Exercise Science - Fitness Professional Track, B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 14 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
MATH 1011: Pre-calculus
Pathways Required Core. (Depending on Math placement, some students may be required to take MATH 1012 in lieu of MATH 1011, or MATH 1006 prior to MATH 1011. See an advisor to confirm your math placement.)
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
CHEM 1200: General Chemistry I (Lecture)
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core. Depending on Math placement, some students may be required to take CHEM 1050 & CHEM 2050, in a two-term sequence, in lieu of CHEM 1100.)
3.5 US Experience in its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3
CHEM 1201: General Chemistry I (Lab)
Major
1.5 PHYS 1100: General Physics I
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Scientific World)
5
KINS 3000: Introduction to Kinesiology
Major
3    
KINS 3005: First Aid and Safety
Major
2    

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16.5 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16.5 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 KINS 3285: Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
Major
4.5
KINS 3281: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option)
4.5 BUS 3400 or ECON 3400 or PSYC 3400 or POLS 3422
Major (PSYC 3400 recommended)
3
HNSC 1200: Fundamentals of Nutrition
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective (PSYC 1000 recommended)
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 KINS 4250: Biomechanics
Major
3
KINS 3290: Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Major
3 KINS 4402: Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Major
3
KINS 4200W: Physiology of Exercise
Major
3 KINS 4500: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
KINS 4400: Fitness Program Management
Major
3 KINS 4760: Internship in Exercise Science
KINS 4760
3
KINS 4510: Advanced Principles of Physical Activity
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
KINS 4520: Advanced Principles of Physical Activity
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

33 Pathways Credits*

57 Major Credits

30 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Health & Nutrition Sciences
433 West Quad
Patricia Cai
ppcai@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Exercise Science (Fitness Professional) major includes three courses (CHEM 1200, KINS 3281, and PHYS 1100) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Exercise Science (Fitness Professional) only need to complete 33 additional Pathways credits.

The Exercise Science Fitness Professional Track provides a strong background in exercise testing and exercise training. As such, graduates should be well prepared to enter the fields of fitness and wellness, strength and conditioning, and will also have completed most of the prerequisite courses for various Health Related Professions (e.g., Physical Therapy).

Students must earn a C or higher in both KINS 3281 and KINS 3285 to continue to KINS 3290, KINS 4200W, KINS 4250, KINS 4400, KINS 4402, KINS 4500, KINS 4510, KINS 4520, KINS 4760.

*Please note "KINS 4510: Advanced Principles of Physical Activity: Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Training," and "KINS 4520: Advanced Principles of Physical Activity: Strength/ Resistance Training," are only offered once a year, in the fall semester.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Health & Nutrition Sciences
433 West Quad
Patricia Cai
ppcai@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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