Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (B.E.S.S.) Major in Exercise and Sports Science (Clinical Exercise Science Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (B.E.S.S.) degree with a major in Exercise and Sports Science program is designed to prepare graduates for study towards a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, or a similar field of study. Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.
  2. This degree program can lead to careers in cardiopulmonary, clinical exercise, and diagnostic testing and programming for cardiac rehabilitation and other special populations. Additional requirements may be necessary to enter these fields.
  3. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course but will be required to earn an additional free elective, if needed, to reach the 120 minimum total hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  4. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
AT 23563
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
BIO 243014
COMM 1310 (Component Area OptionCode 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ESS 11001
ESS 11011
ESS/PFW Major Activity41
ESS/PFW Major Activity41
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
US 11001
PH 13203
 33
SophomoreHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
ESS 11791
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 03034
American History Component Code 0606
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 03034
NUTR 336213
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
PH 23403
 33
JuniorHours
Clinical Elective53
AT 33583
ENG 33033
ESS 33173
ESS 31171
ESS 33203
ESS 33293
ESS 43203
ESS 43513
Life and Physical Sciences34
PH 43363
 32
SeniorHours
ESS 33193
ESS 43213
ESS 43193
ESS 466126
Clinical Elective Choose 256
ESS 41011
 22
Total Hours: 120