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Requirements
The admission criteria for the exercise science degree completion program includes a minimum cumulative and exercise science admission GPA of 2.75 and 25 completed hours. Students must complete an additional application to the School of Education in their first semester of enrollment. Please consult your Edwards Campus advisor for questions concerning admission requirements.

These courses must be taken prior to admission to the Exercise Science program at KU Edwards.

Course Credit Hr. KU Code
College Algebra1
OR
Precalculus1
OR
Calculus I1
3 MATH 101
OR
MATH 104
OR
MATH 115/125
Principles of Biology and Lab1
OR
Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology1
4 BIOL 100 and BIOL 102
OR
BIOL 150
Human Anatomy 3 BIOL 240
Principles of Physiology 3 BIOL 246
English Composition I1 3 ENGL 101
English Composition II1 3 ENGL 102
Public Speaking1 3 COMS 130
General Psychology* 3 PSYC 104
Intro to Exercise Science 3 HSES 269

1Must have a minimum grade of “C”
*Courses fulfill psychology minor, speak with academic advisor for details

These courses can be taken in conjunction with post-admission exercise science curriculum.

Course Credit Hr KU Code
Trigonometry1  2 MATH 103
Intro to Ethics 3 PHIL 160
Principles of Nutrition2 3 HSES 330
Basic Microbiology
OR
Fundamentals of Microbiology2
3 BIOL 200
OR
BIOL 400
Basic Microbiology Lab
OR
Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab2
2 BIOL 203
OR
BIOL 402
Human Anatomy Lab 2 BIOL 241
Principles of Human Physiology Lab 2 BIOL 247
General Chemistry I 5 CHEM 130
General Chemistry II 5 CHEM 135
College Physics I 4 PHSX 114
College Physics II 4 PHSX 115
Any KU Core Goal 3 Arts & Humanities 3 GE3H
Any KU Core Goal 4.1 3 AE41
Any KU Core Goal 4.2 3 AE42

1 Not required if student has completed Precalculus or Calculus I or higher.
2 This course can be taken at KU Edwards.

Transfer Credit

  • A maximum of 64 hours from community or junior colleges count within the minimum cumulative credit hour requirement.
  • Only transfer grades of C or higher count toward KU degree requirements.
  • Courses graded credit/no-credit or pass/fail are not accepted.
  • Visit KU’s transfer credit website to ensure your transfer credits will count toward the KU degree.

KU Core
KU Core is the university-wide curriculum that all incoming students will fulfill as part of their degree, in addition to degree-specific and major requirements. Visit KU Core for more information.

Please see the program advisor for additional details.


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Attend our Oct. 25
Exercise Science
Open House.

Questions

Lauren McEnaney
​Exercise Science Advisor
Prehealth Advisor
913-897-8522
exsciedws@ku.edu

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Here's what our students have to say...

Test11

The exercise science program at Edwards campus is closer to home and the small class sizes make it a unique and more personal experience.

Samantha Meier, Exercise Science Student

Rhiannon Clark Testimonial

The exercise science program has been a wonderful choice for me. The information focuses on the things I am eager to learn about and the instructors are very knowledgeable.

Rhiannon Clark, exercise science student