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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HHP: Exercise and Health Sciences, B.S.

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The HHP: Exercise and Health Sciences program is designed to prepare students for graduate work in areas of study such as Clinical Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam offered by National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Students should refer to the Graduate Catalog for additional information about graduate studies.

Continuation Standards, Internship Admittance and Graduation Standards

The following standards will be applied for all individuals enrolled in the Exercise and Health Sciences concentration:

  1. To continue to progress in the Exercise and Health Sciences concentration, students are required to:
    1. Earn a minimum grade of C in all HHP and NUTR classes required for the Exercise and Health Sciences concentration;
    2. An overall GPA of 2.5 is required to register for 2000, 3000 and 4000 level required HHP classes;
    3. Transfer students must have an overall GPA of 2.50 to select the HHP: Exercise and Health Sciences concentration as their major.
  2. If, in the judgment of the faculty, there is reason to question the emotional and/or cognitive readiness of the student to successfully complete an internship, the faculty have the right and the obligation to exclude the student from the internship.
  3. Students may be required to purchase uniforms/lab attire for field experiences and/or internships. Internship placement is very competitive and based upon previous class work, field experiences, and internship site coordinator interviews. Students may need to be financially prepared for travel and living expenses if choosing to intern outside the Chattanooga area.

General Education

(see General Education  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (12 hours)

  • Complete one course in each subcategory

Historical Understanding (3 hours)

Literature (3 hours)

Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)

Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  •  Two approved behavioral and social sciences courses

Statistics: (3 hours)

  • One approved statistics course

Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)

  • One approved non-western culture course

Additional Information and Notes

Electives to complete 120 hours.

Minimum grade of C required in all HHP and NUTR courses required for the Exercise Science concentration.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

*Also satisfies requirement in the major.

#Also satisfies general education requirement.

ClearPath for Advising

The ClearPath for Advising provides students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree.  Your ClearPath is available through the Advisement website.

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