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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S.E.S. in Exercise Science


The B.S.E.S. degree program is designed for students entering allied health and fitness professions. With the degree, careers as health and fitness directors within private, municipal, corporate, and hospital- based fitness and health promotion centers are available. Students completing the B.S. degree often continue their education in exercise science, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and other health- related graduate programs.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

See the General Education Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences. Students in this major must take either Math 121 and Math 123 (6 hours) or Math 125 (3 hours) or Math 261 (3 hours) to fulfill the core curriculum requirement of "Math 121: College Algebra or more advanced." Students in this major may use ES 351 to satisfy the core curriculum requirement of a statistics course. ES majors must take Bisc 206 and Chem 103 or Chem 105/115 to satisfy the core curriculum science requirement.

The B.S.E.S. degree requires an additional 17 hours in the following related subjects: history (6 hours); Bisc 207; Phys 211/221 or 213/223; and Spch 102 or 105.

Course Requirements

The B.S.E.S. degree requires 43 semeser hours of professional courses:

34-hour ES core: HP 191 and 203, ES 100, 338, 346, 348, 349, 391, 440, 446, 447, 456, 457, 473 or 493.

9 hours of professional electives: Selected from ES 402, ES 394, NHM 311, HP 303, ES 490, ES 471/Mgmt 371/PRM 471, ES 344, ES 396 or HP 312.

Other Academic Requirements

Majors must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the 34-hour ES core.

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