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:
  • All students are encouraged to see an advisor after completion of 24 credits.
  • 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

Charger Foundations Requirements
*Please see Area V for CoS requirements that can also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations Requirements.

Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.

Area V: Pre Professional Requirements 

Courses in this area may also fulfill Charger Foundations requirements
Communications: 3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Calculus - choose one:3-4
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
CALCULUS A
Physics Sequence Choose one:8
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
&
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
OR
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
&
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
Computer Programming - choose one:3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING

Major Requirements (Note: An Exercise Physiology Minor is required for this concentration)

Biology Core 518
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
and RECITATION
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
and RECITATION
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
and LABORATORY
and RECITATION
CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and CELL & DEVELOPMENT BIO LAB
SENIOR CAPSTONE
Exercise Physiology Concentration Requirements18
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
and LABORATORY
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
and ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY II LAB
BYS Elective Course 300 level or higher, 2 credits or more

 Exercise Physiology Minor Requirements

General Chemistry and lab4
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
Organic Chemistry and lab4
ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
Biochemistry3
ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY
GENERAL 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

Electives 

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.

Overall Requirements

All College of Science degrees must have at least 128 credits
At least 39 of the 128 credits must be at the 300+ level. These may be taken in any area including electives.
Total Semester Hours128
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
FYE 101SCHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE 1
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
BYS 119
119L
119R
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
and RECITATION
4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
  or MA 120  or MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS 
BYS 100INTRO HEALTH PROFESSIONS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
BYS 120
120L
120R
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
and RECITATION
4
CH 123
CH 126
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
Fine Art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
KIN 260FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY 3
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Year 2
Fall
BYS 219
219L
219R
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
and LABORATORY
and RECITATION
4
CH 201
CH 205
ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and ELEM ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
4
PY 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I 3
KIN 240HEALTH WELLNESS CONCEPTS 3
Elective  1
Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
BYS 300
300L
CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and CELL & DEVELOPMENT BIO LAB
4
BYS 215
215L
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
and HA&P I LABORATORY
4
PY 201LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT 3
History  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 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
BYS 216
216L
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
and HA&P II LABORATORY
4
PH 101
101L
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
4
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
KIN 210ATHLC INJURY PREVENTION CARE 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 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Spring
KIN 327
KIN 328
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
and EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
4
PH 102
102L
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
KIN 300NUTRITION FOR FITNESS SPORT 3
2nd History or 3rd Social/Behavioral science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Year 4
Fall
BYS 320MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
KIN 351EXER TEST PRECR HEALTHY POP 3
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
PY 300
300L
PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS
and PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS LAB
4
Literature   
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
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 credit hours of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
BYS 301ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY 3
  or CH 301  or ELEMENTARY BIOCHEMISTRY 
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 
  or CS 104  or INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON 
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
  
Humanities, 2nd Fine art or 2nd Literature  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
 Total Semester Hours: 128