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
    Personal Financial Management
    Management of Organizations
    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 030334
MATH 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1324])3POSI 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