Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (B.E.S.S) Major in Exercise and Sports Science (Pre-Rehabilitation Sciences Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester 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-level 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 3311/3111 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. A 2.75 Texas State GPA is required to graduate.
  5. 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. 
  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 

AT 23563
BIO 13303
BIO 11301
MATH 13153
CHEM 13413
CHEM 11411
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
HIM 23603
PHIL 1305 or 13203
PSY 13003
US 11001
BIO 243034
HIST 13103
CHEM 13423
CHEM 11421
COMM 13103
ESS 33173
ESS 31171
ESS 33203
ESS 33293
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
AT 33113
AT 31111
AT 33123
AT 31121
AT 33583
PT 34004
ESS 11281
ESS 11791
NUTR 3362 or 336433
PHYS 13153
PHYS 11151
Select one of the following: 3
Prescribed Electives13
AT 43133
AT 41131
ESS 43173
HIST 13203
PHYS 13253
PHYS 11251
PSY 3300 or 33153
Select one of the following: 3
Select one of the following: 3
Prescribed Electives17
Total Hours: 120

Prescribed Elective courses must be chosen from: ANTH 3311, AT 4360, BIO 1331, BIO 1131,CHEM 2341, CHEM 2141, CHEM 2342, CHEM 2142, ESS 3323, H ED 3348, REC 1310, SOCI 1310, SOCI 3363


 AT 4360 is a highly recommended elective and has the following pre-requisites for enrollment: minimum 2.75 Texas State GPA; AT 3311, AT 3111, AT 3312, AT 3112, AT 4313, and AT 4113. Therefore, students should plan to take AT 4360 in their last semester of coursework.


While not recommended, previously completed courses in some areas can be substituted for the following degree requirements: