Exercise Physiology (B.S.)

These maps are term-by-term sample course schedules. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as general guidelines to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester core matriculation). The courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. The Exercise Physiology program accepts students during fall and spring semesters only. There is no summer admission into the BS Exercise Physiology Jr/Sr curriculum.


Students admitted in the spring BS Exercise Physiology cohort must take summer classes in the Jr/Sr curriculum. Students admitted into the BS Exercise Physiology fall cohort have the option of summer courses in the Jr/Sr curriculum.

For more information contact the Director, B.S. Exercise Physiology Degree, Dr. Mark J. Kasper, e-mail: mkasper@valdosta.edu or Office Location: Health Science and Business Administration Room 2019

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1XXX 3
AREA D Approved VSU Core MATH or SCIENCE 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
AREA D Approved VSU Core MATH or SCIENCE 4
PERS 2XXX 2
AREA F Approved BSEP AREA F 3 - 4
Total hours 15 - 16

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Completion of Georgia Constitution and Georgia History Requirement

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
BIO 2651 4
AREA F Approved BSEP AREA F 3 - 4
Total hours 13 - 14
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
POLS 1101 3
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
AREA F 3 - 4
AREA F 3
Total hours 16 - 17

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits.

Year 3

First Block (Fall or Spring Admission) Hrs.
HSEP 3010 Exercise Testing and Prescription I 3
HSEP 3020 Fitness Testing 4
HSEP 3420 Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 3430 Structural Kinesiology 3
HSEP 4160 Exercise Psychology 3
Total hours 16
Second Block (Spring or Summer Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3011 Exercise Testing and Prescription II 4
HSEP 3200 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance 3
HSEP 3650 Resistance Training and Program Development I 3
HSEP 4070 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
HSEP 4080 Exercise ECG 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Apply for graduation at the beginning of this term.

Year 4

Third Block (Summer or Fall Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3050 Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries 3
HSEP 4050 Resistance Training and Program Development II 3
HSEP 4140 Professional Practices in Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4510 Exercise Physiology Practicum 4
Total hours 16
Fourth Block (Fall or Spring Term) Hrs.
HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Minimum final grade of C in all Exercise Physiology program courses to be eligible to enroll in HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship.

Schedules with Summer Matriculation

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
AREA D Approved VSU core MATH or SCIENCE 4
MATH 1XXX 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 12
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
AREA D Approved VSU core MATH or SCIENCE 4
PERS 2XXX 2
AREA F Approved BSEP AREA F 3 - 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
Total hours 15 - 16
Summer Hrs.
AREA F Approved BSEP AREA F 3 - 4
AREA F Approved BSEP AREA F 3 - 4
ENGL 2111, 2112 or 2113 3
Total hours 9 - 11

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
BIOL 2651 4
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
AREA F Approved BSEP AREA F 3 - 4
AREA D approved VSU Core MATH or SCIENCE 3 - 4
Total hours 13 - 15
Spring Hrs.
BIOL 2652 4
AREA C ELECTIVE 3
AREA E ELECTIVE 3
AREA D approved VSU Core MATH or SCIENCE 3 - 4
Total hours 14 - 15

Milestones: Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits. Complete Georgia History requirement. Complete Georgia Constitution requirement.

Year 3

First Block (Fall or Spring Admission) Hrs.
HSEP 3010 Exercise Testing and Prescription I 3
HSEP 3020 Fitness Testing 4
HSEP 3420 Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 3430 Structural Kinesiology 3
HSEP 4160 Exercise Psychology 3
Total hours 16
Second Block (Spring or Summer Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3011 Exercise Testing and Prescription II 4
HSEP 3200 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance 3
HSEP 3650 Resistance Training and Program Development I 3
HSEP 4070 Exercise Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3
HSEP 4080 Exercise ECG 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: C or better in all Exercise Physiology courses. Apply for graduation at the beginning of this term.

Year 4

Third Block (Summer or Fall Term) Hrs.
HSEP 3050 Prevention of Exercise-Related Injuries 3
HSEP 4050 Resistance Training and Program Development II 3
HSEP 4140 Professional Practices in Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4210 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HSEP 4510 Exercise Physiology Practicum 4
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship 12
Total hours 12

Milestones: Minimum final grade of C in all Exercise Physiology program courses to be eligible to enroll in HSEP 4550 Exercise Physiology Internship.