Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (B.E.S.S) Major in Exercise and Sports Science (Pre-Rehabilitation Sciences 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 is a 120 credit-hour degree program and blends rigorous basic sciences, athletic training, and exercise science courses relevant to physical rehabilitation. The main focus of this pre-professional program is to combine the prerequisite coursework required for entrance to a graduate-level allied health program with quality support courses from the Athletic Training and Exercise and Sports Science programs. This degree program will prepare students for several other graduate programs such as: Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Physician Assistant, Orthotic/Prosthetic, and Exercise Physiology.
  2. Graduate programs may require additional or modified prerequisite coursework for admission not included in this program. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and completing prerequisite requirements for professional graduate programs of interest. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.
  3. Students are advised to follow the approved 4-year academic plan provided by the College of Education Advising Center. Students must enroll in AT 3311/AT 3111 prior to enrolling in AT 3312/AT 3112, as AT 3311/AT 3111 are prerequisites.  Students are eligible to enroll in AT 4313/AT 4113 after AT 3311/AT 3111 and AT 3312/AT 3112 have been completed.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. Students in the Pre-Rehabilitation Sciences program must establish and maintain at least a 2.75 Texas State GPA in order to enroll in the following courses:
AT 3311Clinical Assessment I3
AT 3111Clinical Assessment I Laboratory1
AT 3312Clinical Assessment II3
AT 3112Clinical Assessment II Laboratory1
AT 4313Clinical Therapeutic Interventions3
AT 4113Clinical Therapeutic Interventions Lab1
AT 4360Internship in Clinical Settings 23

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314])3CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1
PSY 1300 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
Prescribed Elective4HIM 23603
US 11001PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
 AT 23563
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 2430 (TCCN BIOL 2404)4AT 24004
CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM CHEM 1312])3PHYS 1315 (TCCN PHYS PHYS 1301)3
CHEM 1142 (TCCN CHEM 1112)1PHYS 1115 (TCCN PHYS 1101)1
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
 17 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
AT 33113AT 33123
AT 31111AT 31121
PHYS 1325 (TCCN PHYS 1302)3ESS 33173
PHYS 1125 (TCCN PHYS 1102)1ESS 31171
ESS 33293ESS 33203
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3Select 1 of the following:3
PSY 3300 or 33153 
PSY 2301 (TCCN PSYC 2317)
 17 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
AT 43133AT 33583
AT 41131ESS 43173
NUTR 3362 or 33643Perscribed Electives6
Prescribed Electives5 
ESS 11791 
 13 12
Total Hours: 120