Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Curriculum

The B.S. in Exercise Science in the School of Nursing, prepares students for careers in adult fitness and personal training, the assessment, design and implementation of individual & group exercise and fitness programs for both healthy and those with controlled disease.  Graduates are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions and motivating individuals to attain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion.

Curriculum

Exercise Science Prerequisites: 57 credits

  • BIOL 101/111 General Biology I Lecture/Lab (4)
  • BIOL 102/112 General Biology II Lecture/Lab (4)
  • CHEM 101/111 General Chemistry A Lecture/Lab (4)
  • CHEM 102/112 General Chemistry B Lecture/Lab (4)
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology (3)
  • STAT 103 Statistics (3)
  • CHEM 223/225 Organic Chemistry A Lecture/Lab (4)
  • CHEM 224/226 Organic Chemistry  B Lecture/Lab (4)
  • PSYC 273 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • BIOL 242 Human Structure and Function I Lecture and Lab (4)
  • BIOL 243 Human Structure and Function II Lecture and Lab (4)
  • PHYS 111 College Physics I Lecture/Lab (4)
  • PHYS 112 College Physics II Lecture/Lab(4)
  • EXCM 101 Introduction to Exercise Physiology Lecture/Lab (4)
  • EXCM 201 Physiology of Exercise Lecture/Lab (4)

Remaining University Core Curriculum: 37 credits

  • College Writing Requirement (3)
  • Artistic Knowledge (3)
  • Historical Knowledge (6)
  • Literary Knowledge and Experience (6)
  • Philosophical Knowledge (6)
  • Societal/Cultural Understanding (3)
  • Theological and Religious Studies (6)
  • University 101 (1)
  • Ethics (3)

Exercise Science Major Courses: 31 credits

Junior Year

  • EXCM 301- Advanced Physiology (3)
  • EXCM 345- Therapeutic Exercise (3)
  • EXCM 364- Introduction to Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription (w/lab) (4)
  • EXCM 352- Musculoskeletal Assessment & Strength Testing with lab (4)
  • EXCM 342- Physical Growth, Development & Nutrition (3)

Senior Year

  • EXCM 390- Psychology of Health and Exercise (3)
  • EXCM 382- Clinical Research Methods, Design & Ethics (3)
  • EXCM 385- Kinesiology & Sports Biomechanics with lab (4)
  • EXCM 395- Clinical Internship & Patient Management (4)

 

TOTAL: 125 credits