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Exercise Physiology Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Medicine
Areas of Emphasis: Aquatic Therapy, Health Professions
Pathways: Healthcare, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Looking for a pre-medical or pre-dental program? This major combines basic science knowledge with clinical applications, including courses like human anatomy with a dissection cadaver lab.

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 101 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • EXPH 100 Orientation: Exercise Physiology 1
    1
  • MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
  • HN&F 171 Introduction to Human Nutrition Exclamation Point
    3
  • Elective
    1
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • EXPH 101 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
    1
  • MATH 128 Plane Trigonometry Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    1
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Monday Night Lights

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Join an intramural team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • EXPH 240 Medical Terminology
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • PSIO 241 Elementary Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • EXPH 364 Kinesiology Exclamation Point
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • ATTR 121 Sport Injury Control and Management
    3
  • PSYC 241 Introduction to Human Development Exclamation Point
    3
  • EXPH 370 Writing for Exercise Science
    3
  • EXPH 386 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • EXPH 388 Physiology of Exercise Laboratory 1 Exclamation Point
    1
  • Electives
    2
15
Spring
  • CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry: Brief Course Exclamation Point
    4
  • EXPH 369 Strength/Conditioning Methods Exclamation Point
    4
  • EXPH 387 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 2
    3
  • EXPH 389 Advanced Physiology of Exercise Laboratory 2
    1
  • EXPH 493 Special Topics
    1-6
13
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the Core Arboretum

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a leader in your club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • EXPH 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
Spring
  • EXPH 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
  • EXPH 475 Industry Organization in Exercise Physiology
    3
  • Electives
    8
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Join an intramural team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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