Feb 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, B.S.


Contact:

Dr. Daniel Goble 
Associate Professor and Director 
dgoble@oakland.edu

Lisa Staudt 
Office Assistant 
lstaudt@oakland.edu

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Exercise Science


Students pursuing a degree in Exercise Science must complete a minimum of 123 credits, including the following requirements.

  1. Meet the university general education requirements (see General Education Requirements). Note that several foundational courses satisfy general education requirements and Exercise Science degree requirements. See courses marked with “*”.
  2. Complete the foundational courses
  3. Complete the exercise science core courses
  4. Complete the pre-physical therapy academic concentration, or electives to meet a minimum of 123 credits. Students are encouraged to complete a minor to contribute to the elective requirements.

Core course electives


Pre-Physical therapy academic concentration course requirements


Students may choose the pre-physical therapy academic concentration (see below) or complete elective credits to meet a minimum of 123 credits and satisfy university requirements for 3000/4000 level courses.

Required courses:

Specialization in Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies


The Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies (O&P) specialization prepares students for a career as an O&P Assistant. O&P Assistants work in collaboration with clinical Orthotists and Prosthetists, as well as other healthcare providers, to design, fit and modify orthotic and prosthetic devices. They maintain a presence from the first assessment to follow up with the patient, encompassing the design, fabrication and fit of their devices.

Students pursuing a degree in Exercise Science with a Specialization in Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies must complete a minimum of 123 credits.


To earn the specialization, students must meet the requirements outlined below and complete the following courses with a minimum grade of B-.