Course Planning for Exercise Science Major

Find the column for the desired emphasis and math placement level combination. Bolded courses are very nearly essential to complete in the terms shown.

While BIOL 200 is the preferred prerequisite for HBIO 230, please note that for the 2017-18 year, either BIOL 200 or BIOL 201 can be used as a prerequisite for HBIO 230. 

Freshman Year

  • M1/M2/M3+ refer to Math placements. M1s must take MATH 122. M2s must take MATH 125. All are required only to take Statistics for the major.
  • This is a reasonable 15 credit load; taking less is not at all advisable. The HPE 190 class is recommended for student considering health professions. Fall athletes may earn HPER credit for sports participation.
  • C/M/P/E refers to a course that meets requirements for core (including Focal Studies, CE and/or IDP) or major/minor or prerequisite(s) or if all requirements completed and you need credits, a pure elective.
  • If EXMB 200 was not taken, you must do so now.
Term Integrative Physiology Motor Behavior
EXIP-M1 EXIP-M2 EXIP-M3+
EXMB-M1 EXMB-M2 EXMB-3+
Fr Fall

HUM 100
EXMB 200
MATH 122

C/M/P/E
HPE 190

HUM100
EXMB 200
​CHEM 220
MATH 125

HPE 190
HUM100
EXMB 200
CHEM 220

BIOL 200
HPE 190

HUM100
​EXMB 200
MATH 122

C/M/P/E
HPE 190

HUM 100
EXMB 200
MATH 125

C/M/P/E
HPE 190
HUM 100
EXMB 200
BIOL 200

C/M/P/E
HPE 190
Winter C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E
Fr Spring BIOL 200
MATH 125

2x(C/M/P/E)
BIOL 200
CHEM 230

2x(C/M/P/E)
BIOL 200
CHEM 230

2x(C/M/P/E)
BIOL 200
Math 125

2x(C/M/P/E)
BIOL 200
3x(C/M/P/E)
EXIP 281
3x(C/M/P/E)

BIOL 200, Math 125 and EXMB 200 must be completed before sophomore fall!

*For the 2017-18 year, BIOL 200 or 201 can be used as a prerequisite to HBIO 230.

Sophomore Year

  • HBIO 230/231 (Human Anatomy & Physiology) is critical this year. Failing to successfully complete this sequence may delay your graduation!
  • On-pace majors are eligible for: EXIP 281; MATH 207; PSY 350; SOC 301; & PHYS 202. Taking EXIP 365 or EXMB 335 may be available for strong, proactive, and enthusiastic students. If interested, students are eligible for EXMB 105/205, too.
  • Take your 1st upper division EXIP/MB course (EXI/MB 3xx) no later than spring of sophomore year! This generally will be EXIP 345 or EXIP 365 or EXMB 335. It's not bad to take the EXMB 105/205 (if you decide to take them) and EXIP 281; MATH 207; PSY 350; SOC 301 are great, too.
Term Integrative Physiology Motor Behavior EXMB/ATC
EXIP-M1 EXIP M2/M3
So Fall HBIO 230
CHEM 220

2x(C/M/P/E)
HBIO 230
BIOL 201

2x(C/M/P/E)
HBIO 230
3x(C/M/P/E)
HBIO 230
3x(C/M/P/E)
Winter C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E
So Spring HBIO 231
CHEM 230
EXIP/MB 3xx

​​C/M/P/E
HBIO 231
EXIP 3xx

​2x(C/M/P/E)
HBIO 231
EXIP 3xx

​2x(C/M/P/E)

HBIO 231

EXIP 3xx
EXIP 3xx

2x(C/M/P/E)

HBIO 230 and 231 and at least one upper division EXIP course must be completed before Junior fall!

Junior Year

  • All ExSci majors should be eligible for EXIP 385 by junior fall and aim to complete it this year. Generally, all should complete EXIP 345 and/or EXIP 365 this year, also. EXIP majors often take the Physics sequence JR or SR year. Be certain to be eligible for EXIP 399 next term; the prerequisite are specific and extensive.
  • The critical class is Seminar (EXIP 399). Be certain to finish all EXIP 400 prerequisites Spring term too.
Term Integrative Physiology Motor Behavior EXMB/ATC
EXIP-M1 EXIP-M2/M3
Jr Fall BIOL 201
EXIP/MB 3xx 

2x(C/M/P/E)
EXIP/MB 3xx 
3x(C/M/P/E)
2x EXIP/MB 3xx 
2x(C/M/P/E)
EXIP 385
EXIP/MB 33x 

2x(C/M/P/E)
Winter C/M/P/E C/M/P/E C/M/P/E
Jr Spring EXIP 399
EXIP/MB 3xx 

3x(C/M/P/E)
EXIP 399
EXIP/MB 3xx

3x(C/M/P/E)
HBIO 440
EXIP/MB 3xx

2x(C/M/P/E)

Senior Year

  • The big one now is Advanced Anaylsis (EXIP 400). If not already completed, students should be in Statistics.
  • EXIP major need to remember Physics.
  • Generally, EXIP 498/499 are taken consecutively (eg. F/W, F/S, or W/S).
  • Finish capstone work, report your finding on Senior Project Day, complete remaining classes to meet all your various goals.
EXIP & EXMB are now identical.
Sr Fall EXIP 400
3x(C/M/P/E)
EXMB/ATC
Winter EXIP 498 ATC Program
Sr Spring EXIP 499
C/M/P/E