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

Minimum required: 120 semester 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.
AT 23563
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
ESS 12012
Life & Physical Sciences4
Life & Physical Sciences4
MATH 131913
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
US 11001
ACC 230113
BIO 243014
Select one of the following:3
ECO 230113
Select one of the following:3
ESS 11001
ESS 11791
ESS/PFW Major Activity1
ESS/PFW Major Activity1
ESS/PFW Major Activity1
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
PHIL 1305 or 13203
PSY 13003
ESS 33173
ESS 31171
ESS 33203
ESS 33293
ESS 43203
ESS 43513
H ED 33763
Major Elective3
Major Elective3
Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3
Support Elective3
ESS 43173
ESS 43183
ESS 43193
Minor Elective3
Minor Elective3
ESS 466026
Total Hours: 120

Life and Physical Sciences

Select 8 hours (i.e., two courses and two corresponding labs) of the following:
Functional Biology
Functional Biology Laboratory
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry Laboratory I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Laboratory II
General Physics I
General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
General Physics II Laboratory

Major Elective

ESS 1310Introduction to Exercise and Sports Science3
ESS 3321Teaching Elementary Children Physical Activity3
ESS 3340Theory and Principles of Coaching3
ESS 3323Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise of Sport Sciene3
ESS 4324Adapted Physical Activity3
REC 4330Entrepreneurial Recreation Management3

Support Elective

NUTR 3362Nutrition and Health3
NUTR 3364The Science of Nutrition and Exercise3
PSY 3336Sport Psychology3
PSY 3350Cognitive Behavioral Therapies3
PSY 3361Health Psychology3

ESS/PFW Major Activity

ESS 1172Beginning Field Sports1
ESS 1175Beginning Jogging and Conditioning1
ESS 1176Beginning Tennis, Badminton, and Other Racket Sports1
ESS 1178Beginning Volleyball and Basketball1
PFW 1110AAerobic Conditioning1
PFW 1110BGroup Fitness1
PFW 1110EBeginning Jogging & Conditioning1
PFW 1110FFitness Conditioning 1
PFW 1110GBeginning Weight Lifting1
PFW 1130BSoccer1
PFW 1135BAquatic-Conditioning1
PFW 1155AIndoor Racket Sports1
PFW 1155GRacquetball1
PFW 1155HBeginning Tennis1
PFW 1155IIntermediate Tennis1
PFW 1160BBeginning Volleyball1
PFW 1160CIntermediate Volleyball1
PFW 1190BBeginning Swimming1
PFW 1190CIntermediate Swimming1