Exercise Science is a multi-disciplinary program that applies scientific knowledge from anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, psychology, motor control, and biomechanics to understand how the human body functions during physical activity, and how the body adapts to exercise training. The Exercise Science program prepares students to acquire skills in fitness evaluation, exercise program design, and instructing functional movement patterns. Students who want to enter the undergraduate Exercise Science degree must choose one of two concentrations, Sports Conditioning or Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies.
About the Concentration in Clinical and Pre-Professional Studies
The objective of the Clinical and Pre-Professionals Studies concentration within the Exercise Science major is to prepare students for entry into clinical fields and/or graduate education. The Clinical & Pre-Professional Studies concentration focuses on developing knowledge and skills that are required for allied health professionals and professional degree graduate education.
- Incoming freshman may declare the Clinical and Pre-Professionals Studies concentration upon admission.
- Students with an established GPA at Montclair State University or another institution must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be admitted into the Clinical and Pre-Professionals Studies concentration.
Students with more than 60 credits may be admitted into the Clinical and Pre-Professionals Studies concentration by departmental permission
|Required Theory Courses|
|HLTH 101||Personal Health Issues||3|
|HPEM 150||Principles and Practice of Emergency Care||3|
|HPEM 199||Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education||1|
|EXSC 255||Research Methods and Data Interpretation||3|
|EXSC 300||Seminar I in Exercise Science||2|
|PEMJ 320||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|PEMJ 324||Basic Motor Learning||3|
|Required Activity Courses|
|PEMJ 131||Fitness Activities||3|
|EXSC 234||Leadership in Anaerobic Exercise||3|
|EXSC 331||Exercise Assessment and Prescription||4|
|Theory Specialization Core|
|EXSC 430||Exercise for Special Populations||3|
|EXSC 475||Foundations and Practices in Cardiac Rehabilitation||3|
|Exercise Science Collateral Courses|
|BIOL 112||Principles of Biology I||4|
|BIOL 244||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 245||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHEM 120||General Chemistry I||4|
|NUFD 182||Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective||3|
|PHYS 193||College Physics I||4|
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
All students must also fulfill the university general education requirements and complete at least 120 credits. Recommended free electives for those interested in PA, PT and OT: General Chemistry II CHEM 121 (4), College Physics II PHYS194 (4), Principles of Biology II BIOL 113 (4). For AT programs: ATTR 101(3), ATTR 240 (3). Other recommendations for free electives will be advised (e.g. EXSC 476 and EXSC 480). Those who do not pass the math readiness exam and chemistry readiness exam must take MATH 100 as prerequisite for BIOL 112, CHEM 120, and PHYS 193. Those who do not pass the chemistry readiness exam must take CHEM 106 before CHEM 120.