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2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

B.S. Specialization as an Exercise Specialist

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This undergraduate major program gives students a background in the scientific concepts of fitness exercise, disease risk reduction, nutrition, and the techniques used to evaluate fitness, and health status. Students, in addition, are given an introductory background in the psychological and business aspects of the fitness/wellness field. Students are also prepared to go on to graduate work in related fitness/wellness/allied health disciplines. The emphasis of the course of study is on working with adults outside of the formal educational system. This program does not include preparation for New York State teacher certification. However, this program does include a senior year field experience in health fitness clubs, corporate fitness programs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and/or any other approved fitness or wellness centers. Professor Zwiren, Coordinator

Final admission to the field experience will be made by the Chairperson of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences upon recommendation from the faculty.

Matriculation Standards are the same as for the certification program (IA).

Continuation Standards

Students who have declared exercise specialist as their major, are screened for admission to the program at the completion of their sophomore year (64 credits) based on the following criteria:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better in the following categories:
    1. All course work completed at Hofstra University;
    2. Required exercise specialist major course work (courses designated by *).
  2. Recommendation of the major adviser.
  3. Final admission to the program is made by the Chairperson of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences upon the recommendation from the faculty.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 129

1. The Successful Completion of at Least 129 Semester Hours

The successful completion of at least 129 semester hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in work completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts

At least 63 semester hours must be in liberal arts.

3. Residence Requirements

There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization, including two field experiences, and the last 30 hours. The 15 hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. The following general and major requirements:

a) ENGL 1 & 2

b) Humanities: 6 s.h.


c) PSY 1, 63, SGG 47

  • SGG 47 (New College)

d) SOC 4

e) BIO 50, 103, 105, 106

f) Liberal arts electives: 24 s.h.

24 semester hours in liberal arts electives, with 9 of these semester hours in related disciuplines taken under advisement.

g) Basic statistic, computer, or microcompuer course: 3 s.h.

course taken under advisement.

h) PESP and HPFS courses

i) Electives: 3 s.h.

Selection of 3 s.h. from the following courses or under advisement:

j) Two business courses: 6 s.h.

taken under advisement.

k) CRSR 116 and a 2 s.h. Dance course


* Required exercise specialist major course work.
** See University Degree Requirements.

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