Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (B.E.S.S.) Major in Health and Fitness Management

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minor in Business Administration, which includes the following courses. An Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to enroll in advanced Business courses. A 2.0 GPA in the minor is required to graduate.
    ECO 2301Principles of Economics3
    ACC 2301Accounting in Organizations and Society3
    Select 12 elective hours from the following:12
    Legal Environment of Business
    Introduction to Management
    Fundamentals of Business Finance
    Principles of Marketing
    Total Hours18
  2. 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.
  3. 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 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 03033Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 03034
MATH 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1324])13POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3AT 23563
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3ESS 12012
US 11001ESS 11011
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 2430 (TCCN BIOL 2404)4ECO 2301 (TCCN ECON 1301)3
ACC 23013ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3ESS 11791
ESS 11001American History Component Code 0603
ESS/PFW Major Activity62PSY 1300, PFW 1301, or SOCI 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301])3
American History Component Code 0603PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ESS 33173ESS 43173
ESS 31171Major Elective3
Major Elective3Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3ESS 33203
ESS 33293ESS 43513
Support Elective3PH 33763
 16 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ESS 43183ESS 46606
ESS 43203 
ESS 43333 
Minor Elective6 
ESS 41001 
 16 6
Total Hours: 120

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


Students must complete ESS 4660. A 2.5 Overall GPA is required to enroll in the internship. All other coursework must be completed prior to the internship.


 Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 courses must be chosen from: BIO 1330, BIO 1331, CHEM 1341, CHEM 1342, PHYS 1315, and PHYS 1325, PHYS 1335, PHYS 1345. The Life and Physical Sciences lab must be chosen from: BIO 1130, BIO 1131, CHEM 1141, CHEM 1142, PHYS 1115, and PHYS 1125.


 Major Elective courses must be chosen from: ESS 3319, ESS 3323, ESS 3340, ESS 4324, and REC 4330.


Support Elective course must be chosen from:  NUTR 3362, NUTR 3364, PSY 3336, PSY 3350, and PSY 3361.


 ESS/PFW Major Activity courses must be chosen from: ESS 1172, ESS 1175, ESS 1176, ESS 1178, PFW 1110A, PFW 1110B, PFW 1110E, PFW 1110F, PFW 1110G, PFW 1130B, PFW 1135B, PFW 1155A, PFW 1155G, PFW 1155H, PFW 1155I, PFW 1160B, PFW 1160C, PFW 1190B, and PFW 1190C.