INTRO HEALTH PROFESSIONS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 2
Fall
BYS 219
219L
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
and LABORATORY
4
CH 201
CH 205
ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
4
Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Social/Behavioral science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
KIN 240HEALTH WELLNESS CONCEPTS 3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Spring
BYS 300
300L
CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and CELL & DEVELOPMENT BIO LAB
4
CH 301ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY 3
Humanities, 2nd Fine art or 2nd Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
History  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Social/Behavioral Science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
BYS 313
313L
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
and LABORATORY
4
PH 101
101L
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
4
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
2nd History or 3rd Social/Behavioral science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Elective  2
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
BYS 314
314L
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
and ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY II LAB
4
PH 102
102L
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
KIN 210ATHLC INJURY PREVENTION CARE 3
KIN 300NUTRITION FOR FITNESS SPORT 3
Elective  2
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
BYS 401
401L
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
4
BYS 402KINESIOLOGY BIOMECHANICS 4
KIN 351EXER TEST PRECR HEALTHY POP 3
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
Elective  3
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Spring
BYS 403ADV EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 4
Or BYS 300+ elective course, 3 or 4 credits
  
BYS 490SENIOR CAPSTONE 2
CS 100INTRO COMPUTERS PROGRAM 3
  or CS 102  or INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING 
  or CS 103  or INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA 
Elective-PY 300/300L strongly recommended  4
KIN 352EXER TEST PRECR SPECIAL POP 3
  or KIN 363  or TEACHING FITNESS & WELLNESS 
  or KIN 370  or ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
or Any 400 + level KIN Course
  
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
 Total Semester Hours: 129