Exercise SciencePage address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/undergraduate/exercise.html
Keep up to date with the latest on:
- conferences and events related to exercise science
- internship and job postings
Applying to the Major
Both general and pre-PT tracks will use the same application. You can choose either of the 2 application guidelines and they are described in the application. You will need to upload an unoffical transcript at the end of your application.
Application Due March 1st.
Decisions are emailed to students by March 16th.
The Exercise Science major requires a separate application process. Acceptance into the major gives you permanent upper level division permission to enroll in 300-400 level courses. Applications will only be reviewed twice a year with the deadlines of October 1st and March 1st. There are new minimum requirements for all students on the Spring 2018-current bulletins. These new requirements were put in place to have students apply to the major earlier, make the transition to upper level classes more seamless, and move students through the progression of classes with 12+ credit semesters. If you are on a bulletin (check the upper right corner of your DARS) before Spring 2018, you can apply to the major using the old or updated requirements. The new requirements would allow you to apply while you are enrolled in BIO 330 and the old ones require a C in BIO 330. The next application will open February 1st and be posted here.
1. Completion of at least 32 credits.
2. A minimum cumulative GAP of 2.75.
3. A minimum grade of a C in BIO 330.
Updates ES Major Minimum Requirements
1. Completion of at least 32 credits.
2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
3. A minimum grade of C- inBIO 220.
4. A minimum grade of a C- in CHEM 111 or CHEM 201.
5. A minimum grade of a C in MATH 112 or MATH 115.
6. Completed or currently enrolled in: [General Track- HP 291 and HP 160] or [Pre-PT- HP 265].
***Updated Advising Resources*** With information on HP course pre-reqs, course sequencing, and what you need to apply to the major.
B.S. Exercise Science Program Requirement (Both Tracks)
Academic Map for General Track Emphasis
Academic Map for Pre-PT Track
Exercise Science Drop-In Advising
Location: HC 2010 upstairs computer lab
Dates and Times:
Monday March 26th 10:00am-noon
Tuesday March 27th noon – 1:00pm
Thursday March 29th 11:00am-1:00pm
Monday April 2nd 11:00-1:00pm
Tuesday April 3rd noon- 1:00pm
Wednesday April 4th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday April 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Registration for Summer 2018 Opens 3/19
Registration for Fall 2018 Opens 4/2
Advising sessions will begin the week of 3/26. Details on dates and times will be posted soon.
The major requires 3 credits of HP 496 internship. Each credit represents 50 hours of internship therefore you need to complete 150 internship hours.
Pre-PT/OT/AT students may use observation hours towards their internship credits. Send a document (including the location, contact information, goals, and objectives of your observation hours) to your advisor. The observation hours will be approved nad you will be given permission to register. You will log all of your observation hours using the HP 496 Hours Log and through your online application system for graduate school (example PTCAS).
General Track Students must complete the Internship Application to be approved and get permission to register. Please complete the form and email it to your advisor along with your tech id.
Use the HP 496 Internship/Observation Hours Log to keep track of your hours. You will submit this log at the end of the semester.
Please include your tech id with your internship application.
Course Permissions- Who to Ask?!?!?
If you can't register for a course, look at the error message you receive.
Upper Level Permission - Your advisor
You need to apply for graduation at the begining of your last year of classes.
**Note on Course Offerings**
Starting August 2018, HP 392 will only be offered in the Fall and HP 403W will only be offered in the Spring.
The college advising team is working on reassigning advisors to all students. While this continues, you can see Dr. Albers, Dr. Visser, or Dr. Frost for assistance. Know that if we are not assigned as your offical advisor (listed at the top of your DARS) we do not have digital access to your DARS and you will need to bring it with you.
Students with less than 30 credits or those not yet ready to apply to the major are assigned to the College Advising Office. The College SRC also remains co-listed as an advisor for students pursuing Pre-PT, Pre-OT, or those not meeting academic standards.
Program Overview: our BS in exercise science is regarded as one of the top programs in the country. We cater to students with wide range of interests. Our program prepares students for certifications offered by the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Faculty (2017-2018)
Dr. Jessica Albers, PhD
Dr. Mary F. Visser, PhD
GraduateAssistants, Research Assistants,
Dylan Hofstad - Teaching Assistant Viola Holdbrook LaboratorySlater Powell - Teaching Assistant Viola Holdbrook Laboratory
Jacob Gallagher - Teaching Assistant Viola Holdbrook Laboratory
Kate Weed - Research Assistant Force Science Institute
Emily Novak - Research Assistant Force Science Institute
Mike Kantor - Teaching Assistant MSU Anatomy and Physiology
Alex Hartman - MSU Athletic Training
Courtney Ferry - MSU Athletic Training
Spencer Klevan - MSU Fitness and Wellness
Lindsey Lentz - Graduate Assistanship United Hospital
Austin Witt - Graduate Assistantship South Central College
Contacting the HP Lab GA’s
GA Office is in Highland Center Rm 1300. The phone number is (507)-389-5988