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EXERCISE SCIENCE (AS TO BS)

Effective Date: 6/21/2019 - 7/31/2020

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Science degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate EXERCISE SCIENCE (AS TO BS) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression

General Education Core
Written Communications (WC): 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
Oral Communications (OC): 3 Credit Hours
OC Course 3
Heritage (HR): 3 Credit Hours
Heritage Course 3
Humanities (HU): 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Course 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB): 6 Credit Hours
PSY 110 (3) or SOC 101 (3) 3
SB Course 3
Natural Sciences (NS): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
BIO 137 (4) 4
BIO 139 (4) 4
Quantitative Reasoning (QR): 6 Credit Hours
MAT 150 (3) 3
QR Course 3
Total Credit Hours  35
Associate in Science Requirements
QR/NS Course 3
General Education Core (GE) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours  9
Electives
DLC Elective 3
NFS 101 (3) 3
KHP 190 (2) 2
Elective 3
Elective 3
CHE 130 (3) or CHE 170 (4) 4
Total Credit Hours  18

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allows KCTCS graduates to transfer AS coursework from KCTCS into the Exercise Science program at WKU. Note: Students selecting CHE 130 also need to take CHE 135.

The major in Exercise Science requires a minimum of 55 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. To be admitted to the exercise science program, students must have: completed 39-40 hours of coursework; completed the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher: EXS 122, 223, 296, HMD 211 (NFS 101), SFTY 171 (KHP 190), BIOL 131 (BIO 137 & 139), CHEM 109 or CHEM 120/121 (CHE 130 and 135 or 170), MATH 116 (MAT 150), PSY/PSYS 100 (PSY 110) or SOCL 100 (SOC 101) or GERO 100; have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5; submit application materials by the application date in order to be fully considered for entrance into the program. A complete application packet would include: (1) application, (2) prerequisite coursework worksheet, and (3) resume.

Student must maintain a grade of C or above in all major courses, and satisfy WKU graduation requirements.

Those with questions about the WKU Exercise Science program may contact:
School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
College of Health and Human Services
Phone: 270-745-5857
Email: krs@wku.edu

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression

Western Kentucky University Courses
EXS 122 (3) 3
EXS 223 (3) 3
EXS 296 (3) 3
EXS 310 (3) 3
EXS 313 (3) 3
EXS 420 (4) 4
EXS 446 (4) 4
EXS 496 (6) or EXS 498 (6) 6
EXS 455 (3) 3
EXS 311 (3) 3
Elective 3
EXS 325 (3) 3
PE 312 (3) 3
Elective 3
EXS 324 (3) 3
EXS 412 (4) 4
EXS 436 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours  60

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Exercise Science program may contact:
School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
College of Health and Human Services
Phone: 270-745-5857
Email: krs@wku.edu


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