Exercise Science

Sample Program Guide

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: A Sample Program Guide provides an unofficial guide of program requirements and should be used by prospective students who are considering attending NDSU in the future. It is NOT an official curriculum and should NOT be used by current NDSU students for official degree planning purposes. Note that the official curriculum used by current NDSU students can vary from the Sample Program Guide due to a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, start year, education goals, transfer credit, and course availability.

To ensure proper program completion, enrolled students should utilize Degree Map and Schedule Planner in Campus Connection and consult regularly with their academic advisor to ensure requirements are being met.

ENGL 1103COMM 1103
HNES 1702CSCI 114 or TL 1163
PSYC 1113ENGL 1203
MATH 103*3MATH 105*3
Humanities and Fine Arts (Global)3Free Electives**3
 14 15
*** See note below BIOL 2213
BIOL 2203BIOL 221L1
BIOL 220L1CHEM 1223
CHEM 121 (pre or co-requisite: MATH 103)3CHEM 122L1
CHEM 121L1HNES 3653
PHYS 211 (pre-requisite: MATH 105)3STAT 3303
PHYS 211L1Free Electives3
HNES 2503 
 15 17
PSYC 2113HNES 3683
HNES 3743HNES 3703
HNES 3753HNES 3713
HNES 4653HNES 4911
HNES 465L1Humanities and Fine Arts (Diversity)3
Free Electives2Free Electives3
 15 16
Upper Division Writing3HNES 47512
HNES 4723 
HNES 4763 
HNES 4961 
Free Electives6 
 16 12
Total Credits: 120

MATH 103 is a pre-requisite for STAT 330. MATH 105 is a pre-requisite for PHYS 211. If not needed due to placement scores or transfer, student will need the equivalent amount of credits in free electives. 


Consult your advisor for suggested electives for certain Graduate and Professional programs.


Students apply for Exercise Science Professional Status during fall semester of sophomore year.

Application guidelines are provided during HNES 170 Introduction to Exercise Science and during advising sessions with freshmen, as well as on the Exercise Science website. The following requirements must be met before beginning the professional course (sophomore, junior and senior level courses with prefix HNES) of study:

  1. Successful completion of HNES 170 Introduction to Exercise Science with a grade of 'B' or better
  2. Successful completion of BIOL 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/BIOL 220L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory with a grade of 'B' or better
  3. Successful completion of MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 104 Finite Mathematics or higher with a grade of 'B' or better
  4. Successful completion of CHEM 121 General Chemistry I/CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory with a grade if 'B' or better
  5. Minimum NDSU cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher