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:
    ECO 2301Principles of Economics3
    ACC 2301Accounting in Organizations and Society3
    Select 12 elective hours from the following:12
    Legal Environment of Business
    Personal Financial Management
    Management of Organizations
    Principles of Marketing
    Total Hours18
    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.
  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 

AT 23563
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ESS 12012
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 03034
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 03034
MATH 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)13
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
US 11001
ACC 230113
BIO 243014
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ECO 2301 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)13
ENG Literature (Component Area OptionCode 090/094)3
ESS 11001
ESS 11791
ESS/PFW Major Activity61
ESS/PFW Major Activity61
ESS/PFW Major Activity61
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
PSY 13003
ESS 33173
ESS 31171
ESS 33203
ESS 33293
ESS 43203
ESS 43513
H ED 33763
Major Elective43
Major Elective43
Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3
Support Elective53
ESS 43173
ESS 43183
ESS 43193
Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3
ESS 466026
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 courses must be chosen from: BIO 1330, BIO 1130, CHEM 1341, CHEM 1141, CHEM 1342, CHEM 1142, PHYS 1315, PHYS 1115, PHYS 1325, and PHYS 1125.


 Major Elective courses must be chosen from: ESS 1310, ESS 3321, 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.