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Academic Program Guide

Exercise Physiology

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these with major course requirements. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Graduates will be able to evaluate, plan for and counsel individuals in the areas of fitness, athletics, and cardiac rehabilitation. Students are being prepared for advanced degree work in exercise physiology, physical therapy, and other health fields, including medical school and positions as personal trainers and health fitness instructors with both hospital-based wellness programs and corporate fitness programs.

Students must earn a grade of "C minus" or better in MAC 1114, MAC 1140, BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, CHM 1045, CHM 1045L, CHM 1046, CHM 1046L, either CHM 2210 or CHM 3217, PSY 2012 and STA 2122; a grade of "B minus" or better in HUN 1201; and a grade of "S" in PET 3102*. Students are allowed only a single repeat for only one of these courses.

*PET3102 is only offered at FSU; therefore, transfer students should take this course during their first semester enrolled at FSU.

Unless otherwise noted, a grade of "C minus" or better is required for all other coursework required for the major.

Mapping Coordinator: Amy Sanderson

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
PSY2012 General Psychology3
HUN1201 Science of Nutrition3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PSY2012 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
PET3102 Introduction to Exercise Science 1
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
BSC2010 Biological Science I and BSC2010 Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 and Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete HUN1201 ( ≥ B minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
BSC2011 Biological Sciences II 3
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
FAD2230 Family Relationships (1st college core course)3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 3
CHM1046 and Lab ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete BSC2010, 2010L ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I or CHM3217 One Semester Organic Chemistry and CHM3217 Lab3-4
BSC2011Biological Sciences II Lab2
STA2122 Applied Statistics 3
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete either CHM2210 or CHM3217 and Lab (≥ C minus). Note: If CHM2210 is taken, then you must complete CHM2211 and 2211L. If CHM3217 is taken you must complete CHM3217L.
Complete STA2122 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete BSC2011 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PET3102 (with grade of S)
Summer hrs
GE Ethics3
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
PET3322 Functional Anatomy and Physiology I 3
PET3322L Functional Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1
BCH3023 Survey of Biochemistry (or BCH 4053 General Biochemistry) 3-4
PHY2053C College Physics A with Lab4
Required Major Elective *3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete PET3322 and PET3322L ( ≥ C minus in each)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
PET3323C Functional Anatomy and Physiology II4
APK3110C Applied Exercise Physiology4
PHY2054C College Physics B with Lab4
SPC2608 Speech (or other approved Oral Communication Competency)3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete APK3110C ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
HUN3224 Intermediary Metabolism of Nutrients I3
PET4551C Exercise Testing and Prescription3
Required Major Elective *3
Elective (3000-4000 level)3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete HUN3224 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
HUN3226 Intermediary Metabolism of Nutrients II3
2nd college core course3
Required Major Elective *3
Required Milestones: Term 8
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
*Required Electives (select 3 of the following): HSC4711, PET3361, ATR3102, PET3932r, APK3113, PET4076, APK4400, APK3164, PET3932

Employment Information

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Exercise Leader, Fitness Instructor/Consultant, Corporate Fitness Manager, Exercise Testing Technician, Fitness Club Manager, Activities Director, Health & Fitness Advisor, Exercise Physiologist

Representative Employers: Athletic Teams, Hospitals, Fitness Centers, Private Practice, Health Organizations, Spas/Resorts, Health Departments.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract; either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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